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Weather: Heavy rains, gusty winds as deep depression begins to move away

Weather: Heavy rains, gusty winds as deep depression begins to move away

The public has been asked to remain vigilant as the water levels in the rivers were rising. Schools were closed Thursday across southern and central provinces and planes diverted as heavy rain battered the island. Train services on upcountry line from Badulla to Nanu Oya and Kelani Valley line from Avissawella to Kottawa has disrupted due to fallen trees. According to the Met Department, heavy rains and gusty winds, of about 60-70 kmph, is to be expected over the country. Consulte Mais Informação

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Couple that loves Olive Garden to name their daughter Olivia Garton

Couple that loves Olive Garden to name their daughter Olivia Garton

The baby will be named Olivia and her last name will be Garton, ( Olive Garden , get it?) and the parents claim that this is due to their undying love to the Italian restaurant. "We didn't directly name her after the restaurant", Justin Garton said. "It's like, 'Oh, of course'". A company spokeswoman told ABC News they have sent a "little surprise" to the Gartons already and plan to send food and gifts when Olivia arrives. Consulte Mais Informação

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Lane Kiffin says he hasn't been contacted about Tennessee head coaching job

Lane Kiffin says he hasn't been contacted about Tennessee head coaching job

His intent wasn't clear - perhaps he was trying to make Kiffin look desperate to retake the Volunteers' job, or perhaps he was trying to goad him into saying something he'd regret. All the talk of Kiffin leaving FAU for Tennessee, some of it stoked by the coach himself, could conceivably create tension in the Owls' locker room, but he maintains that it has not been a problem. Consulte Mais Informação

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United States military says civilians not killed in Somali raid

United States military says civilians not killed in Somali raid

Somalia government officials said only combatants were killed, but a local governor said civilians were among the casualties and the foreign troops were involved. "Before conducting operations with partner forces, SOCAF conducts detailed planning and coordination to reduce the likelihood of civilian casualties and to ensure compliance with the Law of Armed Conflict". Consulte Mais Informação

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Want to squelch research? Tax grad students' waivers

Want to squelch research? Tax grad students' waivers

Her tuition waiver of about $16,000 a year would double her taxable income, if counted under the new plan. "I am hurt because I know several other grad students just like me", says Mays. The other loophole set for repeal under the tax reform plan is the educational assistance deduction. House and Senate leaders say they aim to reach a consensus on a tax plan by the end of the year. Consulte Mais Informação

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Crash test cars earn five-star ratings

Crash test cars earn five-star ratings

The EyeSight Driver system is also installed, which includes two cameras that monitors the traffic ahead and warns the driver of a potential collision. Michiel van Ratingen, secretary general of Euro NCAP, said "Unsurprising as these results may be to some, these ratings continue to represent outstanding engineering achievements". Consulte Mais Informação

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Geoffrey Rush accused of misconduct

Geoffrey Rush accused of misconduct

The Daily Telegraph reports the Sydney Theatre Company (STC) said it received a complaint against the Oscar victor about alleged misconduct that had gone on for months. Geoffrey Rush has denied the allegations, saying they are "false and untrue". Rush's lawyer told The Daily Telegraph the statement from the Sydney Theatre Company was "both irresponsible and highly damaging ". Consulte Mais Informação

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Teen killed when log from logging trucks comes through windshield

Teen killed when log from logging trucks comes through windshield

The driver of the F-150 was identified as 50-year-old Brian Oliver. Libby Brown, community services director for Caldwell County Schools, said Wesley had many friends and a variety of interests. We are in the process of requesting additional counselors from other schools to come to Hibriten. "It is a tight-knit school, and they felt like they lost one of theirs, and they were trying to pull together as a family", Brown said. Consulte Mais Informação

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