ABC News(NEW YORK) — Two people were killed Thursday morning when a tornado struck Ruston, Louisiana, the governor said, as he warned that the threat from the storms wasn’t over. “Our prayers are with the people of Ruston today,” Gov. John Bel Edwards tweeted. Ruston, in the northern part of the state, is about 70 miles east of Shreveport. Louisiana State Police and the Louisiana National Guard are helping local responders in the aftermath, Edwards said. More severe weather is set to move into the Gulf Coast region on Thursday. Severe weather watches and warnings, including tornado watches and warnings and severe thunderstorm watches, are in effect.The entire storm system will finally begin to move out of Texas and into the Gulf Coast states — from Louisiana to Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle — on Thursday afternoon. This system will bring severe storms on Thursday to New Orleans; Jackson and Biloxi, Mississippi; Mobile and Montgomery, Alabama; and Tallahassee, Florida. The biggest threat with these storms will be damaging winds of over 60 mph, with a few tornadoes possible. Heavy rain could produce flash flooding in urban areas, including New Orleans.The whole storm system will move east Thursday night into Friday and bring heavy rain and strong storms for the East Coast. The heaviest rain and strongest storms will hit the Carolinas and the Mid-Atlantic, while the Northeast should see heavy rain and gusty winds.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
The credit union community will be out in force for the annual Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten-Mile Run Sunday, which raises funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.CUNA staff will join other credit union volunteers helping the race run without a hitch, and more than 165 members of Congress have signed on to serve as honorary race chairs.More than 15,000 runners are expected to participate in the race. This is the 14th year credit unions have sponsored the event. Credit Union Miracle Day , a collaboration of more than 100 credit unions, partners and credit union service organizations will present a $525,852 donation on race day.Runners will choose between the 10-mile run or a 5K run/walk, and children ages 5 to 12 can participate in a half-mile run. Runners in the 10-mile run will have a chance at the largest-ever purse for the event: $80,500.American runners will run in pursuit of a $25,000 purse, with a $10,000 bonus available to anyone who breaks the men’s or women’s record. Greg Myers set the men’s record in 1983 with a time of 46 minutes, 13 seconds, and Janet Bawcom set the women’s record last year with a time of 52 minutes, 12 seconds. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
LONDON: Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes stated the Barcelona team under Pep Guardiola was the best side he came up against during the course of his illustrious career.Scholes, often regarded as one of the finest playmakers in the history of the game, conceded that Barcelona had assembled an ‘unreal’ team when Manchester United came up against them in the first decade of this century. Scholes also recalled the time when Manchester United were defeated by Barcelona in two UEFA Champions League finals in a span of three years. In 2009, Barcelona blanked Manchester United 2-0 in Rome while they thumped the Red Devils 3-1 in London in 2011. Scholes admitted that United would have won more UCL titles in a different era. “We were quite unlucky really. In any other era we might have won four, five, or six European Cups,” Scholes told the A Goal In One Podcast as per Daily Mail. “But the teams that were about — you look at Guardiola’s Barcelona team. Jesus, how good were they?! “You could go right through the team. In midfield, you had Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Sergio Busquets and Lionel Messi. Henry on the left. Centre halves of Gerard Pique and Carlos Puyol. Just unreal. “They’re without doubt the best team I’ve played against. They’re one of the best teams that has ever been.” IANS Also Read: NHL players on board with daily COVID-19 testing if season resumes
Hearts of Oaks defender, Nuru Sulley has returned home from Egypt after only a few days stay in the Arabian land.Nuru who arrived in Ghana on Sunday night is hoping that issues involving his move from Hearts would be resolved amicably and on time so he will finally join the exodus bandwagon. The defender had to return home upon the request of Accra Hearts of Oak who are yet to receive the transfer fee for the Stalwart Ghana defender.The defender disclosed. “I am back home upon the request of Hearts of Oak because there are issues surrounding my transfer which has not been dealt with. The transfer fee involved has not been paid to Hearts though I have had my share already. “The Egyptians want to pay $100,000 which is less than the $130,000 we originally agreed on with the Libyan club so Hearts objected it so I had to come back home whilst things are sorted out”. Libyan cub, Al-Nasr who agreed on a $130,000 transfer fee with Hearts but has had to loan the defender to El Geish in the Egyptian Premier League because of the postponement of the Libyan League due to violence in that region. The Federation of Libyan Football postponed the Libyan domestic football league until January 2015 following ongoing armed violence in the North African country. The new season was supposed to commence in August but fighting between rebel factions in the capital, Tripoli and Benghazi have made arrangements impossible. The general assembly of the body set for August 18 in Bayda, eastern Libya, was also suspended until further notice.Hearts are said to have recalled the defender because it had not received its share of the transfer fee involved in the transfer of their defender.