Hurricane Delta charges toward Louisiana coast, will make landfall Friday

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Hurricane Delta, a dangerous Category 3 hurricane, is charging toward the Louisiana coast.Rain bands are already spreading into southwestern Louisiana and southeastern Texas.Delta is expected to weaken slightly before making landfall near Cameron, Louisiana, late Friday as Category 2 hurricane.Even though it’s expected to weaken, the storm surge from Delta is still forecast to be near 11 feet in parts of Louisiana.The storm surge and damaging winds will continue to be the biggest threat for southwestern Louisiana and eastern Texas.There is a storm surge warning in effect for High Island, Texas, to Mouth of the Pearl River in Louisiana Friday, including Calcasieu Lake, Vermilion Bay and Lake Borgne.A hurricane warning is in effect from High Island, Texas, to Morgan City, Louisiana.A tropical storm warning continues for New Orleans and Galveston, Texas, just outside of Houston.Rainfall totals could reach 6 to 12 inches Friday, with local areas getting up to 15 inches in southern Louisiana. Flash flooding is expected.Delta is the fourth named storm to make landfall in the state of Louisiana this year.It will also be the fifth hurricane this year to make landfall in the U.S., which hasn’t happened since 2005.When Hurricane Delta makes landfall, it will also break the record for most storms to make landfall in one season in the continental U.S.The other nine named storms that made landfall this season were: Tropical Storm Bertha (South Carolina); Tropical Storm Cristobal (Louisiana); Tropical Storm Fay (New Jersey); Hurricane Hanna (Texas); Hurricane Isaias (North Carolina); Hurricane Laura (Louisiana); Tropical Storm Marco (Louisiana), Hurricane Sally (Alabama); and Tropical Storm Beta (Texas).Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

BYU Baseball Visits Utah Tuesday

first_imgThe Cougars’ team leader in batting average is senior infielder Brian Hsu (.381). Tags: Brock Hale/BYU Baseball/Erick Migueles/Jackson Cluff/Jordan Wood/Joshua Tedeschi/Oliver Dunn/Reid McLaughlin/Utah Baseball/Zack Moeller The Cougars have won their last eight games, the fifth-longest streak in the nation but are looking to snap a 3-game losing streak in this series. The Utes meanwhile seek to end a 9-game losing streak this evening. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Tuesday, BYU baseball (21-5, 7-2 in West Coast Conference play) visits the University of Utah (7-15, 1-8 in Pac-12 play) in the first playing of this rivalry for the 2019 baseball season. BYU’s pitching staff ranks 16th nationally with a WHIP of 1.17 and they allow just 7.37 hits per 9 innings. This ranks them 25th nationally. Written by April 2, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Baseball Visits Utah Tuesday Freshman right-handed pitcher Reid McLaughlin and senior right-handed pitcher Jordan Wood are 4-0 apiece to lead BYU’s staff. The Cougars lead the all-time series 246-119-1 and are 112-64-1 all-time at Salt Lake City in the series. Brad James The Utes are led by junior infielder Oliver Dunn (a team-best .367 batting average, 2 home runs, 13 RBI), redshirt junior catcher Zack Moeller (3 home runs, 22 RBI) and senior outfielder Erick Migueles (3 home runs, 20 RBI). The Cougars are the only team in the nation to be ranked both in the Top 15 in in team ERA (14th at 2.99) and the Top 40 in batting average (38th at .292). Both sophomore infielder Jackson Cluff (2 home runs, 27 RBI) and senior outfielder Brock Hale (7 home runs, 25 RBI) lead the Cougars offensively. Senior left-handed pitcher Joshua Tedeschi (3-2) is the only Utes’ hurler with a winning record thus far on the season.last_img read more

University plans events to celebrate Black History Month

first_imgVarious groups on Notre Dame’s campus will come together during the month of February to celebrate Black History Month to continue the conversation regarding diversity and inclusion highlighted during Notre Dame’s Walk the Walk Week and Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day celebrations.The month will kick off with a concert titled “Unsung: The Exploration of the Sounds of Black Folk” which will highlight underrepresented African American voices in jazz, classical and gospel music. The concert will feature guest artists Callie Day, Isaac Cates, J.J. Wright, Alex Mansour and Emorja Roberson in the effort to unite different age levels, races and musical styles.Claire Kopischke | The Observer Roberson, a doctoral student in the doctor of musical arts program, will be hosting and performing in the concert on Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Debartolo Performing Arts Center. Roberson said although the African American population at Notre Dame remains low at 3.5%, he hopes African American music will become a universal musical genre everyone can enjoy.“This is the first time we have had this event on Notre Dame’s campus, and it would be beneficial for our campus to not just have an immediate appreciation for the music but also have a longstanding sense of gratification for it because it’s so memorable,” Roberson said.In the effort to expose African American students to local hair stylists and barbers in the community, multiple student groups and departments will sponsor a Black Hair Expo on Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. in the Lafortune Ballroom. “The basis of this event is to educate some of our colleagues in regard to how to assist students of African American descent … and to highlight the importance of having information and resources available to the students,” director of Multicultural Student Programs and Services Iris Outlaw said. “Oftentimes students are hesitant to go to salons because they don’t know the work of the stylists or paying for the salons can become expensive, so some of the vendors [at the expo] are open to coming to campus or providing transportation.”Outlaw, who is also the advisor for the Black Cultural Arts Council (BCAC), said the BCAC will host a cultural talent show on Feb. 15, where two first-year students will be awarded with the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship. The BCAC has given away over $27,000 since the creation of the scholarship.Later in the month, Multicultural Student Programs and Services, Gender Relations Center, Campus Ministry, McDonald Center for Student Well-Being and Student Government will collaborate to host Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, for a professional development workshop and a race lecture series on Feb 25. According to a New York Times article, Tarana Burke coined the phrase “me too” in 2007 after creating a nonprofit organization that supports victims of sexual harassment and assault, Just Be Inc., but the phrase garnered national attention in October 2017 after it was promoted by actress Alyssa Milano in response to the slew of sexual assault and harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein.Outlaw said she looks to Burke’s lectures to spark a discussion regarding the intersectionality between gender and race and to give people a different perspective from which to approach issues surrounding both.The Black Faculty and Staff Association will end the month by sponsoring an ecumenical prayer service and lunch on Feb. 27.“For the events this month, I would like a continuation of the conversations after the MLK celebrations because I think a lot of times people look at those kinds of events as one touch point, but we need to have multiple touch points to continue conversations,” Outlaw said. “We need to look at the contributions underrepresented group bring to campus, but we also need to look at the issues impacting those groups.” Tags: Black History Month, Campus Events, iris outlawlast_img read more