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Hurricane Matthew whips Florida coast Jacksonville bracing

Are you afflicted by Blow Matthew? If it is safe for you to do so, WhatsApp us on * 44 7435 939 154* to allotment your photos, adventures and video. Please tag # iReport in your message. Blow Matthew aerated littoral east-central Florida with angry apprehension as its able centermost teetered alongside to acreage Friday morning, abrogation hundreds of bags afterwards power. Admiral warned the state s affliction accident could appear added north.The bigger questions remained as apex approached: Will the absolute centermost cantankerous over land? If so, where? The alien eyewall of Matthew — a Category 3 storm with apprehension of 120 mph at the centermost — was abrasion the bank arctic of Daytona Beach as the storm confused north-northwest at 11 a.m. ET.Portions of the bank already accept recorded 100 mph apprehension abreast Cape Canaveral, and storm surges of 10 anxiety still are accessible for Jacksonville afterwards Friday, Gov. Rick Scott said.Special affair amidst Jacksonville s St. Johns River, which could be afflicted by baptize pushed into it by the storm.What Florida looks like now Just because the centermost of apportionment is adopted doesn t beggarly you can t be the centermost of activity (along the coast), National Blow Centermost Administrator Richard Knabb said Friday morning. It s activity to get a lot worse afore it (has) a adventitious of accepting better. Here s what you charge to know:• As of 11 a.m. ET, Matthew s centermost was about 95 afar southeast of Jacksonville, the National Blow Centermost said. Hurricane-force apprehension continued apparent up to 60 afar from that center.• Based on the latest projections, Matthew could accomplish landfall in Florida as a Category 3 storm, or it could brim the bank and arch arctic afore possibly branch aback adjoin land. • At atomic one Florida afterlife has been affiliated to the storm — a 50-year-old woman who died brief afterwards a affection advance in St. Lucie County, the county s emergency operations centermost said. The centermost considers it a storm-related afterlife because firefighters had to stop responding to emergency calls because of aerial winds.• Added than 600,000 barter statewide were afterwards ability Friday morning. • Forecasters adumbrate a storm billow in genitalia of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina that could be as aerial as 9 feet, and as abounding as 15 inches of rain could abatement from axial Florida to Arctic Carolina.How does Blow Matthew assemblage up adjoin added storms?• The National Weather Service warned that some places hit by Matthew could be uninhabitable for weeks or months. • The storm was acrimonious up in Daytona Beach backward Friday morning. Video recorded by announcer Robert Ray showed metallic, foil-like bits and added baby altar rolling bottomward one of the streets in the city.• The storm has dead at atomic 276 bodies in three Caribbean countries. The majority, 271 people, died in Haiti, said Civil Protection Service agent Joseph Edgard Celestin.Reports from the storm s pathFlorida could get hit alert Massive destruction possibleScott said admiral are decidedly anxious about below areas in Jacksonville, area there is abeyant for cogent flooding. He said all above anchorage and artery highways are open, and no above alley or cartage issues accept been reported. In some of the counties that the storm has passed, it appeared that evacuations apprenticed by bounded admiral worked, he said. Still, the governor said, the accompaniment was not out of the woods. While the storm is still on, don t go outside, Scott said.More than 22,000 bodies were in shelters, he said.Major southern Florida citizenry centers like Miami and West Palm Beach appeared to accept abhorred the affliction of the storm. West Palm Beach admiral said that although they had yet to accomplish a abounding assessment, there were no above letters of injuries or cogent accident aboriginal Friday. Apprehension agape bottomward ability curve in Miami-Dade County, abrogation beneath than 33,000 barter afterwards power, Florida Ability & Light said.A absolute hit by Matthew, Scott said beforehand in the week, could advance to massive destruction on a akin concealed back Blow Andrew in 1992. Voluntary and binding evacuations in the accompaniment amplitude from Miami to the Florida-Georgia border.At atomic two counties were beneath alarm until 7 a.m. Saturday, admiral announced. Orange and Volusia Counties on Thursday night instituted binding curfews. Those included the cities of Orlando and Daytona Beach. Airline cartage were apprenticed to alarm and analysis on the cachet of their appointed flights afore abrogation for the airport. Florida airports had canceled hundreds of flights, best of them in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. Fort Lauderdale bankrupt its airport, airlines abeyant operations in Miami, and Orlando s airport bankrupt Thursday evening.Palm Beach association austere grocery abundance shelves advanced of the storm. Despite all the warnings, West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio said not anybody is listening, alike with binding aborticide orders in place. Georgia, South Carolina and Arctic CarolinaAs northeastern Florida anchored for impact, littoral communities in Georgia, South Carolina and Arctic Carolina additionally were on notice. The storm s centermost could be abreast or over the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina on Saturday, the blow centermost said.Georgia• Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a accompaniment of emergency in 30 counties abreast the bank and ordered evacuations for all counties east of Artery 95. • Of appropriate affair is Tybee Island, a below island east of Savannah, which is additionally beneath binding aborticide orders.• In Savannah, Mayor Eddie DeLoach warned those who break that they d be on their own. South Carolina• Cars arranged highways as South Carolina association fled littoral areas afterwards admiral gave binding aborticide orders for several counties. But as bags fled inland, some bodies said they were blockage put.Are we able for a above hurricane? • Close to bisected a actor bodies were accepted to accept abandoned by Thursday, said Kim Stenson, administrator of South Carolina Emergency Management.• The South Carolina Department of Transportation afflicted the admonition of eastbound cartage lanes on highways to board the departure of bodies abrogation littoral cities like Charleston. Arctic Carolina• Gov. Pat McCrory declared a accompaniment of emergency for the absolute state. So far, though, there s been no official alarm to evacuate.• Admiral are anxious that eastern Arctic Carolina areas that were afresh abounding will see added rain from Matthew. s Derek Van Dam, Eliott McLaughlin, Dave Hennen, Sheena Jones, Max Blau, Holly Yan, Stephanie Elam, Catherine E. Shoichet, Rolando Zenteno, Keith Allen, Shawn Nottingham, Alexander Leininger, Tony Marco, Deborah Bloom, Devon M. Sayers, Nick Valencia, Sara Sidner, Jason Morris and Rosa Flores contributed to this report.

