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California wildfires: 100,000 people under evacuation orders

Lightning-sparked wildfires in Northern California exploded in size on Friday to become some of the largest in state history, forcing thousands to flee and destroying hundreds of homes and other structures as reinforcements began arriving to help weary firefighters. More than 12,000 firefighters aided by helicopters and air tankers are battling wildfires throughout California. Three groups of fires, called complexes, burning north, east and south of San Francisco have together scorched 991 squar...
Tags: News, California, San Francisco, Northern California, Sonoma County, Nicholls, Ben Nicholls, West Dry Creek Valley

21st Century Spielberg Podcast: With ‘War Horse’ and ‘Lincoln’, Steven Spielberg Looked For Compassion During Wartime

(Welcome to 21st Century Spielberg, an ongoing column and podcast that examines the challenging, sometimes misunderstood 21st-century filmography of one of our greatest living filmmakers, Steven Spielberg. In this edition: War Horse and Lincoln.) War is hell. Any sane individual knows this and knows that the old romanticized notions of glory on the battlefield are little more than fantasy. But that hasn’t stopped Hollywood from returning, again and again, to depicting big, loud, action-packe...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Podcasts, Disney, Ted, Features, Roger Ebert, Lincoln, Richard Curtis, Michael Morpurgo, West End, Spielberg, Steven-Spielberg, Humane Society, Francois Truffaut, Brothers

Tropical Storm Higos to target China, Vietnam with flooding rain

The threat for flooding will be renewed across parts of southeastern Asia as Tropical Storm Higos plows through the South China Sea.Higos strengthened into a tropical storm in the middle of the South China Sea on Tuesday, packing winds of 65 km/h (40 mph) as it traveled west-northwestward.That trajectory is generally expected to continue through the end of the week, allowing Higos to spread impacts from southern China to Vietnam and Laos."Higos is then set to pass over Hainan Island or the Leizh...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, China, Bloomberg, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Accuweather, Hanoi, Sichuan, South China Sea, Sichuan Province, Buddha, Cairn, Tate

Literary world overwhelmed by 600 books to be published on one day

Hundreds of titles will flood the market because of Covid. It’s bad news for minority authors, says former Booker prize judgeOver the summer, novelist and screenwriter David Nicholls has been something of a hero. With a humorous nod to the less glamorous aspects of publishing life – hastily defrosted canapés and eked-out warm white wine – the author of One Day and adaptor of the Patrick Melrose novels has thrown a series of Twitter book launches, amplifying new releases from writers including (b...
Tags: Books, Publishing, UK, Society, Culture, David Nicholls, Focus, Nicholls, Coronavirus outbreak

Today in Hockey History: May 23

This has been a memorable date for many National Hockey League franchise over the years. We saw everything from overtime wins, return trips to the Stanley Cup Final and even a name change. A Great Day in Chicago May 23 has been a very kind day for the Chicago Blackhawks over the years. In 1968, they traded defenseman Pierre Pilote to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Jim Pappin. Pilote was nearing the end of his Hall of Fame career and played just one season with the Maple Leafs. Meanwhile...
Tags: Sport, Chicago, Detroit Red Wings, Penguins, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, National Hockey League, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks, New Jersey Devils, Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens

What the massive locust swarm in Africa and the Middle East means to the US

In this photo taken Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, young desert locusts that have not yet grown wings jump in the air as they are approached, as a visiting delegation from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) observes them, in the desert near Garowe, in the semi-autonomous Puntland region of Somalia. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) Amid worldwide concerns over the new coronavirus, an age-old but now "extremely alarming" problem is developing in several countries that represents "an unprecedented threa...
Tags: Science, California, India, Africa, US, Cotton, United States, Egypt, Pakistan, Middle East, United Nations, Oman, Kenya, Somalia, Accuweather, New York Magazine

New study says 'high temperature and high relative humidity significantly reduce' spread of COVID-19

A transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, isolated from a patient. The image was captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Maryland. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19. (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH) A team of researchers unveiled the results of a new study last week that looked at how temperature and humidity may affect the transmission of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coron...
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Higher temperatures affect survival of new coronavirus, pathologist says

Research from a laboratory-grown copy of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes the COVID-19 illness shows that heat affects the virus and impacts its behavior, a top pathologist said new research has shown. But other infectious disease experts aren't yet convinced."In cold environments, there is longer virus survival than warm ones," Hong Kong University pathology professor John Nicholls told AccuWeather exclusively.Nicholls and colleagues from a team at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzho...
Tags: Science, China, Southeast Asia, Barcelona, World Health Organization, University Of Virginia, Msnbc, Accuweather, Myers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Hong Kong University, NIAID, Nicholls, Guangzhou China, Sun Yat sen University, Harvard s T H Chan School of Public Health

