The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) has issued a landslide and flood danger warning at the yellow level for large parts of Eastern Norway on Saturday.
The warning was issued due to lots of precipitation and locally heavy rain showers, the NVE wrote on its website.
“Some landslides are expected. Some major incidents may occur,” NVE writes.
There is a danger that exposed track and road sections may be closed. People are advised to stay away from steep slopes, streams, and rivers with large water flow and keep waterways free of gravel, rubbish, twigs, and leaves.
The precipitation forecast applies to the whole of Eastern Norway, except the former Telemark county.
Hope for future travel was sparked at the traffic light review on June 24, when the Secretary of State for transport Grant Shapps confirmed the green list would be expanding. Among the new additions were Spain’s Balearic Islands and Portugal’s Madeira. However, there are mounting concerns that European Union (EU) countries could agree on new quarantine rules specifically for UK arrivals.
Unvaccinated British arrivals entering any European country may be set to endure 14 days of quarantine.
However, the rule may not apply to those who have been double-jabbed.
It comes amid growing concerns over the spread of the Delta Variant.
The mutant strain was first discovered in India and is thought to be 60 percent more transmissible than the Alpha variant which was discovered in Kent, UK.
Delta now accounts for almost all UK cases.
Currently, EU states are free to impose their own restrictions on arrivals from abroad. Yet France and Germany are keen to overhaul this and create a bloc-wide agreement.
Currently, Malta, Gibraltar, Faroe Islands, and Iceland are on the UK’s green list.
Newly added Balearic Islands, including popular destinations Ibiza, Menorca and Majorca, are currently on the green watch list.
Already, European nations which have made it onto the green lost are now implementing strict rules for UK arrivals.
Malta recently made the decision to implement 14 days of mandatory quarantine for Britons who have not taken up both doses of the vaccine.
Meanwhile, Portugal – including its archipelago Madeira – have imposed 14-day isolation for British tourists who can’t prove they have been fully vaccinated.
France’s President Macron has warned that the EU’s digital green pass for travel could be in danger if member nations do not adopt one cohesive rule for international arrivals.
Speaking on Thursday, Angela Merkel, said: “In our country, if you come from Great Britain, you have to go into quarantine – and that’s not the case in every European country, and that is what I would like to see.”
Some EU nations have already suggested they will not be imposing tighter restrictions on Britons.
This is particularly true for those who rely on British tourism to make up a sizeable chunk of income for their economy.
Greece’s prime minister Kyraikos Mitsotakis said the solution was to ramp up each nation’s own vaccine roll-out, rather than target the British market.
Speaking at a Summit meeting in Brussels, he said: “Regarding the Delta variant, in my intervention, I said that we should not adopt a logic of new restrictions but, on the contrary, accelerate the vaccinations.
“As I said yesterday, those who have been vaccinated are protected, those who have not been vaccinated are in danger.”
José Ramón Bauzà, former President of the Balearic Islands, also pushed for countries to focus on their own vaccination rates.
He said: “We know vaccination is working very well, and in the UK, it’s working so far.”
Press secretary Jen Psaki has insisted the US is making “tremendous” progress with its vaccine rollout, but blamed younger people for the lower uptake.
She said in a press briefing on Monday: “First let me say we’ve made tremendous progress in our vaccination efforts to date.
“As we dig into the data, we know that what we’re seeing is a lower rate among young people.
“That’s concerning especially with the Delta variant being on the rise as it as it is, which does not discriminate by age, which still could cause death, serious illness.”
On Monday, the White House detailed distribution plans for the first 55 million Covid jabs to be sent abroad out of the promised 80 million.
According to a fact sheet from the White House, approximately 41 million vaccine doses will be shared through COVAX with 14 million for Latin America, 16 million for Asia and 10 million for Africa.
The remaining 14 million will “be shared with regional priorities and other recipients” like Colombia.
The White House said in a statement: “Sharing millions of U.S. vaccines with other countries signals a major commitment by the U.S. Government.
“Just like we have in our domestic response, we will move as expeditiously as possible, while abiding by U.S. and host country regulatory and legal requirements, to facilitate the safe and secure transport of vaccines across international borders.”
But so far, less than 10 million of the promised doses have been delivered with the US Government previously saying they would “allocate” all 80 million by the end of June.
White House officials admitted Mr Biden would fall short of his commitment because of regulatory and other hurdles, according to the AP.
Ms Psaki downplayed the delay, and blamed logistical challenges for the delay in getting doses of the vaccine overseas, including customs, language barriers and shipping issues.
She said: “What we found to be the biggest challenge is not actually the supply.
“We have plenty of doses to share with the world, but this is a Herculean logistical challenge and we’ve seen that as we’ve begun to implement.
“When we work with countries, we need to ensure that there’s safety and regulatory information is shared… “Sometimes it’s even language barriers that occur as we’re working to get these doses out to countries.”
It comes as Mr Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and First Lady Dr Jill Biden all visited vaccination centres to boost uptake.
On Monday, the US recorded another 3,892 cases and 83 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
In total, the country has recorded 33,552,686 cases and 602,047 deaths.
Kidney, or renal, cancer refers to any cancer that involves the kidney. Older age, obesity, smoking, and high blood pressure increase the risk of developing kidney cancer. Suffering with night sweats could be an indication of your risk to the deadly disease.
Most people will suffer with unusual symptoms which are not always obvious to the deadly disease.
The symptoms can also be caused by a variety of other common conditions.
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Blood in your urine (this is the most common symptom)
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This hyperlink link directs to a bogus Facebook Messenger login page designed to steal usernames and passwords.
