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Schwartzel storms to top of South African Open leaderboard

The South African Open has a new leader after Charl Schwartzel went eight under par on Friday.

Charl Schwartzel powered to the top of the leaderboard at the South African Open as he carded Friday’s best round with an eight-under 63.

The home hope, who has won eight of his 11 European Tour titles on South African soil, shot two birdies on the front nine before hitting his stride after the turn on the Bushwillow Course to go 12 under for the tournament.

Birdies at 11, 12, 14 and 16 were followed by an eagle at the penultimate hole, lifting Schwartzel to a one-shot lead over Madalitso Muthiya, who went eight under at Bushwillow on Thursday but could only manage a round of 68 on Firethorn.

“The drive on 17 was probably one of my worst tee-shots for the week,” Schwartzel said. “I…

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ADRA ready to respond to major storms affecting US, Philippines, and Eastern Caribbean :: Adventist News Network

Sep 17, 2018
Silver Spring, Maryland

ADRA ready to respond to major storms affecting US, Philippines, and Eastern Caribbean

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The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is responding to three powerful cyclonic storms that are blasting the US east coast, northern Philippines, and the Lower Antilles in the Caribbean with strong winds and heavy rains, affecting millions and forcing many to evacuate.

“Our emergency team has been tracking these storms closely for several days, and has been pre-positioning aid, coordinating with partners, and deploying response teams to be ready to assist communities as quickly as possible,” says Mario Oliveira, director for emergency management at ADRA International.  

All three storms—Hurricane Florence in the U.S., Super Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines, and…

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Isaac dissipated, and updates on Atlantic storms Helene, Joyce

Hurricane Isaac, we hardly knew ye.

Isaac came to life — and the nation’s attention — on Sept. 7 as a depression far out in the Atlantic. The system grew into a named tropical storm last Saturday afternoon and flared up to a Category 1 hurricane Sunday night — becoming the fifth-named hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season. It lost its hurricane status by Monday evening.

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In South Carolina, descendants of West African slaves are used to riding out storms – National

As a potentially catastrophic Hurricane Florence steamed toward the Carolinas, Josh Dais watched the weather reports on the TV in his barber shop and listened for updates from emergency officials.

But when it comes to deciding whether to flee this island where thousands of black residents trace their ancestry back to West African slaves who once toiled in the fields nearby, the opinions of family elders can carry as much weight as those of professional meteorologists.

“If Mama won’t leave, most folks aren’t going to leave,” Dais, 29, said Tuesday, recalling how he rode out Tropical Storm Irma last year and Hurricane Matthew in 2016 with relatives at his mother’s home. “If Mama and Grandma are going, then a lot of people are leaving.”

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Canadian government, airlines issue advisories due to storms in U.S., Caribbean

TORONTO – The Canadian government and several airlines have issued travel advisories because of hurricanes and tropical storms churning towards the U.S. east coast, Caribbean and Hawaii.

Ottawa urged Canadians to avoid all travel from Edisto Beach in South Carolina to the North Carolina-Virginia border due to hurricane Florence.

It also warned against non-essential travel to Martinique, Guadeloupe and Dominica because of tropical storm Isaac.

Air Canada and WestJet Airlines also issued travel advisories and offered to allow passengers to change certain flights free of charge to affected areas in the U.S. southeast, Barbados and Hawaii.

Porter Airlines warned that flights to Newark, N.J. could be delayed or cancelled because of unfavourable weather.

Hurricane Florence…

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Hurricane Olivia: How are storms given their names?

Hurricane Olivia is currently raging in the Pacific and barrelling towards Hawaii at the same time as Hurricane Florence aims for the US East Coast.

Residents in the path of both will be anxiously listening for updates and preparing to batten down the hatches.

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