Blackhawks place former first-rounders Brett Connolly, Henrik Borgstrom on waivers
The two forwards actually arrived in Chicago the same way, through a trade with the Florida Panthers in 2021 that saw Lucas Wallmark and Lucas Carlsson go the other way. While Riley Stillman remains from that deal, it was Borgstrom that was considered a big part of the return, having been a first-round pick by the Panthers in 2016. After just 52 games with Chicago he’ll hit the market as an unrestricted free agent, an interesting addition just before things open up on Wednesday.
© Stéphane Mahé/Reuters of the Romanian firefighters work to contain a fire in Hostens, while the forest fires continue to spread in the region de la Gironde, in the southwest of France, August 12, 2022.
in Gironde and in the Landes, the lights have not progressed for 48 hours. The authorities decided to reopen the A63 motorway on this Saturday, August 13, classified red by Bison Futé. The firefighters hope that the rains expected this Saturday evening will help them. Even if nothing is less certain.
One month after the two gigantic fires of Landiras and the Teste-de-Buch in Gironde, The resumption of fire from Landiras-2, as the firefighters call it, has not experienced any progression for more than 48 hours after Having ravaged 7,400 ha of pines.
fires in Brittany: more than 300 hectares burned in Finistère and Morbihan
of fires in Brittany burned on Saturday August 6 and Sunday August 7 more than 300 hectares of vegetation in Finistère and in Morbihan, We learn from the prefectures of the two departments. in Finistère, fires in the Arrée mountains, already affected in July by large fires, burned nearly 250 hectares of vegetation. In the Brasparts sector, "the fire is fixed but not controlled," said Finistère prefecture in a press release, with 225 hectares that have already burned.
The evening arrival, this Saturday, August 13, thunderstorms and rains by the west of France could help the firefighters. However, the impact of thunderstorms on current fires remains difficult to predict, in particular due to the risk of strong gusts which can be problematic for firefighters.
Highway A 63 reopened
Friday evening, the inhabitants of certain sectors of the Landes communes of Moustey and Saugnac-et-Muret were allowed to return home, and, on this Saturday classified red by Bison Futé, The authorities have decided to reopen the A63, which links Bordeaux to Spain, closed since Wednesday on a 20 km portion.
But the fire is still active on the west side, warned the prefect of Gironde Fabienne Buccio, recalling that a thousand firefighters were still mobilized, supported by German and Romanian colleagues, bridgeheads of a contingent of 361 soldiers Fire, also including Poles and Austrians.
RCMP spyware use probe, Newfoundland forest fires : In The News for Aug. 9
In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what's on the radar of our editors for the morning of Aug. 9 What we are watching in Canada The director of the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab says spyware is "like a wiretap on steroids," and it requires more oversight and a much higher threshold for use than traditional wiretaps. Ron Diebert will speak to the House of Commons ethics committee as part of its probe into the RCMP's use of spyware in 32 investigations in the last five years.
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of reinforcements from all over Europe
here, we are all volunteers. We are trained, we want to help, confided Tone Neuhalfel, a 36 -year -old German firefighter saying that he had faced a "very impressive" fire and incomparable to those he has already seen in Germany.
on the Mérignac air base, near Bordeaux, two Italian Canadia and 2 Greek Canadair arrived on Friday morning. We are happy because we know we help you, friends, said Commander Anastasis Sariouglou, 36, who is carrying out his first mission in France.
A Hostens, in Gironde, where the PC had taken on the air of a Spanish inn, the detachment chief Romanian colonel Cristian Buhaiànu assured that his 77 firefighters - uniforms with red straps, caps and flocked trucks Pompierii - were ready to leave on The land, soon joined by 21 Polynesian fire soldiers.
Community cut off by Newfoundland forest fires running out of food, says deputy mayor
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The deputy mayor of a southern Newfoundland town said Monday his community is running out of food as it remains cut off from the rest of the island due to the worst forest fires the province has seen in more than 60 years. Roy Drake said the three grocery stores in Harbour Breton, N.L., will likely be out of food within the next day or two. Drake said he owns one of those stores — the smallest of the three in the town of about 1,600 people — and already, there's not a jug of milk or a loaf of bread left on any of his shelves. "Things are starting to get stressful for most residents," Drake said in a phone interview from the town hall.
A record year for
fires in France, three times more hectares have burned that the annual average of the last ten years, E t the year has record in the European Union since the start of the statements in 2006. Even the Jura, with a normally more moderate climate, was struck by two fires.
In Brittany, a fire destroyed on Friday nearly 300 hectares in the Brocéliande forest west of Rennes. At the end of the afternoon, he was "two-thirds content" according to the prefect of Morbihan, Pascal Bolot.
In Ardèche, the fire, which ravaged at least 320 hectares, was set, announced on Friday afternoon the prefecture of the department, adding that 150 to 200 firefighters remained mobilized.
The rains of this Saturday evening insufficient
The precipitation, expected from Saturday evening, will be insufficient to remedy the historic drought that crosses the country, warned Météo-France, after a month of July when less than a centimeter of Rain fell on average.
Thunderstorms will fall on very dry soils, with risks of fairly large runoff which do not allow water to absorb and increase the risks of floods "and the risks of hailstones," warned Cleal Chanal, forecastist , during a press briefing Friday evening.
On a large part of France, it is prohibited to water and 73 prefects have even prohibited water withdrawals from farmers from all or part of their departments.
Forest fire in Russia: Fumes reach Moscow .
© Handout The fires have so far traveled more than 3,000 hectares, but it is the first time of the year that smoke has reached Moscow. AFP/Greenpeace Russia Handout A slight fog and a burned smell covered Moscow districts on Thursday, a consequence of important forest fires in a region close to the Russian capital, in full heat wave.