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first_imgReview the National Forests in North Carolina website for updates and more information at www.fs.usda.gov/nfsnc, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nfsnc, and on Twitter at twitter.com/NFsNCarolina. Firefighters control wildfires in Cherokee County Murphy, NC, Helped out by significant rainfall this morning, firefighters have fully controlled two fires that were burning along Tatham Gap Road in Cherokee County, near Andrews, NC. The Tatham Gap Road Fire burned 32 acres on private property. The Spread Eagle Fire burned 27.5 acres on US Forest Service property on the Nantahala National Forest Tusquitee Ranger District. The fires, which were reported over the weekend, were initially estimated at 40 acres each. More accurate mapping allowed managers to refine their sizes. Approximately 10 firefighters from the US Forest Service and the North Carolina Forest Service are continuing to monitor the fire areas. While the cause of the fire is under investigation, it is suspected to be arson. If you see something, say something. If you know of someone deliberately setting fires, call 911. The public is urged to be extra vigilant with fires as we move into the spring wildfire season. Spring wildfire season typically lasts from mid-March to mid-May. Even with recent rain events, we can experience high fire danger after 2-3 days of dry conditions. N.C. Forest Service officials urge citizens to reconsider burning yard debris through the end of May, which historically marks the end of spring wildfire season in North Carolina. Consider alternatives to burning. For more information visit: https://ncforestservice.gov/news_pubs/newsdesk_2020.htm#2020327 Additionally, the National Forests are experiencing higher than usual visitation, especially an increase in dispersed camping. Consider postponing your camping trip. If you do camp, consider using cooking stoves instead of campfires. If you do use a campfire, make sure it is out and cold before leaving your campsite. Stay up to date on current national forest closures at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/currentclosures N.C. Forest Service officials urge citizens to reconsider burning yard debris through the end of May, which historically marks the end of spring wildfire season in North Carolina. Consider alternatives to burning. For more information visit: https://ncforestservice.gov/news_pubs/newsdesk_2020.htm#2020327  Updated April 1, 2020 If you know of someone deliberately setting fires, call 911. The public is urged to be extra vigilant with fires as we move into the spring wildfire season. Spring wildfire season typically lasts from mid-March to mid-May. Even with recent rain events, we can experience high fire danger after 2-3 days of dry conditions. center_img Additionally, the National Forests are experiencing higher than usual visitation, especially an increase in dispersed camping. Consider postponing your camping trip. If you do camp, consider using cooking stoves instead of campfires. If you do use a campfire, make sure it is out and cold before leaving your campsite. Stay up to date on current national forest closures at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/currentclosures Two fires are burning along Tatham Gap Road in Cherokee County, near Andrews, NC. Firefighters are working to suppress both fires, which were reported over the weekend. The Tatham Gap Road Fire is burning on private property and is approximately 40 acres in size. The Spread Eagle Fire is burning on US Forest Service property on the Nantahala National Forest Tusquitee Ranger District and is also approximately 40 acres in size. Approximately 40 firefighters from the US Forest Service and the North Carolina Forest Service are responding. A helicopter is being used to perform water drops to slow the spread of the fire. While the cause of the fire is under investigation, it is suspected to be arson. If you see something, say something. Photo of a strong fire spreading in gusts of wind through dry grass from Getty Imageslast_img read more

first_img20 Grays Rd, HamiltonA ROOFTOP terrace helps this Hamilton home standout above all others.The five-bedroom home at 20 Grays Rd, is a new build with outdoor entertaining areas and polished timber floor inside.A gated driveway leads to a front porch that opens to the second floor. Inside downlighting and a bright palette flow throughout open-plan living and dining rooms with large slider windows. 20 Grays RdNext to a powder room, the kitchen has timber-finished cabinetry, a breakfast bar and corner pantry. The second floor of the residence also houses a double garage with storage space and the main bedroom which has a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with a double vanity and glass shower.External stairs near the living room lead up to a rooftop terrace with panoramic neighbourhood views.Back inside, floating timber stairs and an elevator connect the second floor to the rest of the residence, including the first floor, which has three carpeted bedrooms. Two bedrooms have built-in wardrobes, including one with a private balcony, and share a modern bathroom with a freestanding bath and glass shower. