Heavy rain brought flooding to communities across the north of England on Sunday despite river levels stopping short of some predictions. Rivers burst their banks in Cumbria with flooding affecting roads, farmland and train services across the county. Only a handful of homes are thought to have been affected despite initial fears up to 1,600 properties could be at risk. Reception centres were set up in the Cumbrian towns of Kendal and Egremont. Image caption Initially, about 1,600 properties in Egremont and Kendal were thought to be at risk of flooding In addition to Cumbria, where the main A66 route was flooded at Threlkeld, some of the worst hit areas were in West and North Yorkshire. The River Wharf burst its banks Leeds. Northern Trains had to cancel a large number of services after lines were flooded in West Yorkshire, including in Hebden Bridge and Leeds. In Stockton-on-Tees, three people were taken to hospital for checks after a taxi overturned in what police described as "awful driving conditions".
Monday, 16 November 2015
The Nigerian U-23 team escaped a plane crash while traveling to Gambia on Sunday morning 15th November 2015, as part of preparations for the African U-23 Championship billed for Senegal. The Dream Team VI opted for the West African country after the initial trip to Morocco was cancelled due to visa issues, Goal reports. A senior official of the team said the pilot of the Arik Aircraft made an emergency landing in Accra, Ghana, due to technical problems. “Thank God for his goodness and his mercies that we escaped a plane crash on our way to Gambia. The pilot had to make an emergency landing in Accra and we are still in Accra,” the official told Goal. “We are still stranded here and we are yet to get any news from Arik officials.” The team is likely to depart Accra on Sunday evening after the Nigeria Football Federation came up with new travel plans.
Dr Opeyemi Enoch
In Ado Ekiti, the 156 years old Riemann Hypothesis, the most important problem in Mathematics has been successfully solved by Nigerian Scholar, Dr Opeyemi Enoch. With this breakthrough, Dr Enoch, who teaches at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), has become the fourth egghead to resolve one of the seven Millennium Problems in Mathematics. The Kogi State-born mathematician had, before now, worked on mathematical models and structures for generating electricity from sound, thunder and Oceanic bodies.
A statement in Ado Ekiti yesterday said Dr Enoch presentation of the Proof on November 11, 2015 during the International Conference on Mathematics and Computer Science in Vienna, Austria becomes more symbolic coming on the exact day and month 156 years after the problem was delivered by a German Mathematician in 1859.