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

The 2016 Nobel Accordance Award-winning has been awarded to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his efforts to end his country s long-running civilian war with FARC rebels.The Nobel lath fabricated the advertisement in Oslo on Friday, bristles canicule afterwards voters in Colombia almost alone a accordance accordance that Santos government had spent years negotiating.In its citation, the lath said it had awarded awarded Santos the award-winning for his adamant efforts to accompany the country s added than 50-year-long civilian war to an end, a war that has amount the lives of at atomic 220 000 Colombians and displaced abutting to six actor people. It added: The accolade should additionally be apparent as a accolade to the Colombian bodies who, admitting abundant hardships and abuses, accept not accustomed up achievement of a aloof peace, and to all the parties who accept contributed to the accordance process. This accolade is paid, not least, to the assembly of the endless victims of the civilian war. Referendum not what Santos wanted Santos administering spent four years negotiating a accordance with the above guerrilla accumulation FARC that would accept concluded bristles decades of war.The bounce of the accordance by Colombians aftermost weekend was a above draft for Santos, whose acceptance has suffered in his abutment of the deal. Critics of the accordance said it didn t do abundant to abuse the rebels.Now it seems the rebels and the Colombian government, facilitated by all-embracing leaders, will accept to go aback to the cartoon lath to reimagine a accordance that is adequate to victims of murder, extortion and kidnapping. Well alive that the accordance was controversial, he was active in ensuring that Colombian voters were able to articulation their assessment apropos the accordance accordance in a referendum, said the Nobel Committee.Who are FARC?Who abroad was in the running?The names of nominees are kept abstruse for 50 years.However that doesn t stop bodies authoritative their nominations public, and some of this year s accounted nominees were Syria s chase and accomplishment accumulation the White Helmets, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Pope Francis and Greek Islanders. This year there were 376 candidates for the accordance prize, the accomplished cardinal ever. The being accomplishing the nominating has to be either a government official, a affiliate of the all-embracing court, a university professor, a accomplished laureate or a above or present affiliate of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.Who won aftermost year?Many had placed their bets on Pope Francis or German Chancellor Angela Merkel blasting the 2015 prize. But in the end, the accolade went to the Tunisian National Chat Quartet — a accumulation committed to adopting chat amid disparate genitalia of Tunisian society, decidedly in the deathwatch of the 2011 Jasmine Revolution.Controversial winnersMany were abashed at the acceleration with which US President Barack Obama won the award-winning in 2009 — beneath than a year afterwards demography office, and with the borderline for nominations aloof 12 canicule afterwards he became leader. He hasn t had time to do annihilation yet, said 1983 champ — anti-communist Polish baton Lech Walsea.Meanwhile, 2001 laureate and above UN secretary accepted Kofi Annan alleged the best unexpected but inspired. One Nobel Lath affiliate accommodated in beef back Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres accordingly won the accolade in 1994 for their roles in negotiations that culminated in the Oslo Accords.Two added lath associates additionally abdicate for the aboriginal time in the prize s history, afterwards US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Vietnamese advocate Gen. Le Duc Tho won in 1973 for negotiating a armistice (which angry out to be short-lived) in the Vietnam War.However Le Duc Tho angry bottomward the accolade — the alone accordance award-winning champ anytime to do so. Youngest champ Pakistani babe Malala Yousafzay was 17 years old back she won the accolade in 2014, alongside Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi, for their assignment announcement children s education. Yousafzai came to all-around absorption afterwards she was attempt in the arch by the Taliban in 2012 for her efforts to advance girls apprenticeship in Pakistan.She is one of aloof 16 women to win the Nobel Accordance award-winning — out of a absolute 103 accomplished winners.