Experts skeptical that warm weather will slow COVID-19 outbreak

A man wearing a mask as a precautionary measure against the spread of the new coronavirus gets his temperature taken at a small medical center that specializes in respiratory illnesses in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia) As health officials around the world continue to learn more about the ongoing spread of COVID-19, one of the most pressing questions centers on the role of warmer weather, and whether or not it can subdue the spread of the outbreak, which the Wor...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Minneapolis, Cdc, Singapore, Harvard University, Donald Trump, Accuweather, Arabian Peninsula, World Health Organization WHO, Northern Hemisphere, Hong Kong University, LIMA Peru, Nicholls, Joe Rogan, Rogan

Everything you need to know about coronavirus

As COVID-19 spreads around the United States and the world, fear is also spreading and both may not let up for many more months. With the total confirmed cases closing in on the six-digit threshold, with potentially many thousands of other cases still unconfirmed, here are answers to some basic questions people may have about the virus, the disease and what relationship it has to weather.Here is what we know and everything you need to start your smart preparations:In humans, coronavirus is a res...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Science, Australia, Cdc, China, Singapore, Ap, Bbc, United States, New Zealand, Who, World Health Organization, Cctv, Accuweather, Wuhan

Over 1 week after landfall, Esther still raising flood concerns across Australia

Moisture from Esther has survived over a week after the former tropical cyclone made landfall in northern Australia. Now, meteorologists say its heavy rainfall will make it all the way to the capital city of Canberra.Esther made landfall as a Category 1 tropical cyclone, or the equivalent of a tropical storm in the Atlantic or East Pacific basins on Feb. 24 near the border between Queensland and the Northern Territory.While Esther quickly lost wind intensity while tracking westward over land, th...
Tags: Science, Australia, Atlantic, Queensland, Sydney, Victoria, Canberra, Western Australia, Accuweather, Northern Territory, Coral Sea, Esther, Alice Springs, Nicholls, Gulf of Carpentaria, east Pacific

Will Warmer Weather Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus? Don’t Count on It, Say Experts

As coronavirus continues to spread across the world, a simple solution has been repeated by some leaders: Warm summer temperatures will stop the outbreak in its tracks. U.S. President Donald Trump floated the idea that by April the coronavirus problem would solve itself. He told a crowd at a Feb. 10 rally in New Hampshire: “You know, in theory when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away, that’s true.” In Southeast Asia, officials in Indonesia have offered the warm climate as the...
Tags: News, Indonesia, Australia, Cdc, Washington, China, Southeast Asia, Uncategorized, Iran, New Hampshire, Middle East, Antarctica, Brazil, Donald Trump, Council, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

AccuWeather's 2020 Asia spring forecast

It's here. AccuWeather's annual spring forecast for Asia is out -- and meteorologists are expecting a warmer-than-average season for much of the continent in 2020.While a large swath is set for ample rain this season, other locations will face building drought.Additionally, coastal areas will be at risk for a few tropical cyclones. Meanwhile, a couple of early-season cold outbreaks are forecast from eastern Siberia into northeastern Mongolia and the northern Heilongjiang province of C...
Tags: Asia, Japan, Science, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, India, Qatar, Iran, Ukraine, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Pakistan

Tropical Cyclone Esther likely to develop near Australia in the coming week

Following Uesi, which remained well east of Australia earlier in February, the next tropical cyclone to develop will most likely be closer to home.The potential exists for at least one tropical system to develop near Australia will increase in the coming days, threatening northern parts of the country.Should the likely storm become a named tropical system by the Australia Bureau of Meteorology, it would gain the name Esther."The environment on the northern end of Australia is conducive for the d...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Australia, Queensland, Western Australia, Accuweather, Northern Territory, Darwin, Esther, Nicholls, Bureau of Meteorology, Australia Bureau of Meteorology, Gulf of Carpentaria, Greater Sunda Islands, Borroloola, Carpentaria

Experts weigh in on how coronavirus may, or may not, run rampant in US in coming months

The coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, has infected more than 60,000, killed over 1,300 and terrified millions. In the United States, residents wait with bated breath as new cases of infected Americans arise. Also worth noting is that more than 7,000 patients diagnosed with the virus have recovered, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.On Thursday, the 15th U.S. case of coronavirus was confirmed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) after a patient returned from China to Tex...
Tags: Hong Kong, Texas, Science, Australia, California, Cdc, China, US, Cnn, United States, New Zealand, State Department, Illinois, Accuweather, Wuhan, Shenzhen

