The ports along Texas coast have entered the recovery mode following the Hurricane Harvey that flooded parts of Southeast Texas amid historic rainfall.The hurricane, which was subsequently downgraded to a tropical storm, shut down ports leaving commercial vessels including oil tankers and cruise ships stranded off Texas, with some of them forced to divert to other ports.The gallery below shows images from the United States Coast Guard aircrews while conducting flyovers to assess the ports of Houston, Texas City, Freeport and Galveston.These port assessments are conducted in order to identify any damaged Coast Guard regulated port facility, potential oil spills or chemical release and any navigational obstruction along the ports.Specifically, featured in the photos are also scenes from the recovery of Paragon Offshore’s grounded drillship, along with cruise ships returning to the Port of Galveston.Based on the latest update, Port of Corpus Christi is open with restrictions like Galveston, Houston, and Texas City ports while Freeport and Brownsville are open without restrictions.All four cruise ships arrived safely in Galveston this weekend, while vessels have started enter the inner harbor of the Corpus Christi port.World Maritime News Staff; Image Courtesy: United States Coast Guard
It was however not immediately clear ifwhat triggered the assault. The 21-year-old Ian Shalom Matullano ofBarangay Divinagracia, La Paz district hit Clark Lawrence Pudadera’s head witha bottle of beer, police report showed. Pudadera sustained injuries on the napeand was brought to the Western Visayas Medical Center in Mandurriao districtfor treatment. The incident happened in front of astore around 2 a.m. on Thursday, police said. ILOILO City – Police arrested a drunkenman in Barangay Poblacion, Leganes, Iloilo. The suspect was arrested and now detainedin the lockup cell of the Leganes police station, facing charges./PN
Former Open champion Darren Clarke has been been forced to withdraw from this week’s Masters through injury. Clarke pulled a hamstring more than a week ago while on holiday on the Bahamian island of Abaco and will miss the season’s first major championship, which gets under way on Thursday. “It is with deep regret that I will not be able to play at Augusta this year,” Clarke said on his official website. “Playing in the Masters is one of golf’s greatest pleasures and I am very disappointed to be missing out.” Clarke pulled out of last week’s Valero Texas Open in the hope that further rest would speed his recovery, but intensive treatment twice a day failed to have the required results. The 44-year-old Northern Irishman, who missed the cut at Augusta last year on his first appearance since 2007, has yet to set a date for his return to action. Press Association
West Brom striker Saido Berahino scores his second goal against Burnley 1 West Brom continued their winning ways as England youngster Saido Berahino’s brace helped secure a commanding 4-0 win over Burnley at the Hawthorns.The Baggies endured a tough start to the new season with only two points from their opening four games, but Alan Irvine’s side followed up last weekend’s surprise 1-0 victory at Tottenham with a brilliant home performance.Thing are less rosy for Sean Dyche’s Burnley, however, who are still yet to record three points on their return to the Premier League.In that sense this was a key game for the Clarets, who are desperate to get off the mark to give themselves any chance of avoiding the drop this season.But from the off it seemed West Brom were the team in gear, though neither side exhibited any killer touch in the final third in a drab opening.Burnley are still searching for a first goal since their 3-1 loss to Chelsea on the opening day of the season, and they were the first to get a clear sight of goal with Michael Kightly blazing an effort over the bar.The Baggies were then close to making the visitors pay for their recklessness in possession, with a quick breakaway seeing Chris Brunt send a wicked left-footed shot towards goal which was deflected wide.Both teams were disciplined at the back but eventually Burnley’s resistance was broken when Craig Dawson, a transfer target for the Clarets last season, put the hosts in front on 30 minutes, the defender’s downward header from a corner bouncing over the bundle of bodies and into the net.The goal gave West Brom an added zip and they would have doubled the deficit with a wonderful goal if it weren’t for a brilliant Tom Heaton save, the goalkeeper tipping a sensational 35-yard Graham Dorrans strike over his crossbar.Not long after, the Baggies increased their lead in almost exactly the same fashion as their opener, with Berahino nodding home from a corner.Dyche attempted to shake things up at the break with the introductions of Ashley Barnes and Clarets debutant Nathaniel Chalobah, on loan from Chelsea, but it took just ten minutes after the restart for Irvine’s side to add another.Berahino, the 21-year-old playing on his own up front, was played through by a brilliant Dorrans pass, with the England Under-21s star finishing in style from just inside the box to complete his double.There was no way back for Burnley, though they did land their first shot on target when Ben Foster was called into action to save Lukas Jutkiewicz’s header.And the result was put well and truly out of doubt when Dorrans capped off a shining performance with a goal of his own late on, the Scotland international drilling home a low shot to leave Burnley rock-bottom of the top flight table.