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Hurricane Florence: Life-threatening storm starts to lash Carolinas

Hurricane Florence: Life-threatening storm starts to lash Carolinas

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device Tens of thousands of homes are without power and sea water is sloshing through coastal streets as Hurricane Florence begins lashing the US East Coast.The hurricane is moving towards land with maximum sustained wind speeds of 90mph (150 km/h).It lost power as it approached North and South Carolina, but officials warn it could still kill "a lot of people" amid risks of "catastrophic" flooding.Evacuation warnings are in place for more than a million people.The governor of North Carolina, where Florence is expected to make landfall later on Friday local time, said surviving the storm would be a test of "endurance, teamwork, common sense, and patience"."The first bands of the storm are upon us but we hav...
European football round-up: Ex-Arsenal ace starts first game in two years, Bale, Messi and Mbappe score, Ronaldo makes Juve bow

European football round-up: Ex-Arsenal ace starts first game in two years, Bale, Messi and Mbappe score, Ronaldo makes Juve bow

Sports
talkSPORT rounds up the action across Europe over the weekend. Cristiano Ronaldo made a winning start to his Juventus career, Santi Cazorla returned to action in Spain, while Robin van Persie was on the scoresheet in Holland… Ronaldo made his Serie A bow SERIE A Ronaldo made his debut for Juventus as the Serie A champions secured a dramatic 3-2 victory against Chievo. All eyes were on the Portugal captain following his £99million summer transfer from Real Madrid – but it needed a team effort from the defending champions to secure three points in Verona. Sami Khedira put Juventus ahead in the third minute but Mariusz Stepinski and Emanuele Giaccherini struck to give Chievo the lead. An own goal by defender Mattia Bani levelled things up again...
Clock starts for Germany's next wind farm

Clock starts for Germany's next wind farm

Business
July 5 (UPI) -- German energy company E.ON said Thursday the start of turbine installation at the Arkona wind farm in the Baltic Sea sets the clock ticking for a 2019 launch. The company said it started installing the first of the 60 turbines planned for the 385 megawatt facility in the German waters of the Baltic Sea. Once completed, Arkona will have enough power to meet the annual power demand of around 400,000 average households. "We are confident that we will soon be producing clean and sustainable electricity with the first turbines," Holger Matthiesen, the facility's project director, said in a statement. The transformer station for the Arkona wind farm was installed on its foundation in April. It represented one of the largest lift projects of its kind in the industry at more than...
Work starts to upgrade Large Hadron Collider

Work starts to upgrade Large Hadron Collider

Science
Work has begun on a major upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle smasher.The High-Luminosity LHC will make it possible to study the fundamental building blocks of matter in more detail than ever before.Cern, the organisation that operates the LHC, held a ground-breaking ceremony on Friday to mark the beginning of civil engineering works.The vast LHC is housed beneath the French-Swiss border, near Geneva.The upgrade will boost the accelerator's potential for new discoveries in physics, starting in 2026."The HiLumi project will allow us to get a lot more out of the LHC than we have been able to get so far," said theoretical physicist Prof John Ellis."It's going to enable us to probe much deeper into the history of the Universe, look at very rar...