Hurricane Dorian intensified to a Category 5 on Sunday morning as it bore down on the northern Bahamas with howling winds, surging seas and a threat of torrential rains, forcing some evacuations and hotel closures. The storm now boasts maximum sustained winds of 160 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center - the highest category on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale - that is capable of inflicting catastrophic damage. The monster hurricane's path moved slightly towards Florida on Sunday morning, putting parts of South Florida back in the danger zone for a possible landfall, as the storm barrels towards the southeastern coast of the U.S. Dorian will hit some of the Bahamian islands today and and the eyewall of the catastrophic storm will hit the Abaco Islands with devastating winds first, according to the NHC. After parking over the Bahamas, the storm will aim north towards south Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas - where states of emergencies are in … [Read more...] about Hurricane Dorian STRENGTHENS to Category 5
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Staff reports Pacific Daily News USA TODAY NETWORK Published 7:00 PM EDT Aug 31, 2019 You submitted your nominations, and we’ve narrowed it down to the top five. Congratulations to our Pika Best of 2019 finalists! Online voting for Pika Best of Guam 2019 began Aug. 19 and will continue until Sept. 9. Pika’s Best is an annual open survey that allows Guam residents to vote for their favorite island restaurants, shopping destinations, entertainment venues and more. To vote, readers can go to PikaBestofGuam.com. Winners will be announced in the October issue of Pika. Customer Service Best Bank/Credit Union Bank of Guam Coast360 Bank of Hawaii Navy federal First Hawaiian Bank Best Cable Service Best Club Membership Westin Club PHR The Hills Membership - Leo Palace Resort Calvos Docomo Best Hotel The Westin Resort Guam Hyatt Outrigger Dusit Thani Leo Palace Hotel Best Hotel For Banquets The Westin Resort Guam Hyatt Dusit Thani Sheraton Leo Palace … [Read more...] about Pika Best of 2019 voting ends Sept. 9
The original queen of pop talks to Vanessa Grigoriadis about inspiration, aging, motherhood and why she refuses to cede controlThe night before the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas in May, Madonna was sitting in the arena attached to the MGM Grand hotel, staring at a double of herself. The double, who was standing on the stage many yards away, was younger and looked Asian but wore a similar lace minidress and a wig in Madonna’s current hairstyle, a ’30s movie star’s crimped blond waves.“It’s always the second person with the wig — she wants to see it,” a stage designer said, adding that when she makes a decision, she is definitive.Madonna was observing Madonna to make sure Madonna was doing everything perfectly. Up on the stage set of a funky urban street with lampposts and a tiled bar, the double hit her marks and held a fist up to her mouth like a faux microphone for a rendition of “Medellín,” the on-trend, Latin-inflected … [Read more...] about What next for Madonna?
So you've chosen your 'bride tribe' and decided on a date for your hen do - now there's the small matter of your bridesmaids putting together an epic itinerary. Whether you live in Surrey and want to keep it local, or you're from outside the county and want to enjoy its stunning scenery, there are loads of ideas for things you can do in the county. With its easy access to London, it's also the perfect place to combine the capital's hustle and bustle with the beauty of the countryside. From relaxing spa days and indulgent afternoon teas to boozy cocktail making classes, mad clubbing nights and some adventure activities, Surrey has it all. Take a look at our suggestions for activities and venues to make your hen do one to remember. Read More You can do all of this in Surrey 1. Silent Pool Distillers, Albury Activities: Gin tasting tour Deep in the Surrey Hills is the Silent Pool Distillery where the award-winning Silent Pool Gin is distilled and bottled, in Albury. Tours of the … [Read more...] about 53 great ideas for a hen party in and around Surrey
Peter Oborne 16 May 2019 10:58 AM 16 May 2019 10:58 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Conrad Black, who was jailed in the US for fraud and obstructing justice, has been pardoned by Donald Trump. Here Peter Oborne profiles the former media mogul and his wife Barbara in an article published in The Spectator in 2004: A few weeks ago executives were endeavouring to bring home to Conrad Black the full horror of his personal and corporate predicament, when a sight met their eyes. His wife Barbara, clad only in a leotard and shades, had swept into the room. For a moment nobody spoke. ‘Oh Conrad,’ Barbara Black proclaimed: ‘Let’s just get out of here. They hate us.’ Barbara Amiel was born in Watford, and she enjoyed the kind of childhood that, if survived at all, instils resilience through life. She wrote her first autobiography — it is greatly to be hoped that another will follow — as early as 1980. … [Read more...] about The ballad of Conrad Black