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Author: 0 Mash The Gas: NASCAR Richmond Preview

We're going to use it as a pre-season game - to use an National Football League analogy - to kind of warm us up for Kentucky. The meeting was followed by a prerace concert for fans, part of the track's attempt to give fans more than a race when they buy a ticket.

World Manchester Arena bomb victims remembered as venue reopens
Author: 0 Manchester Arena bomb victims remembered as venue reopens

Adrian Thorpe's daughter Alex was among those caught up. "Music was Olivia's life". Backpacks, large bags and even iPads were banned as people filed through metal detectors on their way in to the We Are Manchester event. A team of trained trauma specialists and mental health professionals will be on hand at the event for anyone who needs help. Headlined by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, the charity concert has attracted many big names to the stage in an event that will see all ...

World Braves offering free tickets this weekend to those displaced by Hurricane Irma
Author: 0 Braves offering free tickets this weekend to those displaced by Hurricane Irma

Urena took a.077 batting average into the game and had not driven in a run in 69 career at-bats before his liner to right field drove in Suzuki, who walked. Counties across metro Atlanta are preparing for the worse, but hoping for the best. He was placed on the DL on July 25. Braves C Tyler Flowers, on the DL since August 30 with a bruised left wrist, was 1-for-4.

World Trump Organization ethics lawyer's wife busted for sex with jail inmate
Author: 0 Trump Organization ethics lawyer's wife busted for sex with jail inmate

Burchfield is married to Bobby Burchfield , who was hired as an independent ethics advisor to the Donald J. Revocable Trust in January, which has overseen the Trump Organization since the president took office, the Times reported. Fauquier County Sheriff's Office would not identify the inmate or elaborate on his connection to Burchfield. "According to state law, Burchfield faces up to 12 months in jail and a $2,500 fine if found guilty", the newspaper reports.

World Watch Florida stranger give woman last generator for her sick father-in-law
Author: 0 Watch Florida stranger give woman last generator for her sick father-in-law

Thursday. Pam Brekke searched Orlando stores for a generator to help her father only to find empty shelves. Her father is ill and requires oxygen. He said he and his fellow employees felt helpless since they were out of generators . "She need the generator ", Santiago told WESH. The two hugged and Santiago continued shopping, according to WPTV.

World Washington couple married 75 years named Harvey and Irma
Author: 0 Washington couple married 75 years named Harvey and Irma

As Texas reels from Hurricane Harvey and Florida prepares for Hurricane Irma to strike this weekend, a couple living thousands of kilometres away is coming to terms with their own unusual connection to the storms. As for the hurricanes, The Times reports the names are on a six-year rotation through the World Meteorological Organization - unless the storms are major.

World Mar-a-Lago ordered to evacuate; 1 Trump mansion destroyed by Irma
Author: 0 Mar-a-Lago ordered to evacuate; 1 Trump mansion destroyed by Irma

More than 100,000 Palm Beach residents were told to evacuate Friday, the Miami Herald reported . Public Safety Director Kirk Blouin told the Palm Beach Daily he's not aware of any extra storm protection underway at Mar-a-Lago, and a local reporter who drove by the property told CNN she saw no exterior preparations.

Author: 0 Hurricane Irma predicted to avoid Virginia, moving farther west

The diameter of Irma's tropical-force wind strength was about 300 miles on Thursday. No model can take into account all the atmospheric forces that guide a storm, Knox said. This would give forecasters a better sense of how strong and deep the trough over the eastern USA will be. "However, we typically only launch two a day though", said Mike Kurz, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Gaylord.

World SC governor gives update on Hurricane Irma preparations
Author: 0 SC governor gives update on Hurricane Irma preparations

McMaster says they'll make a final decision at 6 p.m. It is expected to strengthen before hitting Florida, forecasters say. Under the projected track released Friday, the tropical system is expected to sweep into Alabama Monday morning bringing sustained winds of up to 30 miles per hour, with higher gusts in the eastern part of the state.

World Organizations ready to help with Hurricane Irma
Author: 0 Organizations ready to help with Hurricane Irma

Despain said even with the short turnaround time, members wanted to go. Captain Danny Scharff said, "there's a little added stress to that". For LES, they're unsure of what exactly their jobs will be. "The system is going to be heavily used before this hurricane is over", Ganger said. This is the quickest turnaround NETF-1 has had between back-to-back deployments.

World Mexico expels North Korean ambassador after nuclear test
Author: 0 Mexico expels North Korean ambassador after nuclear test

Mexico's foreign ministry says it has given Kim Hyong-gil 72 hours to pack his things and leave. The Mexican government has sent an administrative order to all federal government institutions to fully implement the UN Security Council resolutions on North Korea.

