Cyclones, typhoons, hurricanes - the power of devastation Typhoon season amid the COVID-19 pandemic On May 14, Typhoon Vongfong slammed the Philippines with strong winds and heavy rains, destroying the city of San Policarpo in the eastern province of Samar. At least five people died and more than 91,000 people were forced to leave their homes. Typhoons are not unusual in the Philippines at this time of year. But the COVID-19 outbreak lockdown measures are exacerbating the situation. … [Read more...] about Cyclone Amphan: Is Bangladesh prepared?
Second deadliest hurricane
According to Mr Verkaik: 'There is little doubt that the two patrols involving the Defiants, which met the full force of the Luftwaffe attacks, blunted the enemy's strikes against the Royal Navy ships which had been targeted by more than 300 enemy aircraft. That day the Navy lost just two ships [minesweepers] while evacuating nearly 68,000 men from the Dunkirk beaches — the greatest number in a single day during Operation Dynamo.' … [Read more...] about The forgotten hero of the Battle of Britain: How ridiculed WWII RAF fighter plane was far deadlier than it was ever given credit for, claims new book
14:48 Switzerland has reported its first infant death from the new coronavirus. The Swiss health ministry said the baby was infected "abroad," without giving further details. "Children are less likely to fall ill (with the virus) than adults and are less infectious," Stefan Kuster, the new head of Switzerland's coronavirus crisis response, told reporters in the Canton of Aargau, where the child was from. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus latest: Trump says US is ‘terminating’ ties with WHO
Put your eyebrows or your loved ones first, by all means. Get your waistline or household back in shape, second. But ask yourself what the reaction would be if Jeremy Corbyn had been responsible for this appalling mess, and when you must vote again, remember who our leader was when we had no leader worth the name. … [Read more...] about One day this will be over. And what will you do?
But the focus of German hockey media and fans alike turned almost immediately to the Art Ross Trophy, awarded annually to the leading scorer in the regular season. Everyone knew that this time the winner would be Germany's Leon Draisaitl, who finished with 110 points (43 goals, 67 assists) in 71 games — 13 points ahead of teammate Connor McDavid, who took the honor in 2017 and 2018. In fact, Draisaitl, who cracked the 100-point plateau for the first time last season, was on pace to earn 127 points if the full 82-game schedule had been played. He also would have had a decent shot at breaking the 50-goal barrier for a second straight season. … [Read more...] about NHL star Leon Draisaitl on being leading scorer: ‘Something you dream of’