Cyclone Gita: worst storm in over 60 years destroys Tonga
16 February, 2018, 06:16
Air Commodore Kevin McEvoy, the Acting Commander Joint Forces New Zealand, said a Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying aid and a 10-member initial assessment team led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) arrived at Fua'amotu International Airport on the main Tongan island of Tongatapu on Tuesday evening.
"We're communicating as well with government officials who serve in these islands".
"Overall, damages to infrastructure have been minimal, but reports are still coming at this moment and we should have a clearer overview of the situation in the next couple of hours".
Ms Salesa's parents were in Tonga when Cyclone Gita hit overnight. "I think a lot of people were very desperate last night".
The Category 4 cyclone is not expected to strengthen to Category 5, as weather models earlier predicted.
New Zealand MetService lead meteorologist Michael Martens said the Category 4 cyclone arrived in the southern Lau island group about 6pm yesterday, slowly passing through until about 10pm. A strong wind warning also remains in force for the rest of Fiji.
Fiji's Red Cross Society had mobilised teams as the country braced for impact.
Google Overhauling Android OS to Lure iPhone Users
The Google Go, a smartphone app for devices with less than 1 GB RAM is available in select few countries at the moment. Gmail Go not only takes up significantly less space on your phone, but uses less data than the standard Gmail app .
Flu cases continue to climb
Although most flu-related deaths are among the older demographics, a vast majority of flu cases are among younger Hoosiers. Flu season is showing no sign of slowing down, and parts of the country may be experiencing a second wave of illness.
Back in Tonga, the island nation was picking up the pieces after Gita passed through on Monday night, wreaking havoc with its powerful winds and torrential rain.
In this image made from a video, people stand near a house damaged by Tropical Cyclone Gita in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, Feb. 13, 2018.
"I have never experienced anything like that", Tonga High School French teacher Virginie Dourlet said. The cyclone was so severe that it ripped off the roof of the Tongan Meteorological Office and taking the national broadcaster off air for some time.
There were no reports of deaths, but several people were injured, Graham Kenna, an Australian government adviser at Tonga's National Emergency Management Office, told Reuters.
As the cyclone moved east towards Fiji, authorities warned communities to brace for conditions similar to cyclone Winston that ravaged the country in 2016.
And as the damage is assessed, we are also offering our assistance to Tonga in the form of personnel to assist in their relief effort and clean-up.
Janikowski was drafted by the Raiders from Florida State in the first round in 2000, during Gruden's first stint as head coach. The club technically could have activated him from injured reserve during the season, but that proved not to be feasible.
Alex Hales had taken the attack to New Zealand but Ish Sodhi dismissed him and then James Vine was also quickly sent back. England were moving at a quick pace in their chase of 197 against New Zealand despite the early wicket of Jason Roy.
Flower Mound policy have anonymous student tip line and resource officers at high schools in the Flower Mound school district. Plano police said the juvenile male was arrested without incident on campus and the gun was confiscated.
Tamimi has been held in detention since she was arrested at her home by Israeli soldiers last December when she was 16. Ms Tamimi is from the West Bank town of Nabi Saleh, where more than 600 members of her extended family live.
Ridgefield native Tucker West finished 26th overall in the luge men's singles event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. But everything fell apart in the final run as Loch looked a shell of his self, unable to control his line down the hill.
Some private businesses have already dabbled in space exploration and have contributed to the International Space Station project. NASA in 2022 hopes to launch the first portion of a small station to be placed in orbit around the moon.
Brian O'Neill scored in the first period and Jordan Greenway added a goal in the second to put the U.S.in front 2-0. Lamoureux's twin sister Jocelyne touched off an even larger brawl in a December 4-1 USA win in Grand Forks, N.D.
Roque said under the worldwide law, every country had an obligation to protect and give justice to the migrant workers. Bello yesterday said the deployment ban to that country would be effective immediately and would last until revoked.
The space station is an global partnership, and it's not clear what privatizing the US portion would mean for the other countries. The proposed budget would continue support for those endeavors, NASA acting administrator Robert Lightfoot said Monday.
Until now, the photo was taken farther away from Earth than any image ever, a record that stood for more than 27 years. As part of the probes mission to rendezvous with a KBO, the team was searching for forward-scattering rings or dust.
Three arrested in Hawks Gupta raid in Saxonwold
A police source with knowledge of the operation said officers were looking for specific documentation and electronic devices. Among those arrested is the provincial head of the department for agriculture, Peter Thabethe, in the Free State Province.
How Apple Hopes to Eliminate Those Annoying iPhone Bugs
Come iOS 12 , it may take a while for you to notice its biggest feature, assuming that Apple's new strategy is successful. And if the new iPad Pro gets a Face ID camera, Apple is also probably going to bring Animojis to the new iPad Pro.
UK unveils new technology to detect extremist videos online
According to the BBC , UK home secretary Amber Rudd said the government may end up legally forcing tech companies to use the tool. It says that the system uses advanced machine learning to analyze the sound and visual components of videos for "subtle signals".
Bomber sentenced to 2 life terms for Manhattan attack
Rahimi, known to many as the "Chelsea bomber", is a 30-year-old US citizen born in Afghanistan who grew up in New Jersey. NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill noted in a statement that Rahimi's sentencing should deter future acts of terror.
Google Search Takes On 'Stories' In AMP Format
Google's AMP for Email will make the content in emails more up-to-date and actionable, improving productivity in the process. Initially, it'll only be available for those who sign up to the optional Gmail Developer Preview of AMP for Email .