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first_imgBy David Emory StooksburyUniversity of GeorgiaAthens, Ga. – If Georgia doesn’t receive adequate rainfall over the next three to four months, drought conditions in summer and fall next year will likely be worse than those in 2007. Drought conditions will persist across regions of the state currently in drought and likely expand statewide by spring. Half of state in extreme droughtHalf of the state is in extreme drought conditions now. The worst conditions are across the mountains and piedmont regions west of Interstate 75. The extreme- to exceptional-drought regions of the state will probably muddle through the winter and early spring. But without a significant recharge of the soil moisture, groundwater, streams and reservoirs, conditions next summer could become catastrophic in these regions. Moisture conditions across southeast and coastal Georgia are deteriorating, and abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions have developed in these regions. Drought’s not breakingWhile winter rains will lead to short-term improvement in soil moisture, stream flows, groundwater levels and reservoir levels, it is imperative that Georgians do not assume that the drought is breaking. Currently, there is no relief in sight. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center predicts a moderate to strong La Niña pattern to persist through spring. With this pattern, a warm, dry winter and spring are highly probable across middle and south Georgia. Across north Georgia, there is high probability that all except the extreme northwest corner will be warm and dry through spring. Extreme northwest Georgia will be near the transition from dry weather to the south and wet weather across the Tennessee and Ohio River valleys. This means that northwest Georgia could be wetter or drier than normal through the winter and spring. With the moderate to strong La Niña pattern in place, there is a high likelihood that north and west Georgia won’t be able to recover from the drought this winter. Dry winter and spring likelyThe current La Niña pattern also means that areas of southeast Georgia that aren’t classified as being in drought could be experiencing drought conditions by spring. The Southeast Climate Consortium is calling for a high probability that most of the Southeast will continue to experience a dry winter and spring. Temperatures across most of the region will likely be above normal. Only northern Alabama and extreme northern Georgia have much of a chance of bucking the warm and dry trend. As we move into late spring and early summer, indications are that the La Niña pattern will slowly weaken with neutral conditions expected for the summer. NOAA forecasts a chance of some improvement across extreme northwest and north-central Georgia, but with drought likely to develop across southeast and coastal Georgia. Plethora of information availableWater-conservation and drought-management tips for home, garden, landscapes and pets can be found at www.caes.uga.edu/topics/disasters/drought/home/index.html. Get updated drought information at www.georgiadrought.org. The Web site includes information on how to deal with the drought. Updated weather information is at www.georgiaweather.net. This University of Georgia network has 71 automated weather stations statewide. The Southeast Climate Consortium has a wealth of agricultural and climate Web-based tools available at www.agclimate.org. The impact of climate on coastal regions can be found on the Web at www.coastalclimate.org.last_img read more

first_img Loading… The matchmaker Tweeted: “No need for a third let’s go straight to it in the summer!” But Whyte was quick on the draw and typed back rapidly to point out that Hearn is supposed to look after the interests of both London heavyweights. He replied: “How about doing what’s right and forcing him to fight me first as the No1 challenger.” Savvy Whyte knows a public row with Hearn is bad for his big-money business but he wants his long-overdue shot ASAP. He said: “I pulled Eddie up but he did not say much. Eddie is a businessman. “It p***** me off sometimes but when we do business, we do great business and he is saying all the right things now.” Whyte was accused of failing a drugs test in the build-up to his July win over Oscar Rivas but UKAD cleared him in December on the eve of his fight with Mariusz Wach. The Jamaica-born tank weighed a career-heaviest 19st 5lbs for that Saudi Arabia win but insists we will not see him in that shape again now his mind and record have been cleared. AJ currently holds the IBF, WBA and WBO title belts Read Also: Ighalo sends Man Utd fans message ahead of Man City cracker He said: “I was at my heaviest in June in Saudi, but I had all sorts of problems going on in my head. “You can train to be healthy, you can train to lose weight and you can train for a fight. “I was only training to stop myself from getting into a deep depression. It was either train or lose my mind.