The threat was highlighted by the Singapore-based cyber security firm Group-IB.
In a blog post online the analysts said: “Group-IB’s DRP analysts have found scam ads targeted at users in at least 84 countries worldwide, including Canada, the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Africa.
“Users who fell victim to this scheme risk leaking their personal data and have their account hijacked.
“Scammers, in turn, are likely to use the compromised account to either blackmail the victim, pushing them to pay a ransom to have access to their account restored, or further scale up the scheme using the Facebook profile to distribute scam ads.”
Express.co.uk has contacted Facebook for comment about this latest security threat.
NEW YORK — The drama of the first LIVE ‘American Idol’ of the season began before the contestants even took the stage.Judge Luke Bryan had to sit out the show after testing positive for COVID-19.
While he is resting and recovering at home, original ‘Idol’ judge Paula Abdul returned as a special guest joining Lionel Richie and Katy Perry to pick two contestants who would join America’s favorites next week.Fans cast their votes for their Top 10 after watching the Top 16 perform on Sunday night.
One more twist heading into the show, we learned Wyatt Pike dropped out of the competition.
Ryan Seacrest also revealed that this season is so close that some contestants were separated by fewer than 900 votes.
Casey Bishop Casey Bishop earned a spot in the Top 12 thanks to the viewers’ votes. She opened the show performing “House of the Rising Sun” before taking a seat in the “victory zone.”
Colin Jamieson 22-year-old Colin Jamieson was the first contestant to land in the “danger zone” – not earning enough votes. So, he was the first to sing for this life in front of the judges. Colin chose what he described as a fight song called “Waves” by Dean Lewis.
“You have grown so much right before our very eyes,” Katy Perry said. “Every time you come on stage it’s like a celebration. It’s always high energy and fun.”
Deshawn Goncalves Ohio native Deshawn Goncalves advanced to the top 12 thanks to the viewer votes. Donning a sparkling gold jacket, he performed Stevie Wonder’s classic “Higher Ground” to try to land a spot in the next round. Deshawn had Paula dancing as he headed to the victory zone.
Cassandra Coleman Tennessee’s Cassandra Coleman earned her place in the Top 12 and performed “Light On” by Maggie Rogers.
Caleb Kennedy Country singer Caleb Kennedy landed in the Top 12 thanks to the viewers and performed the unfinished original song “Nowhere” that he featured during his audition.
“You’re gonna fool around here and become a great songwriter,” Lionel Richie said.
“You are extremely talented and so young,” Paula Abdul added.
In the middle of the show, former ‘Idol’ judge Randy Jackson made a surprise appearance, face timing to say hi to Paula and Ryan.
Madison Watkins Madison Watkins took her game to the next level performing “Gravity” on Sunday night, but it was not enough to win enough votes from the fans. Madison headed into the danger zone singing “Hotline Bling” by Drake hoping for the judges’ save.
“You have this whole time brought the light,” Katy Perry said. “That good karma is going to pay off.”
Ava August The youngest contestant left in the competition moved on to the next round thanks to the viewers. 15-year-old Ava August rewarded them with a moving performing of “Love of My Life” that had the judges standing in ovation and left Paula Abdul speechless.
“You make me forget 15,” Lionel Richie said.
Beane Another contestant who had to sing his way out of the danger zone was Beane. He performed “Grow As We Go” by Ben Platt.”I’m a card-carrying Beane baby fan,” Katy said after the performance while Paula said everything about Beane is special and unique.
Chayce Beckham Another of America’s favorites, Chayce Beckham sang “What Brings Life Also Kills” into the victory zone.
Alyssa Wray Alyssa Wray has such an amazing voice but may have come up short singing Whitney Houston’s “Greatest Love of All.”
“You are magnetic on stage. I love how brave you are because it’s not easy to take on a song from Whitney Houston unless you are going to have a defining moment,” Paula Abdul said. “It’s great to be brave, but in the future of this competition for everyone, make sure you are picking the songs that allow you to shine in your own beautiful way.”
Alanis Sophia She expanded her range on Sunday night, but Alanis came up short with fan votes. She performed “Heart Attack” by Demi Lovato hoping for a judges’ save.
Willie Spence Headed into the victory zone, Willie Spence sang the song that made him go viral covering Rihanna’s “Diamonds”
“You are brilliant,” Katy perry said.
Grace Kinstler Grace Kinstler and her powerful voice landed in the victory zone where she expanded her horizons singing “Dangerous Woman” and won praise from Lionel Richie.
Hunter Metts Hunter Metts landed the last spot in the victory zone. His vocals were near perfection for “Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt.
Graham DeFranco If closing the show is not enough pressure, Graham DeFranco was singing to keep his ‘Idol’ dreams alive! The pilot from Rockwell, Texas chose “Cover Me Up” by Jason Isbell to try to land a spot in the Top 12.
“You are a pilot but you’ve finally taken flight yourself,” Katy Perry said of his performance.
After a commercial break, the judges decided on which of the 2 contestants in the danger zone would make it into the victory zone.
Madison Watkins and Beane were chosen to continue their journey as members of the Top 12. In addition to Graham DeFranco, Alanis Sophia and Colin Jamieson also saw their ‘Idol’ journeys come to an end.
The top 12 contestants will perform Oscar-nominated songs in hopes of securing America’s vote into the top nine on a live coast-to-coast edition of “American Idol” on Sunday night. It’s also the first night of real-time voting!
And then Monday, 10 finalists from last season will get a chance to perform for the first time on the ‘Idol’ stage. One of them will earn a spot to compete in the Top 10.
You can see every performance on American Idol’s YouTube channel and watch the full episodes anytime on Hulu.