Iota has rapidly strengthened into a "dangerous" category 4 hurricane as it heads towards Central America.Forecasters say it could reach category 5 status later today before making landfall in northeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras on Monday night with a 12-18ft storm surge. It comes just days after the countries were ransacked by category 4 Hurricane Eta which killed at least 200 people and left dozens more missing. Hurricane #Iota Advisory 12: Iota Has Continued to Strengthen Into a Dangerous Category 4 Hurricaneexpected to Bring Potentially Catastrophic Winds, Life-Threatening Storm Surge, and Extreme Rainfall Impacts To Central America. https://t.co/VqHn0u1vgc— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) November 16, 2020
U.S. health officials are expanding the time period that pregnant women should avoid pain relievers including Advil and AleveBy MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health WriterOctober 15, 2020, 10:03 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleWASHINGTON -- Pregnant women should avoid a group of common pain relievers including Advil and Aleve for the last four months of pregnancy, federal health officials said Thursday, expanding the warning from three months.The Food and Drug Administration said the fever-and-pain-reducing drugs can cause a rare but serious complication that can harm the fetus. They can lead to kidney problems in the fetus that can result in low levels of amniotic fluid that fills the womb.The warning applies to a family of anti-inflammatory drugs that includes both
A new UN report says the world needs to rapidly raise investment in early warning systems for extreme weather events.Over the past 50 years, recorded disasters have increased five-fold, thanks in part to climate change.The study warns that one in three people on Earth are not adequately covered by warning systems.The numbers of people in need after natural disasters could increase by 50% over the next decade. The State of Climate Services 2020 has been produced by experts from 16 international agencies and financial institutions, and co-ordinated by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Over the past 50 years, it says, some 11,000 disasters involving weather, clim...
Premier League champions Liverpool are looking to dominate English football for years to come, and are not resting on their laurels with the signing of one of the world’s top players. The wait is over for Reds fans as the club has finally announced the signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich.Thiago’s arrival makes a big statement that Liverpool are not willing to lie down as they begin their title defence. The Reds quickly followed this signing up by bringing in Diogo Jota from Wolves, with young defender Ki-Jana Hoever heading the other way. Klopp has even hinted more late signings may follow and you can keep up to date with all the latest Liverpool news and gossip below… Let's block ads! (Why?) talkSPORT
HSBC allowed fraudsters to transfer millions of dollars around the world even after it had learned of their scam, leaked secret files show.Britain's biggest bank moved the money through its US business to HSBC accounts in Hong Kong in 2013 and 2014.Its role in the $ 80m (£62m) fraud is detailed in a leak of documents - banks' "suspicious activity reports" - that have been called the FinCEN Files.HSBC says it has always met its legal duties on reporting such activity.The files show the investment scam, known as a Ponzi scheme, started soon after the bank was fined $ 1.9bn (£1.4bn) in the US over money laundering. It had promised to clamp down on these sorts of practices.Lawyers for duped investors say the bank should have acted sooner to close the fraudste