Storm Clean Up happening in Sydney. Sydney
Storm Clean Up happening in Sydney.
Authorities have issued a warning of flash floods due to rainfall run-off in NSW’s fire-affected areas filled with debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks. The temperature may rise again in the coming week. As per the reports, a 16-year-old boy was struck by lightning in the Blue Mountains on Monday afternoon.
A 24-year-old man was hit as well when he was leaning against a metal railing nearby. They are in stable condition at Nepean Hospital. In other news, a 65-year-old man was treated for multiple injuries and was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital after a large tree fell on the glass door of his house in Harrington. Around 14,000 houses and businesses lost power due to the storm.
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Storms battering eastern states have added to the havoc caused by fire.
The fatal summer of fire in Australia has become one of icy demolition. Severe weather battered Canberra and reached Sydney while leaving a trail of destruction. Gabrielle Woodhouse, who is Bureau of Meteorology forecaster said in a statement that fire-affected areas would experience quick run-off, flash floods and roadways covered with ash and debris after the recent storms of Monday. They are tracking large and dangerous storm cells around NSW. These storms will produce damage and destructive winds along with giant hailstones and heavy rainfall. Mr Woodhouse said that a lot of vegetation is weakened by the fire which can come down due to wind gust. Properties in western Sydney, Macarthur, the Southern Highlands and the Illawarra were among those that were struck by the storm. Many homes lost power. The crew worked for hours to restore power for 14,000 homes and businesses.
Crash and delays updates of Central Sydney Traffic for January 21.
There have been zero traffic incidents since midnight. Around 28 roadworks are going, but no new roadwork is starting this week. In the next 30 days, many of these roadworks will complete. An alert has been created on January 19 for Young St near Bridge St which will end on January 22 12 AM. on Elizabeth Street near Eddy Avenue in Haymarket scheduled roadwork is going on which will end on January 20. On Margaret Street near George Street, the planned roadwork is expected to end on January 20.
Other areas affected are May Street near Princes Highway, York Street near Barrack Street, Elizabeth Street near Market Street, Wentworth Avenue near Liverpool Street, Bridge Street near Pitt Street, McEvoy Street near Hiles Street and more.
E-commerce processing boosted by Tigers Australia with a new facility in Sydney.
The Tigers have opened a new omnichannel facility in Yennora, Sydney, Australia. The facility will help them in meeting the domestic and cross-border e-commerce demand for B2B, B2C and retail scan pack. The omnichannel warehouse has Tigers’ Automated Transport Sortation System and Smarthub. It enables customers to manage orders and check their inventory remotely. Frank Cafasso, who is the managing director of Tigers Australia, said in a statement that the way people shot is changing and the company is quickly adapting to the change.
He added that in the new facility, the state-of-the-art system would help the company to meet the growing demand. The new facility has expanded the processing capacity of the company at its Sydney operations to 17,000 pallet locations. It will process goods including cosmetics, giftware, Manchester, home ware and more.
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When corporations back woke capitalism, it means climate change action has gone mainstream.
A luxury jewellery company Tiffany & Co put a full-page advertisement in The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald, as Australia burned in catastrophic bushfires, and demanded action from Scott Morrison on climate change.
They declared, “We stand with Australia.”
This is just one of the example of major corporations that showed how they have intervened in response to the bushfire crisis.
They also illustrate how evident generosity can come hand-in-hand with brazen publicity.
One can easily dismiss this as a thoughtful stunt meant to bolster the Tiffany brand.
And this may be true, but there is a lot more going on.
When the major corporations back the social and political causes, it may be because they are convinced that the purpose has mainstream support.
Corporate backing of the bushfires shows that the tide has turned on public opinion.
If corporations are backing on climate change, then it means that their customers also believe in it.
A COW'S MOO CAN REVEAL HOW THEY ARE FEELING
A new study shows that the vocal tics of a cow's moo can reveal their feelings, displaying a variety of emotions from excitement to distress.
Research published proposes that cattle speak to one another, express their emotions, positive and negative, through individualized voice cues.
Alexandra Green, a PhD student at The University of Sydney, led the study and observed the voice calls in a herd of 18 Holstein-Friesian heifers for five months.
According to the researchers, domesticated cattle such as Holstein-Friesian heifers are sociable creatures and use vocalizations as a system of mediation within the group.
Domesticated cattle reside in herds in both natural and commercial farming environment. Vocalizations mediate the interactions in these herds over short and long distances.
Green and his colleagues studied 333 recordings of cow vocalizations. These included positive calls made during oestrus or in anticipation of feed. They also included negative calls that are made when they were denied feed or are isolated from the herd.
Yellow Wiggle Greg recovering in hospital.
A member of the Wiggles' staff, their drummer and an off-duty nurse have been praised for saving the life of Greg Pace. Greg Pace suffered a cardiac arrest during a fundraising concert.