ICYMI: Blizzard, cold and flooding rains roil parts of U.S., and heavy rains nearly ends Australia's bushfire catastrophe

It was a frigid week for several spots across the United States as blizzards hindered travel on slick and slushy roadways for many drivers. Meanwhile, the flooding in the Deep South led to a rather unfortunate side effect in Alabama, and some much-needed good news has risen from the ashes of the devastating Australia bushfires. Here's a look back at the week in weather.Brutal blizzard, frigid cold blasts through northern US A truck drove off the side of the road in limited visibility Wedn...
Tags: Europe, National Weather Service, England, Science, Minnesota, Mississippi, Wales, Colorado, Australia, Washington Post, France, Germany, Iraq, Russia, US, Alabama

CDC is hopeful weather will suppress coronavirus, others unsure of weather's role

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) on Thursday confirmed the 15th case of novel coronavirus in the United States after a Chinese evacuee was flown to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The 14th U.S. case of COVID-19, the official name for the strain of novel coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands mostly in China, was confirmed on Wednesday night.The death toll for the virus reached more than 1,300 total fatalities as of Thursday morning, the vast majority of which have occurred i...
Tags: Science, Cdc, China, Beijing, United States, New Hampshire, Npr, Donald Trump, Accuweather, San Antonio, Reuters, Beijing China, LAHORE Pakistan, MANCHESTER N H AP, Nicholls, Evan Vucci

Coronavirus expert says he knows when the virus 'will burn itself out,' according to leaked analysis

A traffic policeman adjusts his mask on a street in Beijing, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. China's coronavirus death toll on Sunday has surpassed the number of fatalities in the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic, but fewer new cases were reported in a possible sign its spread may be slowing as other nations step up efforts to block the disease. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) With the death toll climbing each day, fear and uncertainty have spread farther and farther around the globe as coronavirus continues to captiv...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, Bali, Indonesia, China, Cnn, Beijing, Britain, Brighton, Accuweather, Wuhan, Financial Times, World Health Organization WHO, Kristie Lu Stout, CLSA

AccuWeather predicts a record-setting year for one US crop

After 2019's nightmare of a year for farmers in the United States, AccuWeather is predicting a record-setting corn crop, as well as a substantial increase year-over-year in soybean production."The crop story for 2020 is the bounce-back in U.S. production for both corn and soybeans," said AccuWeather senior meteorologist Jason Nicholls.AccuWeather is predicting U.S. corn production in 2020 will reach 15.486 billion bushels, based on 87 million acres harvested with 178 bushels per acre. (The t...
Tags: Science, US, United States, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Accuweather, Nati Harnik, Nicholls, Upper Midwest, Traver, DirecTV Frontier, Jason Nicholls, Springfield Neb, Fred Traver, Edwin C Brummels

Kings & Rangers: Big Markets, Big Trades

East Coast versus West Coast battles have raged on for years in music, fashion, politics, and especially sports. At the heart of these battles are, of course, New York and Los Angeles. With the biggest populations, the largest economies, and the most intense media markets, the people of these two cities are loud and proud. That spills out in the passion, identity, time, and money poured into the local sports teams. While the Los Angeles Kings’ biggest rivals are the Anaheim Ducks and the S...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Kings, Rangers, Dallas, Lafayette, Sports Illustrated, Hockey, NHL, Avery, San Jose Sharks, East Coast

Los Angeles Kings with 100-Point Seasons

Seven men have reached the 100-point plateau a combined 23 times in Los Angeles Kings history. One is the only player in franchise history to score 70 or more goals in a single season. Two joined the team together as rookies. Three played together on one of the top-producing lines in NHL history. Four have their sweaters hanging on the Staples Center wall, and five is how many times the Great One broke 100 points while playing for the Kings. The Triple Crown Line – Dionne, Taylor, and Sim...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Kings, Vancouver, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Taylor, Staples Center, Edmonton, Los Angeles Kings, Verdun, Inglewood, Toronto Maple Leafs, Alex Ovechkin, Red Wings

Damien rapidly strengthening as it tracks toward northwest Australian coast

As Damien continues to intensify over open water, forecasters say the severe tropical cyclone will unleash flooding rainfall and damaging winds over Australia's Pilbara coast this weekend.This storm started as a broad area of low pressure in a swath of tropical moisture over northern Australia earlier this week, where rounds of tropical downpours increased the risk for flash flooding. This satellite image shows Tropical Cyclone Damien nearing the northwestern coast of Australia on Saturda...
Tags: Science, Australia, Atlantic, Western Australia, Accuweather, Timor Sea, Damien, Pilbara, Nicholls, Pilbara Coast, east Pacific, Onslow, Australian Bureau of Meteorology BOM, Jason Nicholls, Timor Sea Damien, Wallal Downs

