New Tropical Storm Maria racing westward

first_img Tweet Tropical Storm Maria 5-day forecast track. NHC/NOAA graphicMIAMI, USA — At 5:00 pm EDT on Wednesday, the centre of Maria, the latest tropical storm to form in the Atlantic, was located about 1,205 miles east of the Leeward Islands and moving toward the west near 23 mph.According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, this rapid motion is expected to continue during the next 24 hours with a gradual decrease in forward speed thereafter. Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph, with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast.An air force reconnaissance plane is scheduled to reach Maria late Thursday.Meanwhile, Hurricane Katia is located about 335 miles west-southwest of Bermuda and is forecast to pass between Bermuda and the east coast of the United States Wednesday night and Thursday, moving toward the northwest near 10 mph.A turn toward the north-northwest is expected Wednesdaynight, followed by a turn toward the north and then the north-northeast with an increase in forward speed late Thursday and early Friday.Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph, with higher gusts. Katia is a category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the centre and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 205 miles.Large swells generated by katia will continue to affect Bermuda and east-facing beaches of the Bahamas during the next few days. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.Tropical-storm-force winds, especially in gusts, are possible in Bermuda through Thursday. Katia is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 1 to 2 inches across Bermuda.A tropical storm watch remains in effect for Bermuda.Caribbean News Now Sharing is caring! Share NewsRegional New Tropical Storm Maria racing westward by: – September 8, 2011center_img Share Share 24 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Kay, Veloz, Moyer are mid-season winners at Davenport

first_imgBy Mike McGuireDAVENPORT, Iowa (June 19) – Justin Kay, Milo Veloz Jr. and Austin Moyer were mid-season championship feature winners Friday at Davenport Speedway.Kay took the lead from Brian Harris on lap five en route to his third feature win in five Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model main events this season. Andy Nezworski started 16th, had a strong run and finished second. Chuck Hanna nipped Brian Harris for third at the checkered flag.Veloz topped a huge field of Milan Heating & Air IMCA Modifieds. Veloz started fifth and took the lead from Mitch Morris on lap seven of the 20-lap feature. After a couple of cautions near halfway, Ve­loz cruised to the win by almost a straightaway over Chris Zogg and Tony VonDresky.The Hawkeye Auto IMCA Northern SportMods saw Austin Moyer score his first win of the season at Davenport. Moyer led every lap on his way to victory lane. Tony Olson finished in second, fol­lowed by Jarrett Franzen.last_img read more

Bellator 215 results: Main event ends in no-contest after Matt Mitrione’s inadvertent low-blow kick

first_imgView this post on Instagram A post shared by THAT guy (@mattmitrione) on Feb 15, 2019 at 9:00pm PST  Co-main event: Logan Storley def. Ion Pascu by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)Storley put Pascu on notice about his power early, hoisting him up and dropping him with a nasty slam during the first round. Not the way Matt Mitrione wanted the Bellator 215 main event to go at all.Fifteen seconds into the opening round, Mitrione fired off a low left inside leg kick while Sergei Kharitonov was moving. It found Kharitonov’s nether regions and the Russian veteran fell flat on his back in agony as a result of the inadvertent low blow. Our main card is live and we’ve got some monster slams being handed out! 😬💥Tune in to see these bouts LIVE now on @ParamountNet and simulcast on @DAZN_USA . pic.twitter.com/ON2TBMxsI8— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) February 16, 2019From there, Storley used his superior wrestling skills and imposed his will on Pascu, smothering him and not letting him off the mat. Pascu kept trying for the Kimura Grip in the third round but it was to no avail as Storley cruised to the dominant decision victory. “Nobody’s done what I just did to him,” Storley said in the cage after improving to 10-0, “so to everyone that’s booing, that’s Division I wrestling at its finest and nobody could do that at the 170[-pound] weight class.”To the 170-pounders,” Storley continued, “I’m here for real now.”Main card resultsMatt Mitrione vs. Sergei Kharitonov ends in first-round no-contest (accidental low-blow kick)Co-main event: Logan Storley def. Ion Pascu by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)Eduardo Dantas def. Toby Misech via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)John Douma def. Mike Kimbel via first-round submission (triangle choke)Austin Vanderford def. Cody Jones by first-round submission (arm-triangle choke) Prelim resultsZarrukh Adashev def. Ronie Arana via unanimous decisionMatt Probin def. Ali Zebian by split decisionPete Rogers def. Jason Rine via second-round TKO (punches)Steve Mowry def. Darion Abbey by first-round submission (kimura)Amanda Bell def. Amber Leibrock via first-round KO (punches)Lindsey VanZandt def. Tabatha Ann Watkins via second-round TKO (punches)Pat McCrohan def. Jason Markland by first-round TKO (punches) 🥜 #Bellator215 pic.twitter.com/nZRwPgIzdw— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) February 16, 2019The referee gave Kharitonov five minutes to recover, but he was in too much pain to even stand up — let alone fight — and the bout was deemed a no-contest to the disappointment of Mitrione, obviously Kharitonov, those in attendance at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and the viewers at home watching on DAZN.MORE:  Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearMitrione profusely apologized, even crouching down toward Kharitonov and saying “sorry” to him, but Kharitonov brushed off the apology attempt as he was writhing in severe pain. Mitrione continued to apologize after the fight was ruled a no-contest.”It was well-placed,” Mitrione said during the postfight interview of the kick. “The fact that he changed levels and stepped in on the jab, just caught him in the nuts. I feel terrible. Sergei, dude, let’s run it back, obviously. All the fans — I’m so sorry. I know you guys stuck around. I was ready to put on a show, so was Sergei. I’m really sorry, man. I’m really sorry. But let’s go drink some beers.”Mitrione also took to his Instagram account to express his heartfelt apologies once again, calling the disappointing no-contest a “shame” and even stating that he’d be willing to fight another heavyweight or Kharitonov — if he’s able to — on Saturday night during Bellator 216, which is at the same Connecticut venue.last_img read more