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Tropical storm warning issued in Bahamas as potential storm develops

Tropical storm warning issued in Bahamas as potential storm develops

World
Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Forecasters on Thursday continued to keep a close eye on Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine, a cluster of showers and thunderstorms slowly organizing over the Bahamas. While the tropical disturbance could strengthen and move over the eastern waters of the Gulf of Mexico, new information suggests it could also become more organized late this week and perhaps turn northward along the United States Atlantic coast early next week. The disturbance, originally dubbed 95L, became Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine on Thursday afternoon and follows Category 5 Hurricane Dorian, which slammed the northern Bahamas last week. If this system were to become a tropical storm, it would be called Humberto. A potential tropical cyclone means that it is expected to bring tropical storm or hurri...
Crocodile warning issued as city faces 'unprecedented' levels of flooding

Crocodile warning issued as city faces 'unprecedented' levels of flooding

World
The Australian government is warning citizens to be on the look out for crocodiles and snakes in the streets amid severe rainfall and flooding in north Queensland over the past few days. “Crocodiles prefer calmer waters and they may move around in search of a quiet place to wait for floodwaters to recede,” Leeanne Enoch, Queensland's minister for environment, said in a statement Monday. She continued, “Crocodiles may be seen crossing roads, and when flooding recedes, crocodiles can turn up in unusual places such as farm dams or waterholes where they have not been seen before. Similarly, snakes are very good swimmers and they too may turn up unexpectedly.” The coastal city of Townsville has been the most affected by the flooding. Local media outlet 7news posted...
The FDA Issued a Warning About Foods Prepared With Liquid Nitrogen—Here’s What You Need to Know

The FDA Issued a Warning About Foods Prepared With Liquid Nitrogen—Here’s What You Need to Know

Health
That smoky dessert tray isn't as innocent as it looks. We're always seeing crazy-fun food fads in our social feeds, like the liquid nitrogen trend. You've probably seen it too: When this chemical is added to a cocktail. for example, or to treats like ice cream and cereal, it creates a smoky, vapor-like effect that's super Instagrammable. Now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has weighed in on liquid nitrogen–infused foods and drinks, and they're urging people to avoid consuming anything prepared with this potentially dangerous substance. The FDA warning, issued on Thursday, states that the agency has has become aware of severe, and in some...
DoT blacklists bank guarantees issued by Standard Chartered Bank

DoT blacklists bank guarantees issued by Standard Chartered Bank

Finance
NEW DELHI: The telecom department has blacklisted bank guarantees issued by Standard Chartered after the bank failed to invoke one that was issued for Aircel Group. In a strongly worded office memorandum sent to all telecom operators and concerned officers, the DoT (Department of Telecom) has directed entities that they should not accept bank guarantee (BG) from Standard Chartered Bank, including renewals. "Standard Chartered Bank has failed to invoke a BG issued by them on behalf of Aircel Group of companies. This action by Standard Chartered Bank is a serious breach of trust and contract with government of India. In view of this you are directed not to accept any new BG from Standard Chartered Bank, including renewals," the note said. When contacted Standard Chartered Bank spokesperson s...
The 'IRS' has issued a warrant for my arrest

The 'IRS' has issued a warrant for my arrest

Finance
The Internal Revenue Service has apparently issued an arrest warrant "on my name."At least that was the ominous message left on my answering machine Wednesday morning. This was the exact message:"Hello, this call is an official note from IRS, the Internal Revenue Service. The reason of this call is to inform you that IRS is filling [sic] a lawsuit on your name because you have tried to do a fraud with the IRS and we are taking illegal [sic] action and we are issuing a legal arrest warrant on your name. To get more information regarding this case file, just call us back on our department number, 708-432-8161."I decided to play along, knowing I would never give these scammers any information. So I called the number, and a person answered. "Hello, IRS," he said. I laughed into the phone and g...