‘Where’s Jackie?’ Biden seeks lawmaker Walorski who died in August

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden publicly sought out Jackie Walorski, an Indiana Congresswoman who died in a car accident in August, during a conference on hunger on Wednesday, seeming to forget that she had passed away. Biden thanked other conference organizers, then asked: “Jackie are you here? Where’s Jackie?” Walorski, a … Read more

Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida

Hurricane Ian will be a “catastrophic storm that is going to do significant damage,” Eric Silagy, president and CEO of Florida Power & Light (FPL), said at a news conference. “Ian is going to be a life-changing event. This is a very powerful, catastrophic storm that is going to do significant damage,” Silagy said. He … Read more

Monster Hurricane Ian hammers Florida

Heavy winds and rain pummelled Florida on Wednesday as Hurricane Ian intensified to just shy of the strongest Category 5 level, threatening to wreak “catastrophic” destruction on the southern US state. Forecasters warned of a looming once-in-a-generation calamity, with life-threatening storm surges, extensive flooding and devastating winds promising what Florida Governor Ron DeSantis called a … Read more

Should LIV Golf members earn world ranking points? Rory McIlroy and Matt Fitzpatrick have their say | Golf News

LIV Golf, which launched in June and has so far held five events, applied for recognition in golf’s world rankings in July and its file remains under review; rankings play a key role in deciding entry into golf’s four majors Last Updated: 9/28/22 2:32pm Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Billy … Read more

Storm Ian strengthens to Category 4 hurricane as millions urged to evacuate Florida Gulf Coast

SARASOTA, Fla., Sept 28 (Reuters) – Hurricane Ian intensified to an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm on Wednesday as it barreled closer to Florida’s Gulf Coast, with residents emptying grocery shelves, boarding up windows and fleeing to evacuation shelters. In an update, the US National Hurricane Center put Ian’s location around 80 miles (130 km) … Read more

Here’s a snapshot of the scale of Hurricane Ian’s expected impact on Florida

Lee County officials in southwest Florida are implementing a mandatory evacuation order for residents living in zone A and parts of zone B of the county officials said Tuesday. The county is currently under a hurricane watch, tropical storm warning and a storm surge warning, according to a Facebook post from Monday night. “The evacuation … Read more

Hurricane Ian hits Cuba as Category 3 storm

Hurricane Ian made landfall in western Cuba early Tuesday, with the storm prompting mass evacuations and fears it will bring widespread destruction as it heads for the US state of Florida. “Ian is already over Cuban territory,” said a forecaster from the country’s Institute of Meteorology in a special broadcast on state television. “The outer … Read more

India Reacts Sharply As US Breathes Life Into Pak’s F-16 Fleet

After pitching for an alliance of democracies to counter China in the Indo-Pacific, the US decision to offer an F-16 fleet-sustainment aid program for Pakistan is seen as a message to India over its relations with Russia. With Washington’s decision having angered New Delhi, the US is now trying to mollify India with a promise … Read more

When movie fan-art becomes the real thing

It’s a hobby that can turn into the real thing — some fan-art film posters are so good that they end up in galleries or even earn the artist a chance to work with Hollywood’s biggest names. That has been the case for Belgian artist Laurent Durieux, 52, whose pastel-toned, retro posters have their own … Read more

Belarus Minister Reveals Secret UNGA Meetings That ‘Might Destroy’ US

Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei on Monday revealed that he attended several secret meetings during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) where they discussed information that might “destroy” the United States if leaked, according to a report. I added that the secret meetings were attended by 10 foreign American and European diplomats who … Read more