The original yellow Wiggle underwent surgery to have a stent inserted into his heart and was recovering in Westmead Hospital on Saturday.
Mr Pace was surrounded by his friends and family, who posted a picture on social media, which showed a smiling Mr Pace giving a thumbs up.
Greg Pace was in a serious but stable condition. He was expected to be in the hospital for some time.
The 48-year-old was walking off stage and fell to the ground and had to be revived.
The drummer Steve Pace, an off-duty nurse Grace Jones, who was in the audience, and Kimmy Antonelli, who works on the group's staff, were credited with saving Mr Pace life after they performed a CPR and used a defibrillator before ambulance officers arrived.
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While wildfires are still a problem, hail, floods and dust hit Australia.
Dust storms, flash floods and hail, have arrived in Australian cities in recent days. The extreme weather has lowered the threat of wildfires, but they are still creating havoc on the southeast side of the country. In the national capital Canberra, a hail storm hit that damaged public buildings, businesses, cars, homes and streets. It also caused flash floods in which two people were injured.
In the drought-stricken towns of Dubbo, Broken Hill, Nyngan and Parkes, a 300-kilometre wide cloud of red dust that was carried by wind gusts hit with a speed of 107 kilometers per hour.
It contained topsoil from New South Wales state farms. Melbourne was also struck by hail on Sunday. More hail storms are expected to hit the city in the next few days. The whole weekend was hit by unusual intense storms that caused flash flooding in the cities of Brisbane and Gold Coast in Queensland State just north of New South Wales.
No stop on burglaries at Lincoln Park, Near North Side businesses.
Chicago police have issued a warning for the local businesses amid ongoing series of burglaries that have been reported since December in Lincoln Park and on the Near North Side. As per the reports in all the incidents, the burglar used a tool to open the front doors of the businesses and stole property from inside.
The most recent incident happened on Jan 12th. Police are looking for a suspect who is 6-foot to 6-foot-3 tall and between 45 and 65 years old. He weighs around 185 to 200 pounds and wore dark clothing. Police have asked people to come forward if they have any information about the suspect.
Lucas Hammond returns from injury as Canada sevens squad heads Down Under.
Lucas Hammond has returned to action after recovering from a foot injury, as the Canadian men travel to New Zealand and Australia for the third and fourth stops on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.
Hammond will be playing his first World Series action since Dubai in November 2018. Andrew Coe, who was injured at the Rugby World Cup in Japan, has also made his return.
The Canadians currently stand at 12th overall after they were placed 10th in Dubai and 11th in Cape Town. Next up is Hamilton (Jan. 25-26) and Sydney (Feb. 1-2).
Canada coach Henry Paul said, “We could not accomplish our goal of entering the quarterfinals in Dubai and Cape Town, but there was some improvement between tournaments.”
Canada is competing in Pool C in Hamilton against No. 10 Ireland, No. 3 France, and No. 14 Spain.
Paul said, “It is a tricky pool, as there are no easy teams in the World Series at the moment.”
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Chicago saw the coldest day in the history in 1985 with -27 degrees.
On January 20th 1985, Chicago experienced its record-breaking coldest day when the temperatures dropped as low as -27 degrees. The city is experiencing low temperatures from the last few days, that is causing discomfort. The residents are avoiding coming out of their places, and winds are not making the situation any easier.
Житель Омска выжил, но был серьезно травмирован.
Инцидент произошел сегодня, 21 января, на Ленинградском мосту Омска. Там 37-летний житель Омска попытался сфотографировать себя на фоне Иртыша на телефон, но поскользнулся, перелетел через балюстраду и упал с большой высоты на лед. По счастливой случайности мужчина жив.
По данным сотрудников скорой медицинской скорой помощи Омской области, инцидент действительно произошел сегодня. Окружающие вызвали скорую помощь, оказали первую помощь и он был госпитализирован с повреждениями различной степени тяжести.
Пострадавший был доставлен в городскую больницу No 1. Информация о его травмах и состоянии, в котором он находится, пока недоступна.
Медики просят граждан осторожно относиться к подобным ситуациям, обращать внимание на погодные условия и беречь свое здоровье.
Coyote captured in Chicago attacked boy, DNA tests confirmed.
As per the statement given by Animal Control officials, the DNA tests have confirmed that a coyote that was recently captured in the city is the same animal that attacked a 6-year-old boy. The animal was shot with a BB gun which caused the limp in its movement. The injury also agitated the animal and made it aggressive.
The animal will remain at a local wildlife rehabilitation centre. It was captured by Chicago police and animal control officers last month after chasing it for several blocks. It bit the boy several times for which he was hospitalized. Animal control officers said that they spotted another coyote in the same area, but it eluded capture. The experts noted that coyote attacks on humans are extremely rare as the animals are scared of people, and they often run away.