Delta leaves nearly 700,000 homes, businesses without power in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi

Nearly 700,000 homes and businesses in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi are in the dark after losing power due to Delta, which hit the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane and has since been downgraded to a tropical depression.

According to the data aggregator PowerOutage.us, 685,195 utility customers were without power across the three states as of 2:40 p.m. ET Saturday.

That was down from the nearly 750,000 households and businesses that had power outages earlier Saturday. The highest number of outages is in Louisiana with more than 546,000.

Delta made landfall on Friday evening as a Category 2 near Creole, Louisiana, with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph. Just six weeks earlier, the Louisiana coastal area was battered by Hurricane Laura.

The storm then moved directly over Lake Charles, a waterfront city about 30 miles inland where homes and buildings were already damaged by Laura.

The storm is expected to

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Water Sports Business For Sale Leaves The Competition In Its Wake


One of New Zealand’s busiest wakeboarding and
water-skiing aquatic leisure parks has been placed on the
market for sale.

Taupo Wake Park in the Central North
Island operates on a man-made lake just north of Taupo
township, and gives users a simulated riding experience to
being towed behind a motorboat.

Easily visible from
State Highway 1, Taupo Wake Park is located within one of
Taupo’s tourist activity hubs – additionally sustaining
the family-orientated Huka Prawn Park, and the upmarket
Wairakei Golf Course.

102
Karetoto Road – Taupo Wake Park

The
wake park has been operating for six-years – cumulatively
building repeat clientele over the period. User charges for
the facility range from $40 for a 10-minutre burst, or $40
for a beginner’s tuition session, up to $75 for a half-day
pass allowing multiple runs.

Trading seven days-a-week
from 10am,

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Kruse leaves behind legacy of dedication to golfing community | Letters to the Editor

Don Kruse, head PGA professional and director of golf at Jackrabbit Run Golf Course, will be retiring on Oct. 20.

Don started as the assistant golf pro at GI Municipal in 1977 during the inaugural season. He took over the director role in 2007. For the past 43 years, Don has been a valuable contributor to not only Jackrabbit Run GC but to the Grand Island and Central Nebraska golfing community.

Don has worked tirelessly, promoting and teaching, golf to the youth, men, women and seniors in Grand Island. Youth programs, high school golf, and the men’s, women’s and senior leagues are only some of the contributions that Don has made. The long hours put in to host the tournaments over the years never dampened his spirits.

Tens of thousands of golfers have entered the course on Shady Bend Road to be greeted by the same friendly face for the

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Berlusconi’s back: Ex-Premier leaves hospital after COVID

ROME – Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, who has made a career out of bouncing back from setbacks, was released from the hospital Monday after an “insidious“ bout of COVID-19 that he said was the most dangerous challenge he had ever faced.

Wearing a suit and smiling after taking off his face mask, the 83-year-old Berlusconi said doctors at San Raffaele hospital in Milan told him he had the highest levels of virus they had seen in the tens of thousands of samples they had taken over the past six months.

An emotional Berlusconi urged Italians to take the virus seriously and “rigorously” adhere to mask mandates, social distancing norms and frequent handwashing. He sent a special appeal to Italy’s students, millions of whom were returning to school for the first time Monday since early March, when the country became the epicenter of the outbreak in Europe and schools shut

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Blackstone’s China Real Estate Head Tim Wang Leaves After 10 Years

(Bloomberg) — Tim Wang, a senior managing director at Blackstone Group Inc., is leaving after 10 years at one of the world’s biggest alternative asset managers, people familiar with the matter said.



a close up of a sign: A sign of Blackstone Group LP


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A sign of Blackstone Group LP

Wang will remain with the New York-based firm until end of the year, one of the people said, asking not to be named discussing a private matter. Wang couldn’t be reached for a comment and a Blackstone spokeswoman declined to comment.

Earlier this year, Blackstone dropped a plan to buy assets from Soho China Ltd. amid concerns over the impact of the pandemic and financing, people familiar said at the time.

Wang joined Blackstone in 2010 and has been involved deals including the $400 million purchase of a 40% stake in SCP Co., a Shenzhen-based shopping mall developer, and the $1.2 billion acquisition of a Shanghai mall and office towers

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