Police officer killed, seven injured in Egypt bomb blasts

first_imgThe explosion critically wounded one of the policemen.Elsewhere in Egypt, a police officer was killed and three were wounded in the North Sinai town of El-Arish when a roadside bomb exploded as they drove past in an armored vehicle, the interior ministry said in a statement.The north of the peninsula, where security forces are fighting an Islamist insurgency, is a bastion of the Egyptian affiliate of the jihadist ISIS group.The insurgency has swelled since the army’s ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.Militants loyal to ISIS have killed hundreds of Egyptian soldiers and policemen, mostly in North Sinai.A government crackdown targeting Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood movement since 2013 has left hundreds dead and thousands jailed.Hundreds more, including Morsi himself, have been sentenced to death, often in mass trials. Many have appealed and won retrials, while seven have so far been executed by hanging. Four people including two Egyptian policemen were wounded when a bomb they were trying to defuse exploded in Cairo near the pyramids Friday, while an officer died in an attack in Sinai, officials said.Two policemen and two hotel security guards were wounded in the blast outside the Meridien hotel near the Giza pyramids, a security official said.last_img read more

Lakers players symptom-free after two-week COVID-19 quarantine

first_imgThe Lakers announced Tuesday that their players are symptom-free two weeks after two of them tested positive for the novel coronavirus.On March 19, the NBA franchise said two unnamed players had contracted COVID-19 amid the global pandemic. After a 14-day home isolation prescribed by team physicians, no players are showing symptoms. CORONAVIRUS: Sports figures who have tested positive for COVID-19The Lakers players today completed the 14-day home isolation that was prescribed by team physicians, and the players are all currently symptom-free of COVID-19.The health and safety guidelines set by government officials will continue to be followed by the Lakers.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) March 31, 2020The coronavirus continues to disrupt sports — including the NBA, which is on hiatus — across the globe as countries try to contain COVID-19.Deaths have exceeded 42,000 globally, with more than 856,800 confirmed cases.last_img read more

Blowing snow today, 35-below wind chills tonight

first_imgEmmet-Kossuth-Winnebago-Worth-Palo Alto-Hancock-Cerro Gordo-Including the cities of Estherville, Algona, Forest City,Lake Mills, Northwood, Manly, Emmetsburg, Garner, Britt, Kanawha,Mason City, and Clear Lake340 AM CST Thu Jan 24 2019…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THISEVENING……WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AMCST FRIDAY…* WHAT…Blowing snow. Very cold wind chills expected. Winds gusting as high as 40 to 45 mph. Wind chills as low as 35 below zero expected.* WHERE…Northern Iowa.* WHEN…For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 6 PM CST this evening. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 6 PM this evening to 9 AM CST Friday.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions with drifting snow. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Winter Weather Advisory for blowing snow means thatvisibilities will be limited due to strong winds blowing snowaround. Use caution when traveling, especially in open areas.A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind willcombine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia canoccur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat andgloves.The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from canbe obtained by calling 5 1 1.=========Humboldt-Wright-Franklin-Butler-Bremer-Hamilton-Hardin-Grundy-Black Hawk-Story-Marshall-Tama-Jasper-Poweshiek-Mahaska-Including the cities of Humboldt, Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond,Hampton, Parkersburg, Clarksville, Shell Rock, Greene, Aplington,Allison, Dumont, Waverly, Webster City, Iowa Falls, Eldora,Ackley, Grundy Center, Reinbeck, Conrad, Dike, Wellsburg,Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Ames, Marshalltown, Tama, Toledo, Traer,Dysart, Gladbrook, Newton, Grinnell, and Oskaloosa340 AM CST Thu Jan 24 2019…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THISEVENING……WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AMCST FRIDAY…* WHAT…Blowing snow and very cold wind chills expected. Winds gusting as high as 40 to 45 mph. Wind chills as low as 30 below zero expected.* WHERE…Much of central Iowa.* WHEN…For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 6 PM CST this evening. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 6 PM this evening to 9 AM CST Friday.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility, especially in open areas. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Winter Weather Advisory for blowing snow means thatvisibilities will be limited due to strong winds blowing snowaround. Use caution when traveling, especially in open areas.A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind willcombine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia canoccur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat andgloves.The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from canbe obtained by calling 5 1 1.=========Mitchell-Howard-Winneshiek-Floyd-Chickasaw-Fayette-Wabasha-Dodge-Olmsted-Winona-Mower-Fillmore-Including the cities of Osage, Cresco, Decorah, Charles City,New Hampton, Oelwein, Wabasha, Dodge Center, Rochester, Winona,Austin, and Preston318 AM CST Thu Jan 24 2019…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THISEVENING……WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOONCST FRIDAY…* WHAT…Blowing and drifting snow and very cold wind chills. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph today. Wind chills as low as 35 below zero expected late tonight and Friday morning.* WHERE…Portions of north central and northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota.* WHEN…For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 6 PM CST this evening. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 6 PM this evening to noon CST Friday.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on some snow covered roads due to drifting. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commutes. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Winter Weather Advisory for blowing snow means thatvisibilities will be limited due to strong winds blowing snowaround. Drifting snow may make travel hazardous or close roads.Use caution when traveling, especially in open areas.A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind willcombine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia canoccur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a warm hatand gloves.The latest road conditions for Iowa can be found on-line at511ia.org, in Minnesota at 511mn.org, and in Wisconsin at511wi.gov or by calling 5 1 1. The information below is from the National Weather Service as of 4:00 AM this morning. Click here for an overview of the weather situation as published by the NWS-Des MoinesFor the latest advisories click hereFor road conditions click here…Areas of Blowing Snow Today and Dangerous Wind Chills Later Today into Thursday….An Arctic cold front will drop through Iowa today and bringstrong northwest winds to the state. Sustained winds of 25 to 30mph with gusts over 40 mph are expected. Areas of blowing snoware expected to significantly reducing visibility at times,especially in rural areas in addition to impacting roadconditions with drifting. Temperatures will fall through the dayand combined with the winds will create very low wind chills of 20to 35 below zero over much of Iowa by late this afternoon andfalling further overnight.last_img read more