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Dillian Whyte wants to KO Anthony Joshua’s potential December undisputed decider with Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder. The 31-year-old Brixton ace has been the No1 contender for the WBC heavyweight title, that changed hands between Fury and Wilder on February 22, for almost three years. But he is no closer to a crack at Fury’s new crown as he has a trilogy fight with the Bronze Bomber set for July 18. Whyte should be next in line for the winner but AJ and promoter Eddie Hearn want to jump in and complete WBA, IBF and WBA king Joshua’s belt collection at the end of the year. But the Body Snatcher, who shares Hearn’s Matchroom promotional stable with old enemy Joshua, wants to grab that chance ahead of his big rival. Ahead of his May 2 clash with dangerous Russian veteran Alexander Povetkin, Whyte said: “Wilder and Fury do not even need a rematch but I understand it is contractual. “But the winner of that third fight should be fighting me, there should be no undisputed fight ahead of me and that is what we are trying to work on with the WBC, to try to put something in place to avoid happening. “I have more than paid my dues and I don’t want to be fighting for a world title when I am 36. “I want to fight for it now, win it and defend it until I am 36-37 before running off into the night. “Eddie is Joshua’s promoter too and he is obviously bigger than me at the minute so I understand. “We are his No1 and No2 heavyweights but things can change very quickly in this division, as you saw in June last year when he lost to Andy Ruiz Jr.” Tyson Fury will fight Deontay Wilder for a third time in July – with the winner expected to meet Anthony Joshua Seconds after Fury’s sensational Las Vegas demolition of previously undefeated Wilder, Hearn tried to quash the contracted third fight and get AJ in the ring with the Gypsy King. Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Best Cars Of All Time6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Superhero Castings That People Hated But Were AmazingEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Nowlast_img read more

first_img “‘Yun ang dapat, ang rason na bakit tayo mamatay. ‘Wag tayong mamatay sa ibang rason, nasagasaan ka lang at wala ka namang ginawa,” he added. “It would be an honor to die for your country, I assure you.” During his address to the media on Monday night, Duterte said doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers who died of COVID-19 are lucky because they died for the country. “Our health workers who died from COVID-19 were not lucky,” Hontiveros said. “Our health workers should not have been dying in the first place if they have been given ample personal protective equipment and access to testing.” “May mga doktor, nurses at attendants na namatay. Sila ‘yung nasawi ang buhay para lang makatulong sa kapwa. Napakasuwerte nila. Namatay sila para sa bayan,” the President said. The country’s hospitals continue to suffer from a lack of PPEs as the supply of medical equipment plunged worldwide, while at least 12 doctors have died fighting in the frontlines against the respiratory illness. MANILA – Senator Risa Hontiveros lambasted President Rodrigo Duterte after the latter called as “lucky” the health workers who died while fighting the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Aside from Hontiveros, Gabriela Women’s Partylist also lambasted Duterte as he should have mentioned the names of fallen health workers instead of “oligarchs and corporation who are just sharing crumbs from their profit.”center_img “May mga doktor at nurses na namatay. Sila ‘yung nasawi ang buhay para lang makatulong sa kapwa,” says Sen. Risa Hontiveros. ABS-CBN NEWS “It is very inappropriate for Duterte to romanticize the death of our health workers under current circumstances as some stroke of luck. In fact he should be alarmed: we are losing those who are supposed to save lives,” it said. The opposition senator said frontliners should not be dying in the first place if only the government was able to give what they need while doing their duty. “How could the President miss this very critical lens at this crucial time? Bakit sasabihing swerte sila sa kanilang pagkamatay gayong dapat na manatili silang buhay nang makapagpatuloy sa paglilingkod sa bayan?” the group added. The Philippines has declared a national emergency and placed Luzon under a month-long lockdown COVID-19, which has infected 1,546 in the country as of Monday afternoon./PNlast_img read more