Heavy rain expected in several areas tomorrow evening

It also said that showers or thundershowers are likely at few places elsewhere after 2.00 pm and a few showers may occur in the South-Western coastal areas in the morning.The department of meteorology also said that the sun is going to be directly over Kawtharimunai and Pachchilapalli about 12:11 noon tomorrow. (Colombo Gazette) Heavy rain is expected in several areas tomorrow evening, the department of meteorology said this afternoon.The department of meteorology said that showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, Southern and Uva provinces after 2.00 pm tomorrow.

UNESCO launches plan to safeguard Yemens cultural heritage sites

“It is evident that the destruction of their culture directly affects the identity, dignity and future of the Yemeni people, and moreover their ability to believe in the future,” UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova said when the plan was announced.The Emergency Action Plan for the Safeguarding of Yemen’s Cultural Heritage was announced upon the conclusion of a two-day expert meeting over this past weekend held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, and aims to respond to the recent widespread destruction of important heritage sites and museums caused by the conflict. The Action Plan is also seen within the leading role UNESCO is undertaking to coordinate an international response through the Global Coalition and the Unite4Heritage campaign.Ms. Bokova appealed for funding for the plan, saying “it is clear that local government does not have the resources to undertake these efforts alone.”According to UNESCO, cultural heritage sites in ancient cities such as Sana’a, Aden, Taez, Zabid, Saa’da and Marib have been heavily affected in the conflict in Yemen, mostly through collateral damage, but the intentional destruction of ancient tombs was reported to have occurred, for the first time, in Hadramout, last July.Sana’a, for example, has been inhabited for more than 2,500 years. The religious and political heritage can be seen in the 103 mosques, 14 hammams and over 6,000 houses, all built before the 11th century. Three cultural World Heritage properties (Old Walled City of Shibam, Old City of Sana’a, Historic Town of Zabid) are now inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger. The Old City of Sana’a and the historic centre of Saa’da were hit by shelling and gravely damaged, UNESCO said. read more

SPARTA FC Barcelona survive Skopjes hell

FC Barcelona survived Skopje! The Spartacus was Gonzalo Perez de Vargas with 20 saves! The reigning champions beat RK Vardar Skopje 27:25 (12:15) in front of 5.500 enthusiastic fans in Skopje. Macedonian champions were in control of the match until 50 minutes, when Vargas and Jallouz made crucial advantage and turnover…25 – VARDAR SKOPJE:Sterbik; Toskic (2), Brumen (1), Karacic (3), A. Dujshebaev (2), Gorbok (5) Dibirov (3 ); Manaskov, Maqueda (2), Shishkarev (3), Marsenic (1), Abutovic, F. Lazarov, Cindric (3).27 – BARCELONA:Pérez de Vargas; R. Entrerríos (1), Tomás (7), Sorhaindo (1), Sigurdsson (5, 2p.), Jallouz (8), K. Lazarov (4, 1p.); Gurbindo, Syprzak (1), Morros , Jicha.STANDINGS: 3. HC Vardar8503232:207(25)10 ← Previous Story EHF CL: PSG trash Kiel for pole position! Next Story → Kielce win tight match against Kolding 2. Rhein-Neckar Löwen8512217:202(15)11 6. Montpellier HB8206211:231(-20)4 6. IFK Kristianstad8206235:253(-18)4 PHOTO: ANETA CVETKOVA 3. MOL-Pick Szeged8503231:226(5)10 8. KIF Kolding Kobenhavn7106174:212(-38)2 5. KS Vive Tauron Kielce7322214:202(12)8 FC Barcelona Lassa 1. FC Barcelona Lassa8611238:219(19)13 read more