World CBI books former UPA minister Jayanthi Natarajan for corruption
Author: 0 CBI books former UPA minister Jayanthi Natarajan for corruption

But the fresh spotlight on her role as environment minister revives attention on scams and scandals that dogged the UPA in its second term in office at the Centre. The CBI also filed FIR against Electrosteel Casting Ltd and others under section 120B and Prevention of Corruption Act. The CBI, in 2015, had said that the former minister may be questioned since the alleged irregularities took place during her tenure.

World EU Irked By British Position On Irish Border And Brexit Bill
Author: 0 EU Irked By British Position On Irish Border And Brexit Bill

A senior EU Brexit negotiator has stated that he is prepared to increase the pace of discussions with Britain. Barnier explained that he sees the situation as a "special responsibility", in which the peace process and the gains of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement must be preserved, the Common Travel Area maintained, and a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland avoided.

World Hurricane Irma barrels down on Florida, and residents scramble to prepare
Author: 0 Hurricane Irma barrels down on Florida, and residents scramble to prepare

Florida's entire west coast was likely to see unsafe effects from the surge, Governor Scott added. The Hurricane Center's quantitative precipitation forecast for 5 days out, September 9 through 14, shows over 20 inches of rain projected in portions of the Keys, with over 15 inches possible in the southern tip of Florida.

World Richard Branson survives Hurricane Irma after hiding in his island's wine cellar
Author: 0 Richard Branson survives Hurricane Irma after hiding in his island's wine cellar

He posted images of himself playing games and drinking wine, referred to his time on the island as a "sleepover" and said he and his team would weather the storm in his concrete wine cellar. Branson started out his business in London in 1970 to sell discount music records. Branson is the 324th wealthiest person in the world, with a net worth of about $5 billion, according to Forbes , which notes that he bought Necker Island for $180,000.

World U.S. calls for United Nations vote Monday on fresh Pyongyang sanctions
Author: 0 U.S. calls for United Nations vote Monday on fresh Pyongyang sanctions

Meanwhile, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday said his country will support new measures against North Korea following the latest nuclear test by the Kim Jong-un regime. On reports that North Korea may test-launch another intercontinental ballistic missile on Saturday, the official said the U.S.is monitoring the situation and coordinating very closely with its allies.

World USA seeks Kim Jong-un assets freeze
Author: 0 USA seeks Kim Jong-un assets freeze

But I do believe that we'll solve it. According to the website of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Xi told Macron that "China retains the goal of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, and it will firmly protect the global nonproliferation regime and the peace and stability of Northeast Asia".

World Katia weakens to tropical depression over Mexico
Author: 0 Katia weakens to tropical depression over Mexico

The quake, the strongest to strike the country in more than 80 years, killed at least 61 people. Yunes said 2,886 had been evacuated from their homes across the state. Katia was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm as it was about 110 miles (175 km) northwest of Veracruz, Mexico with sustained winds of 45 mph (70 kmh), the center said in an advisory.

World A Plane Flew Straight Into Hurricane Irma And Twitter Can't Understand Why
Author: 0 A Plane Flew Straight Into Hurricane Irma And Twitter Can't Understand Why

Radar data of the plane's flight path offered a spectacular show for aviation enthusiasts who followed in real time as Delta Flight 431 headed south right into the unsafe storm before noon. "Our meteorology team is the best in the business", said Erik Snell, vice president of Delta's operations and customer center. But after the almost four-hour flight, at the moment of landing, at 12:01 p.m.

World Barack Obama makes surprise visit to high school to 'welcome back students'
Author: 0 Barack Obama makes surprise visit to high school to 'welcome back students'

Locale of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson joined Obama at the school for a dialog with the understudies about their life objectives, seeking after advanced education and offering back to their groups. The students gasped in shock as Obama strolled in the classroom with a cheery greeting, "How's it going, everybody?" Obama took a seat among the students and told them when he was president, he made a point of meeting with young people wherever he traveled.

World Gov. Abbott Forms Commission To Aid Harvey Rebuilding Efforts
Author: 0 Gov. Abbott Forms Commission To Aid Harvey Rebuilding Efforts

Funding for the commission comes from each agency that is involved with the task force, Abbott said. "We will rebuild Texas and we will build it even better than it was before". Governor Abbott has estimated the damage caused by Harvey could exceed a hundred and fifty billion dollars. Sharp, who was born in Placedo, a coastal community not far from Victoria, starting work immediately after Thursday's announcement.

World Georgia orders evacuation of coast ahead of Hurricane Irma
Author: 0 Georgia orders evacuation of coast ahead of Hurricane Irma

During his news conference on Thursday, McMaster laid out the state's plans if he decides to activate a mandatory evacuation along the coast of sc. As of 2 p.m. Spayberry and Pfaff both said Wednesday storms along the coast were unrelated to the hurricane, and weather should remain clear until Irma makes her presence known sometime during the weekend.