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Bertha Downgraded to Tropical Depression, as Rain Continues in South Florida

first_imgGusty winds may also produce rough marine conditions and life-threatening surf and rip currents along the coasts of eastern Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas through the remainder of Wednesday, according to the hurricane center.On Tuesday, record-setting rainfall caused a flood warning for central Broward County through northern Miami-Dade from 9 p.m. to midnight.West Palm Beach recorded 6.73 inches of rain Tuesday, while Fort Lauderdale picked up 4.86 inches. Bertha, the second named storm of 2020, has been downgraded to a tropical depression.The system formed off the coast of South Carolina at around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. It made landfall as a tropical storm an hour later, just east of Charleston, with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and moving north at 15 mph.It weakened quickly to a tropical depression, while prompting flash flood warnings in parts of the Carolinas and Virginia, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 2 p.m. update.Meanwhile, heavy rain continues to drench our state.A flash flood warning is in effect for the east coast of South Florida until 10 p.m. Wednesday, and the National Weather Service has issued a severe weather warning until 9 p.m. Wednesday. Courtesy: National Hurricane Centerlast_img read more

WORLD CUP: Putin and Russia get their first win, rout Saudi Arabia

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced “I have never done anything like this,” Cheryshev said. “I already felt very happy when I knew I could come here with my squad, but I never, ever dreamed of something like this.”After Cheryshev’s first goal, Artyom Dzyuba made an instant impact off the bench to make it 3-0 in the 71st with a header from Golovin’s cross. Golovin added the fifth from a free kick.Following a lavish opening ceremony featuring British singer Robbie Williams, Putin welcomed visiting fans and promised Russia would be a “hospitable and friendly” host.Putin has made no secret about his desire for success in international sports, especially at the Olympics. But high points for Russian athletes have been rare since the country’s image was tarnished by doping, with numerous Olympic medals stripped for drug use.In a World Cup first, the video assistant referee system was available for the match between the tournament’s lowest-ranked teams, though it wasn’t used for an official review.ADVERTISEMENT Staying focused Russia’s bench players had their day of glory.Dzyuba had played only once for Russia since 2016, while Cheryshev and Gazinsky made two appearances in that time.Raised in Spain, where his father Dmitry taught at Real Madrid’s youth academy, Cheryshev showed his technical skills by beating the two Saudi defenders before his first goal.Dzyuba spent half the season on loan after reported disputes with Zenit St. Petersburg management, but forced his way back into the Russia team with strong play.QUOTABLESaudi coach Juan Antonio Pizzi: “We were not doing what we wanted to do. The opposing team did not have to make a huge effort to win.”Golovin: “For us, each game is like the last.”SERIOUS STATSIt was Russia’s third win from 10 World Cup matches since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. Cheryshev hadn’t scored for Russia in his 11 previous appearances. Saudi Arabia has now lost a game by four or more goals at each of its last four World Cup visits, including an 8-0 rout at the hands of Germany in 2002. MOST READ It was the host nation’s first World Cup win since 2002, and it raises the hope that Russia can get past the group stage for the first time since the Soviet era.Yuri Gazinsky initially put Russia ahead with a header from Alexander Golovin’s cross when the Saudis failed to clear a corner in the 12th minute. Gazinsky charged forward to meet the ball as Saudi player Taisir Al-Jassam stumbled, leaving a simple finish.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownPutin and Infantino smiled and shrugged as they sat next to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Putin then reached over to shake the prince’s hand.Substitute Denis Cheryshev soon scored the first of his two goals. He chipped the ball over two Saudi defenders in the 43rd minute and shot over goalkeeper Abdullah Al Muaiouf’s right side to make it 2-0. He later chipped the ball in for Russia’s fourth goal in stoppage time. 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(AP Photo/Victor Caivano)MOSCOW— Vladimir Putin craves sporting glory, and he got another taste of it in the opening match of the World Cup.Russia ended a 16-year wait for victory in the tournament by routing Saudi Arabia 5-0 Thursday in Group A, with the Russian president watching from the VIP box alongside FIFA president Gianni Infantino and the Saudi crown prince.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Saudis, who last won a match at the World Cup in 1994, failed to get a single shot on target.GROUP DYNAMICSThe win for Russia is a big boost to its hopes of advancing, but it will still face a tough test against Egypt on June 19 and Uruguay six days later.With the five goals against the Saudis, a draw could be enough against either of its two remaining opponents.Saudi Arabia’s route to the knockout round is much more difficult. The Saudis will face Uruguay on June 20 and then Egypt on June 25. Egypt and Uruguay play Friday in Yekaterinburg.KEY TO SUCCESSRussia’s players were significantly taller and heavier than the Saudis, a help when challenging for the ball and when the penalty area was crowded.That had an effect on Gazinsky’s goal, which came after the Saudis struggled to clear a Russian corner, and the header from the tall and stocky Dzyuba.One concern for Russia is that creative midfielder Alan Dzagoev picked up a suspected hamstring injury, but that was what allowed Cheryshev to come off the bench and change the game.FRINGE PLAYERS TRIUMPH Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View commentslast_img read more