The India Meteorological Department warned of heavy rainfall across the country’s west coast on July 6, as floodwaters swamped Mumbai roads.At least two people were injured in a landslide in the Chunabhatti area of the city, the Indian Express said. According to the Express, “Mumbai has recorded 69.41 percent (594 mm) of the average July rainfall (855.7 mm) in just the first five days of the month.”This footage was published by Twitter user @Kashmeera_c, and shows vehicles driving down a flooded Mumbai road. Credit: @Kashmeera_c via Storyful
Three months ago, Towson University tagged a young up-and-comer to run the athletics department. Steve Eigenbrot jumped in with both feet, tending to immediate matters. But his big-picture agenda is what might leave a lasting impact to better incorporate TU Athletics and the surrounding community.
A bit of unexpected education news came out of Baltimore City Hall Tuesday morning. Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott pledged his public support for the district CEO, who heads a school system that has made headlines over questions about academics.
Travel woes around the country haven't had a significant impact at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. BWI-Marshall reported a handful of flight cancellations and delays. But now that holiday travel wraps up, there are some delays and cancellations picking up once again.
A Wollombi resident delivered an update on the floods plaguing New South Wales on July 6 while “floating by [her] house” in a kayak.“I’m in my kayak and there’s still plenty of water but it’s going down rather quickly,” Fiona Young explains in her video, before turning the camera to show her house swamped by deep water.The Bureau of Meteorology issued a flood warning on July 6, saying the water levels in the Wollombi area were the highest recorded since 1952. Credit: Fiona Young via Storyful
STORY: The secretary general of oil producers group OPEC, Mohammad Barkindo, has died aged 63.Just weeks before he had been due to step down following six years in the top job at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.The announcement was made by CEO of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Mele Kyari on Wednesday (July 6).Kyari said Barkindo died hours after meeting Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and giving the main speech at an energy summit in Abuja on Tuesday (July 5).UPSOTKyari said the death was a loss to Barkindo's "immediate family, the NNPC, our country Nigeria, the OPEC and the global energy community."Nigerian Barkindo's career in the oil industry began in the early 1980s. He served in various capacities at the NNPC and represented Nigeria on OPEC's Economic Commission Board.At OPEC he led the organization through a turbulent oil market period including steering it towards greater cooperation with non-OPEC oil producers.After leaving OPEC at the end of this month, Barkindo was due to join U.S. think tank the Atlantic Council's Global Energy Center as a distinguished fellow.
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