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day agoThe third bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with a double vanity. A study and theatre room with plush carpet and a recessed ceiling occupy the remainder of the level.Downstairs comprises a rumpus room with a bar area and imported polished tiles. Outside, a covered patio overlooks an in-ground pool. Back inside, the downstairs bedroom has a walk-through wardrobe and stylish ensuite. Completing the floor is a bathroom and laundry with external access.Other features of the residence include ducted airconditioning, a state-of-the-art intercom system, mono circular staircases and an internal elevator.Agent Patrick McKinnon said the property offered an opportunity like no other.“Offering unmatched quality, this home is an outstanding family sanctuary of contemporary luxury, comfort, space and ease of living,” Mr McKinnon said.last_img read more

first_imgBusinessLifestyleTravel US Airways apologises for porn tweet by: – April 15, 2014 Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img 80 Views   no discussions Share The company has more than 420,000 followers on its Twitter accountUS Airways has apologised after an explicit photo was sent from its official Twitter account in response to a customer complaint.It said in a statement that it was trying to flag the image as inappropriate but instead mistakenly included it in a message.The tweet was deleted after approximately an hour but not before it had been retweeted hundreds of times.The airline said it regretted the error and was reviewing its processes.The image, which featured a naked woman and a toy plane, had originally been sent to the company’s Twitter account by another user, it said.It was then attached to a tweet that was sent to a US Airways customer who had taken to the social network to express her frustration that her flight was delayed.Once the mistake had been realised US Airways deleted the offending tweet and issued an apology.“We apologise for an inappropriate image recently shared as a link in one of our responses. We’ve removed the tweet and are investigating,” it said on its Twitter feed.The company has more than 420,000 followers on its Twitter account and has not tweeted since.The airline issued this apology on its Twitter feedUS Airways is merged with American Airlines, who were also caught up in a Twitter controversy on Monday after a 14-year old Dutch girl sent a tweet to the airline implying she was part of al-Qaeda group and planning an attack.American Airlines responded via Twitter saying that her details would be passed to the FBI for investigation.Both tweets have now been deleted and the girl’s Twitter account has been suspended.Dutch police said that Twitter had disclosed to them the internet address that the tweet was written from and that they had questioned a 14-year-old girl who had now been released pending further enquiries.However, other copycat tweets now appear to be being sent to American Airlines from other teenagers’ Twitter accounts, according to the Washington Post.BBC Newslast_img read more

first_img-President assures at Upper Mazaruni GamesPresident David Granger, this afternoon, told athletes and residents of the Upper Mazaruni that Government will continue to invest in sports as it remains a critical part of the development of young Guyanese.He was at the time delivering the feature address at the 22nd Annual District Games being held at Jawalla Village, Upper Mazaruni in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region (Region Seven).The Head of State noted that Government, with its expected oil revenue, will continue to enhance the lives of Guyanese across the country by bridging the gap between hinterland and coastland.In this regard, President Granger iterated that Government will restore free education from nursery to tertiary so that young people have more opportunities to advance. He reminded that it is a constitutional right to have access to free education in Guyana.“Residents of Upper Maz., sport is very important to us in the Government. Sport is part of our culture and here in the Upper Maz., you have led the rest of the country in terms of village sport and organisation.Sport is important for building self-confidence, sport is important for discipline, sport is important for fostering leadership, sport is important for the hinterland because our Government is trying to erase the differences between the hinterland and coastland,” he said as he congratulated the Upper Mazaruni District Sports Council.President Granger said there are four Cs associated with sports: cooperation, competition, commitment and Cohesion. He said sports represents cooperation between the sixteen villages which are participating in the games.