Tropical Storm Ian, which formed late Friday over the central Caribbean Sea, could threaten Florida as a major hurricane early next week after cutting across western Cuba, forecasters said. The National Hurricane Center said that residents of South Florida and the Florida Keys should prepare hurricane supplies by sunset Monday. The storm could hit the peninsula as a Category 3 hurricane or higher, it said. The storm, which was 385 miles southeast of Jamaica’s capital, Kingston, at 11 p.m. Eastern time Friday, was headed west-northwest at 12 mph and carried maximum winds of 40 mph, forecasters said. Forecasters said Ian was expected to move across the central Caribbean Sea through Saturday, then pass southwest of Jamaica and near or over the Cayman Islands on Sunday before approaching western Cuba on Monday. The Cayman Islands issued a hurricane watch and Jamaica issued a tropical storm watch. On Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida declared a state of emergency for 24 … [Read more...] about Tropical Storm Ian forms, and Florida prepares for its effects
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 21 TORONTO (AP) — Canadian troops are being sent to assist the recovery from the devastation of storm Fiona, which swept away houses, stripped off roofs and knocked out power across the country's Atlantic provinces. After surging north from the Caribbean as a hurricane, Fiona came ashore before dawn Saturday as a post-tropical cyclone, battering Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Quebec with hurricane-strength winds, heavy rains and huge waves. Defense Minister Anita Anand said Saturday that troops would help remove fallen trees and other debris, restore transportation links and do whatever else is required for as long as it takes. She didn’t specify how many troops would be deployed. Fiona was blamed for at least five deaths in the Caribbean, but there was … [Read more...] about Canadian military to help clean up Fiona’s devastation
Circuito del Jarama, just north of Madrid, is stepping up its efforts to return to the Formula 1 calendar after an absence of 41 years and counting. Local officials appear open to the idea of hosting an additional race in the country rather than taking the Spanish Grand Prix away from Barcelona. In June, a letter was sent to Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali by Enrique Lopez, a cabinet minister for the Community of Madrid, expressing formal interest in staging a grand prix. Now it is being reported that the Jarama venue, which held the Spanish Grand Prix on 11 occasions between 1967 and 1981, is to be upgraded to make it eligible to host Formula 1 and MotoGP. Isabel Diaz Ayuso, president of the Community of Madrid, said at a press conference that attempts to procure a grand prix were not being made “to the detriment of Catalunya”, with Barcelona having a contract to host the Spanish Grand Prix through to 2026 . However, Ayuso added that while it remains “very early” in … [Read more...] about Efforts being stepped up to restore Jarama to the Formula 1 calendar
A historic farmhouse in Colts Neck, NJ, is the oldest property to hit the market this week on Realtor.com®. This spacious home, which comes with 30 acres and a storied past, features exposed-beam ceilings, four fireplaces, and many built-ins. Other antique homes on the market this week include a Cape in Massachusetts, an 18th-century Dutch stone home in New York, and a South Carolina beauty with a two-story kitchen house. Scroll on down for a full look at this week's 10 oldest homes . 1. 867 Route 34, Colts Neck, NJ Price: $1,849,999 Hitting the market later this week, this historic four-bedroom home features 3,000 square feet of living space. The Colts Neck farmhouse comes with 27.93 waterfront acres along Big Brook and overlooks a picturesque pond. The fenced property once held horses, goats, sheep, and chickens. You can take in the serene sunrise views from the back porch. There's also an opportunity to subdivide the lot, if the buyer chooses. ——— 2. … [Read more...] about Built in 1700, a New Jersey Farmhouse on 28 Acres Is the Week’s Oldest Home
Marco Rubio hopes to sway voters interested in Chick-fil-A, Ram trucks, and Duck Dynasty. John Fetterman is searching for fans of microbreweries, Teslas and the Dave Matthews Band. And Michael Bennet wants to reach people who like Taylor Swift and Lizzo — while avoiding devoted listeners of Jason Aldean. Candidates in some of the highest-profile midterm races are using Facebook and Instagram ad targeting to aim messages at voters based on their music tastes, sports fandoms, shopping destinations and television habits, a CNN review of data from the social media platforms found. The data, which Facebook parent company Meta has started to make public in recent months, provides a snapshot into how political campaigns are slicing and dicing online groups of voters based on very specific interests. And it's a sign that as America grows more politically polarized, the candidates are using cultural icons as proxies for politics. "There are very few things in American culture, … [Read more...] about Political candidates are targeting you on social media based on these interests. Here’s how.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In the eyes of Belarus' foreign minister, the root cause of the war in Ukraine dates back 30 years ago to the end of the Cold War. At that time, there was no official treaty — just a “gentlemen’s agreement” that opened a path for the West to secure its domination, in part through the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance, Vladimir Makei told the U.N. General Assembly on Saturday. “With its drive to enlarge NATO, the West has essentially trampled upon the indivisibility of security, the vital principle, which states that one party must not seek to achieve its own security at the expense of other parties,” he said. Makei said NATO and the West, in their quest to expand eastward, “overlooked the legitimate security interests of both Russia and Belarus." He described NATO’s involvement in what he called “illegal wars” in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya and Syria, “in addition to the Alliance’s attempts to encroach on some historical Eastern Slavic and … [Read more...] about Belarus foreign minister blames NATO, West for Ukraine war
Zak Brown has said Formula 1 is already popular in the States even without an F1 driver or a team solely based in the country. Formula 1 has enjoyed a huge boost in popularity in the United States of late with new owners Liberty Media seemingly targeting that demographic. A record three races will take place on American soil in 2023 with the Las Vegas Grand Prix set to follow the Miami Grand Prix onto the calendar. But still, there remains a lack of an American presence on the track. Haas label themselves as an American team with a headquarters in Kannapolis but a lot of their work is undergone at their UK and Italian bases. Indeed, there has not been an American driver in F1 for seven years and following Colton Herta’s collapsed move to AlphaTauri , that does not look like changing anytime soon. Following the breakdown of the deal, F1 was criticised for being too European centric with IndyCar driver Graham Rahal claiming it was “elitist.” In a tweet he said: “They … [Read more...] about Zak Brown: ‘F1 does not need an American team or driver to be popular in the US’