High heat: Spain clocks prelim record of 47.2 C (116.96 F)
(Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP) (Cecilia Fabiano/ LaPresse)MADRID — (AP) — Spain set a new provisional heat record of 47.2 degrees Celsius (116.96 Fahrenheit) on Saturday as Southern Europe sweltered under a relentless summer sun. If confirmed, that would exceed the country's previous record of 46.9 degrees Celsius (116.42 F), set nearby in July 2017. Europe's current heat record came in 1977 when Athens hit 48.0 Celsius (118.4 F). In the southern Spanish province of Granada, where the mercury rose to 45.4 Celsius (113.7 F), few people ventured outside. That would still fall short of Portugal's highest ever recorded temperature of 47.3 degrees Celsius (117.1 F) in the inland Alentejo region in 2003.wftv.com
Spain flirts with record heat; 16 Italy cities on red alert
Spain Europe Heatwave A man and a girl cool off in a fountain in a park during a heatwave in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. Temperatures were set to hit a maximum of 46 degrees Celsius in Spain on Saturday, as the country sweltered on the hottest day of the year so far. Almost the entire nation was on red alert for fire risk, the state weather agency said. Italians sought respite at the sea and in the mountains from the aptly named Lucifer anti-cyclone that was bringing hot air from Africa during Italy’s peak summer holiday weekend. The heat wave has aggravated wildfires that have consumed forests in southern Italy, Greece, Turkey and North Africa.wftv.com
Europe heat wave brings concern for older adults, homeless
Spain Europe Heat Wave A man waits at a bus stop with an electric fan in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. In the southern Spanish province of Granada, where the mercury hit 40 degrees Celsius(104 F) by midday, few people ventured outside. “The heat wave we are experiencing now is very extreme, and a lot of people are saying that it’s normal as we are in summer. Italians sought respite at the sea and in the mountains from the aptly named Lucifer anti-cyclone bringing the hot air from Africa during Italy’s peak summer holiday weekend. The heat wave has aggravated fires that have consumed forests in southern Italy, Greece and North Africa.wftv.com
FA Cup: Leicester ousts Man United to join Chelsea in semis
Losing 3-1 at Leicester in the FA Cup quarterfinals on Sunday realistically leaves Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with only the Europa League to produce his first trophy as United manager. The other semifinal will pit Man City against Chelsea, which beat Sheffield United 2-0 in Sunday's other quarterfinal. “But the ambition is there to win titles and be competitive.”The FA Cup semifinals next month take place a week before the League Cup final between City and Tottenham. “But in the second half we played some of the best I have seen us play. Tottenham doubled its lead midway through the second half when Kane clinically scored from the penalty spot, having been fouled by Matty Cash.
Revamped Barcelona starts new season with spotlight on Messi
Barcelona's Lionel Messi, centre, in action during the pre-season friendly soccer match between Barcelona and Girona at the Johan Cruyff Stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)MADRID – Lionel Messi will be there when Barcelona starts its season on Sunday, just as he has been for the last two decades. After all, never before had Messi told the club that he wanted to leave, and never before had Messi been forced to stay. Some of those questions may start being answered on Sunday when Barcelona opens its Spanish league season against Villarreal at the Camp Nou. The result thrust Barcelona into one of its worst crises ever, and led Messi to make public his desire to leave.
Madrid beats Alavs 2-0 for 8th straight win in title march
(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)BARCELONA Karim Benzema helped Real Madrid move one step closer to dethroning Lionel Messis Barcelona on Friday. Benzema scored one goal and set up another to lead Madrid to beating Alavs 2-0 and restoring a four-point lead over Barcelona in the Spanish league with only three rounds left. Benzema scored a penalty kick in the 11th minute and assisted Marco Asensio in the 50th to ensure an eighth straight victory since La Liga resumed play after stopping for three months due to the pandemic. His 18th league goal of the season is second only to Messis 22. Madrid took full control just after halftime when Benzema broke Alavs offside trap to reach Rodrygos through-ball.
Attorneys for Orlando firefighter call motion to block reinstatement 'hysterical ranting'
Sources close to Granada told WKMG News 6 that he is currently in a pretrail diversion program expected to be completed Jan. 20. Hill told News 6 she viewed the arbitrator's original decision as a "double slap in the face." Days after the incident Granada told News 6 Hill was unresponsive when the EMT team arrived at the hotel penthouse. "It was cursing, cursing, cursing, 'I hate you. Granada continues to reserve comment on his pending reinstatement.
Reinstated Orlando firefighter who recorded Regina Hill facing pushback from city
ORLANDO, Fla. - The city of Orlando filed a motion to the arbitrator in the Josh Granada-Regina Hill case to reverse his decision to put the ousted firefighter back on the job and pay him $200,000 in lost wages. Orlando Commissioner Hill told News 6 she viewed the original decision as a "double slap in the face." Days after the incident, Granada told News 6 Hill was unresponsive when the EMT team arrived at the hotel Penthouse. "It was cursing, cursing, cursing, 'I hate you. Granada said he made the 30-second audio clip as insurance just in case Hill suggested the first responders were taking advantage of her.
Orlando firefighter who recorded Regina Hill gets job back
ORLANDO, Fla. - An Orlando firefighter who was terminated after he recorded audio of Commissioner Regina Hill while responding to a call has been reinstated with back pay. "It was cursing, cursing, cursing, 'I hate you. He said he recorded a 30-second audio clip to prove he and the other first responders weren't doing anything wrong in their response. After his termination, Granada filed a civil lawsuit claiming he was only fired because the city didn't want provide him workers' compensation benefits for his post-traumatic stress disorder. "He betrayed the trust of all of our citizens when he illegally recorded myself on one of the calls for medical attention."