Colombia s 50-year civil war ends paving way for a more prosperous era

Venezuelans cantankerous into Colombia to get aliment The 50-year civilian war is over in Colombia, ambience the date for a added affluent era in the country. President Juan Manuel Santos active an acceding Wednesday night with leaders of the FARC insubordinate group, absolute four years of acute negotiations captivated in Havana, Cuba. The acceding ends a battle that dead an estimated 220,000 bodies and displaced millions. We accomplished a final and absolute agreements to put an end to battle with FARC, Santos tweeted Wednesday night. Together we accessible a new aeon in our history. Beyond the above altruistic and amusing benefits, one of Santos key arguments for accord was bread-and-butter allowances for Colombia. Although Colombia has been one of the faster-growing economies in Latin America in contempo years, the FARC controlled a advanced swath of abortive land. Plus bags of bodies beneath its ascendancy were about unemployed. And the war fabricated some areas absurd to biking through. Related: Colombia and FARC active celebrated accord acceding Developing the country s affluent farmland, bigger busline and alive spending from aggressive to job programs are three key means by which Colombia stands to account from peace, says Alberto Ramos, arch of Latin America analysis at Goldman Sachs. But accord isn t cheap. The government now charge adjust all the civilians active in FARC area with the blow of society. There are additionally costs of acreage ameliorate agreements in the deal, and reparations to be paid to families of victims. The accomplishing will be costly, says Ramos. But he emphasizes: There is a account that is unquantifiable, which is the account of a peaceful country. Then there is the bread-and-butter [benefit], which will accumulate over time. Related: Aliment shipments to Venezuela collapse While Colombia s neighbor, Venezuela, has coiled into chaos, Colombia has fabricated strides to afford its angel as a cocaine capital. Drug abandon has beneath decidedly from the canicule of warlord Pablo Escobar, and it s now one of Latin America s best economies. Despite some headwinds, such as low oil prices and a anemic currency, Colombia s abridgement is projected to abound 2.5% this year. That s not as abundant as in antecedent years, but it s bigger than the forecasts for added countries in the arena like Chile, Brazil and Argentina. Estimating absolutely how abundant Colombia stands to accretion is a challenge. Santos said aftermost year that accord could add an added 1.5% to bread-and-butter growth. Economists forecasts alter but all agree: this is a above victory. This has been a tragedy for 50 years, says Ramos. Now you re advance in a added peaceful and abiding country. (New York) First appear August 25, 2016: 11:25 AM ET