“Cooperation is the first C and over the last two decades or more, you have been able to bring about the level of cooperation from the villages in the Upper-Mazaruni that would be the envy of the other regions in Guyana. This cooperation builds team spirit, builds pride in your village, pride in your Region and pride in your nation- Guyana,” the President who was accompanied by First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, their daughter Ms. Afuwa Granger and granddaughter Miss Faraa Gaskin said.President David Granger receives the salute from participants of the Upper Mazaruni District Games to his left, Minister of State Ms Dawn Hastings-Williams accompanies the Head of State and Regional Chairman Mr Gordon Bradford on his right. Also pictured is Regional Executive Officer Mr Kerwin Ward and District Sports President Mr Rudolph WellingtonThe Second C the President referred to is competition. “Competition, yes, is about winning or losing but it is not about hating. Competition is about improving your performance through friendly rivalry. Competition is about creating captains and leaders and this is what I see coming out of these games, year after year when I come here,” he said.The third C, President Granger said is the athletes’ commitment. He said he is always astonished to see the pride demonstrated by the athletes.“Sport is not about hatred… Sport is about the commitment to higher ideals,” the Head of State said while stating that Cohesion is also an important element demonstrated through the annual games.He said the Upper Mazaruni District games sees both young and old, boys and girls as well as people from near and far attending. This, he said, is indicative of social cohesion.“Upper Maz., your games are a model for the rest of the nation. This is not a political forum but this is a national forum and Guyana is proud of you, wherever you are from. This is a model I would like other regions and districts to emulate,” President Granger said as he congratulated the athletes and organisers for a job well done.The Head of State noted also the improvements made to the Jawalla Sports Complex highlighting the installation of flood lights and the erection of new buildings.This year marks the seventh Upper Mazaruni District Games that the President Granger would have attended.Minister of State, Mrs. Dawn Hastings-Williams; Regional Chairman, Region Seven, Mr. Gordon Bradford; Toshao, Jawalla Village, Mr. Harold Brown and President of the Upper Mazaruni District Sports Council, Mr. Rudolph Wellington also attended the opening ceremony.The games will conclude on August 11 and will see participation from the villages of Jawalla, Waramadong, Phillipai, Quebanang, Imbaimadai, Kako, Chinoweing, Kaikan, Waxcrrek, Arau, Paruima, Isseneru, Kamarang, Abbau, San Juan and the District Sports Council (DSC) in the disciplines of football, track and field, volley ball, archery, cricket, blowpipe, swimming and table tennis.last_img read more

first_img DeMarcus Cousins injury: 3 questions the Lakers must answer after big man reportedly tears ACL Cousins reportedly was working out in Las Vegas on Monday when he suffered the injury and left the court. DeMarcus Cousins injury update: Lakers center tears ACL in Las Vegas workout Draymond Green OK with how Kevin Durant left Warriorscenter_img DeMarcus Cousins went down with yet another devastating injury as his agent Jeff Schwartz confirmed he tore his ACL in a recent workout. As the news broke Thursday, there was also an outpouring of well wishes and support from fellow NBA players on Twitter.Praying for my brother @boogiecousins 🙏🏾🏁— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) August 15, 2019🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 @boogiecousins— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) August 15, 2019Damn come back stronger ✊🏻✊🏻#nothingisimpossible #0doubt https://t.co/OKBL05EXti— Jusuf Nurkić (@bosnianbeast27) August 15, 2019Wow! Praying for the Big Fella @boogiecousins! Get well my dude. I’m lost for words! Man can’t catch a break for nothing! 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) August 15, 2019Man, I feel for Boog right now. I know this shit is tough but don’t give up big homie. You have a lot of people rooting for you @boogiecousins— Trevor Booker (@35_Fitz) August 15, 2019Prayers up for my BBN Brother @boogiecousins 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) August 15, 2019fast recovery!!! 🙏🙏 @boogiecousins— Luka Doncic (@luka7doncic) August 15, 2019You will come back stronger brother @boogiecousins, best wishes for a speedy recovery! 🙏💪— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) August 15, 2019  Related Newslast_img read more