Hurricane Elida now Category 2 off Mexico, but not expected to pose threat to land


Hurricane Elida has grown to Category 2 force off Mexico’s northwestern coast, but forecasters say it’s not expected to pose a threat to land.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said storm reached hurricane force the evening before and  had grown to have maximum sustained winds of 100 mph (155 kph) Tuesday.

It was centered about 250 miles (405 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula and was heading to the west-northwest at 14 mph (22 kph).

It’s expected to remain out to sea while starting to weaken later Tuesday over cooler waters.

Hurricane #Elida Advisory 11: Elida Strengthens to a Category 2 Hurricane. Expected to Rapidly Weaken Starting Tonight.

August 10, 5 pm PDT: The eastern Pacific is in a very active period. Besides #Elida, NHC is monitoring 3 other systems, with two of them likely to become tropical depressions late this week. The full outlook is at

Snippets of newly released body camera video show the moment a Nevada police officer unintentionally shot a man after that officer was hit with a Taser discharged by a sheriff’s deputy, the Reno Police Department said.

The Reno police posted edited footage on Sunday from an incident in which Washoe County sheriff’s deputies intended to subdue a suspect with a Taser dart because the man was allegedly not complying with deputy’s orders, Reno Police Deputy Chief Tom Robinson said.

For some, limiting the spread of coronavirus has meant long periods of isolation. And for older adults — who are among the most vulnerable to the illness — that social distancing has come at a particular cost.

The US is now in its eighth month of the fight against coronavirus, with over 5 million cases reported and more than 163,000 deaths. With visits to nursing homes still restricted in several states, some agencies for the elderly are implementing creative ways to fight the loneliness resulting from a lack of social contact.

 One of India’s biggest food delivery companies says it will give all female employees 10 days of « period leave » a year — a significant milestone in a country where menstruation remains a taboo topic.

In a statement Saturday, Zomato founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal said women and transgender people would be entitled to one day of period leave for each menstrual cycle.


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