Coronavirus lockdown: Irish Rugby in wait-and-see mode as officials weigh up options for resuming play

Players in Ireland remain in the dark about when rugby will resume as the sport continues to grapple with the logistical challenge of returning to play. The plan to return to squad training next Monday looks unlikely and the IRFU are to update the professional squads this week as to their next steps as they […]

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Afghan officials: Taliban attacks on checkpoints kill 29

A wave of Taliban attacks on checkpoints across Afghanistan has killed 29 members of the security forces, officials said Monday. In northern Takhar province, 19 security personnel were killed in a battle Sunday night in the district of Khwaja Ghor, according to Jawad Hajri, spokesman for the provincial governor. The Taliban fled the scene after […]

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Storm Shelters Still A Safe Bet During Storms, Officials Say : NPR

A screen grab from the NOAA web site shows where tornadoes could hit on Sunday. Most Shelters in Alabama and Mississippi will remain open despite concerns over the coronavirus. NOAA hide caption toggle caption NOAA A screen grab from the NOAA web site shows where tornadoes could hit on Sunday. Most Shelters in Alabama and […]

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Barrington Plaza lacks sprinklers, officials say

A 25-story Los Angeles high-rise that caught fire, injuring 11 civilians and two firefighters, lacks sprinklers, the fire department said. Los Angeles has 792 high-rises, and 55 residential high-rises do not have sprinklers, public information officer Erik Scott said Wednesday evening at a news conference. “That’s because they were built prior to 1974, and they’re not currently required to […]

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Trump policy has state officials wary

SAN FRANCISCO – As the Trump administration looks to replace a recently fired Obama appointee tasked with battling homelessness, California officials and advocates are in the dark and bracing for battle. The abrupt nature of the dismissal Nov. 15 of Matthew Doherty, executive director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, has suggested to many who […]

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