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Tennessee woman live-streamed flood that would later kill her

Deaths and flood damage in Tennessee 1:00 (CNN) -- When deadly floods rushed around her Tennessee home Saturday morning, Linda Almond Bryant started a video on Facebook Live. "We are flooded right now," he says as the water pushes debris through a door. "Really scary." It was the last video that he appeared to post on his Facebook page. The flood would kill him, according to his son. Almond Bryant, 55, was one of at least 18 people who died in Saturday's flash floods in central Tennessee, including his hometown of Waverly, west of Nashville. Also among those killed in Waverly were 7-month-old twins. Flood tears two twins from a father's arms 1:20More than 270 houses were destroyed, some ripped from their fo...
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hundreds of thousands of new followers in a single month

Without social networks there is no possible revolution. By now everyone knows that, if you want to convince a people or the international community, if you need your message to catch on, it is essential to use the Internet. AND The Taliban, who have been roaming Afghanistan for two weeks now, are no exception. Although Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp have banned any account run by members of the extremist group, lThe organization has not encountered obstacles to making Twitter one of its main speakers.The bird's social network has been questioned by ABC on several occasions in recent days about the measures in which it is working to control messages of the Taliban leaders, as well as on the company policy regarding the situation in Afghanistan. So far, the platform continues to ma...
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KKR invests in Medac to create the leading professional training group in Spain

KKR, a leading global investment firm, announced this Thursday that it has reached an agreement with Medac, the benchmark in regulated professional training in Spain to combine Medac with MasterD, the largest educational group in open training in Spain. Medac's management team will continue to run the business and reinvest with MasterD y KKR. Although the financial terms of the transaction have...
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Alonso renews with Alpine until 2022

On the eve of the Belgian GP, ​​in Spa, Alpine and Alonso announce the extension of their agreementThe 40-year-old Asturian will remain in the French team in the hope that the change in regulations will allow him to shine Fernando Alonso and Alpine have announced the extension of their agreement to 2022, leaving open the possibility of extending the contract for more seasons. The motivation of the Asturian pilot, who turned 40 in July, goes through a greater competitiveness of Alpine With the arrival of the new regulations next year to the F1 and try to fight for his third title after those achieved in 2005 and 2006. [email protected]_Oficia...
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South Korea Names Arriving Afghans “Persons of Special Merit” | South Korea

South Korea has welcomed the arrival of Afghans who supported its operations before the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, designating them as "people of special merit" rather than refugees in an apparent effort to quell anti-migrant sentiment.A military plane landed at Incheon Airport west of Seoul in the afternoon, carrying 378 Afghans. who had worked for the South Korean embassy and other facilities in Afghanistan and their families. Another 13 will arrive on a separate flight.The President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in said it was "natural for us to fulfill our moral responsibility by helping Afghans who assisted in our operations."The government made it clear that they were “entering the country as persons of special merit, not as refugees,” and they were given short-term visas. ...
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‘Our Camp Was A Scene Of Apocalyptic Disaster’: Summer Camp Stories From Readers | Camping holidays

'We lay on a portable ledge above the crashing waves'Camping on a cliff seemed like a great idea during the pandemic, when we were yearning for adventure. After a couple of hours of spotting seals, rappelling and rock climbing with our very patient guide, we rappelled down to our bed for the night and spent the next seven hours lying on a portable ledge above the crashing waves. I spent the night going from laughter to fear. However, there were some calm moments and we even saw some shooting stars. It was the most unique place I have ever slept in, and not a night I will ever forget. Hannah Mitchell, Charity Worker, West Midlands'The mosquito swarms were the worst I've ever seen'Mary Higgins with a swarm of mosquitoes.I was helping out on a Duke of Edinburgh awards expedition this s...
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What if it’s too late to save our planet without geoengineering? | Moira Donegan

TThe realities of climate change are front-page news every day. Temperature records are breaking. Forest fires are raging. There are no signal for things to return to "normal". If anything, they will only get worse.Last year, when the planet was convulsing with the onset of a pandemic, we pinned our hopes on technology, in the form of an mRNA vaccine, to get us out of our crisis. The vaccine was a technological intervention, injected into the arms of billions of people. Could we (should we?) Seek technological solutions to our climate crisis as well?This is the question Holly Jean Buck asks in her 2019 book After geoengineering: climate tragedy, repair and restoration. Zooming in with me from Buffalo, New York, where she is a professor of the environment at the University at Buff...
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Director Spike Lee Gives Wings to 9/11 Conspiracy Theories in Documentary | People

On September 11, 2001, suicide bombers crashed four commercial airliners into the Twin Towers in New York, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania, respectively, causing nearly 3,000 deaths in the largest terrorist attack to date. 20 years later, there are those who, however, still question the official version of events and continue to promote conspiracy theories. In his new series for HBO, NYC Epicenters 9/11-2021½, Spike Lee dedicates a good part of the eight hours that the production lasts to give voice to the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth group, which promotes the idea that the two New York skyscrapers were brought down by a controlled internal demolition. A decision not without criticism and that, according to publishes The New York Times, has forced him to reissue the...
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Fall and winter leather jacket outfit guide

Unsurprisingly, the stylish and cool leather jacket is a must-have piece this winter. The leather jacket is once again at the forefront and at the forefront of fashion, as it was last year and the year before. No wardrobe is complete without a leather jacket in this day and age, regardless of who you are, your age, gender, or size. I understand this and have put a leather jacket guide for you this winter. There is a style for everyone from aviators to hooded jackets. The Aviator This jacket is now in great demand. Created during WWII, the Aviator is the new must-have leather jacket this winter. And we couldn't have chosen a more palatable winter jacket: the Aviator has fleece inner padding, making it ideal for the colder months. Its war ties add a beautiful nostalgic vibe to...
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Hamilton and Verstappen resume their pulse at Spa

Hamilton celebrates his victory at Silverstone on July 18. EFE The sevenfold English world champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) and the Dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull), who the former snatched the lead just before the holiday break, in Hungary, resume their fight this weekend in Spa-Francorchamps, home of the Belgian Grand Prix, the twelfth of F1 World, which is resumed on the longest track of the event (7,004 meters). ...