Kitchen of the Week: A London Architect’s Sky-Lit Compact Kitchen

We love every inch of this compact 14-by-10-foot kitchen in the Peckham neighborhood of London. Designed by architect Jonathan Nicholls and his partner, Alex Randall, a lighting designer, it occupies the rear extension of their Victorian home. While many architects find the experience of designing their own home an existential nightmare, Nicholls found it be quite the opposite: “As an architect, working on your own house is great fun. Because of time constraints, I didn’t get a chance to do full...
Tags: Books, London, Plywood, Skylights, Modern House, Peckham, Nicholls, Kitchen of the Week, Kitchen Cabinets, Alex Randall, Stone Floors, Steel Windows & Doors, Roof Gardens, Ikea Kitchens Kitchen, Jonathan Nicholls, Plywood Summer Cabin Plykea

Books That Captivate Babies and Toddlers

Lift that flap, peek through that hole, press that button. Interactive books keep little ones entertained — and help them develop cognitive abilities.
Tags: Elsa, News, Sam, Hello, Slater, Nicola, Emmett, Nicholls, Boughton, Books and Literature, Babies and Infants, Bethan, Arrhenius, Sally (Author, Peek-a-Who Too? (Book, Mroziewicz

What's happening with the polar vortex this year?

Commuters braves the wind and snow in frigid weather, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Cincinnati, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Last January the polar vortex was about to plunge into the United States, unleashing an unforgiving and deadly outbreak of Arctic air across much of the nation -- which is why forecasters are keeping a close eye on what it may do as 2020 begins.During the January 2019 polar vortex invasion, officials warned residents of nearly instantaneous frostbite danger as AccuWea...
Tags: New York, News, Chicago, Atlantic, United States, Arctic, Great Lakes, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Accuweather, Arctic Circle, New England, Rockies, Midwest, Northeast, Northern Hemisphere

A New and Exhilarating Weapon.

Bee Wilson’s 2018 LRB review of The Littlehampton Libels: A Miscarriage of Justice and a Mystery about Words in 1920s England by Christopher Hilliard (Oxford, June 2017) is full of all sorts of interesting things, as obviously is the book, but I want to quote some bits about language: Edith Swan, a 30-year-old laundress from the seaside town of Littlehampton in Sussex, was accused of sending a letter to a sanitary inspector called Charles Gardner that contained words of ‘an indecent, obscene and...
Tags: England, Justice, Uncategorized, Britain, Linguistics, Portsmouth, Bill, Sussex, Wilson, Rose, Hilliard, Littlehampton, Nicholls, LRB, Court of Criminal Appeals, Partridge

WVU beats Nicholls St behind Culver, Tshiebwe double-doubles

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Derek Culver scored 16 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead West Virginia to an 83-57 victory over Nicholls State on Saturday. Oscar Tshiebwe had 15 points and 11 rebounds, Miles McBride scored 15, and Emmitt Matthews Jr. and Sean McNeil scored 10 apiece for the Mountaineers (9-1). West Virginia transfer […]
Tags: News, Sports, West Virginia, Ap, WVU, Mountaineers, Nicholls, Nicholls State, MORGANTOWN W Va, Emmitt Matthews Jr, Oscar Tshiebwe, Derek Culver, Miles McBride, Sean McNeil

Jones propels Nicholls to 102-56 win over Blue Mountain

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Andre Jones came off the bench to total 20 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals and Nicholls cruised to a 102-56 victory over NAIA-member Blue Mountain College on Tuesday night. Jones sank 8 of 12 shots from the floor, including two 3-pointers, for the Colonels (4-4). Dexter McClanahan buried […]
Tags: News, Sports, Jones, La AP, Thibodaux, Nicholls, NAIA, Blue Mountain, Andre Jones, Dexter McClanahan, Blue Mountain College

Central Arkansas earns share of Southland title, 52-35

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Breylin Smith passed for 296 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions, and Central Arkansas earned a share of the Southland Conference title with a 52-35 win over Incarnate Word on Friday night. Central Arkansas (9-3, 7-2) shares the title with Nicholls, which beat SE Louisiana on Thursday night. Nicholls earned the […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Arkansas, Louisiana, San Antonio, Southland, Nicholls, Central Arkansas, Breylin Smith

Tom Blundell on standby as Henry Nicholls faces concussion tests

Nicholls set to undergo further testing after being hit on helmet by Jofra Archer bounce
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