SUN SUNI KHABAR MAY 6TH, 2016
A fire at Fort McMurray forced a convoy of nearly 1,500 vehicles to flee the city. The escort was expected to take the entire day, as police needed to direct the exodus through the fire-stricken city. The remaining people were expected to be airlifted out of Fort McMurray. The fires, which have burnt over 300 square miles of land, have also displaced 88,000 people. Most of the evacuees are set to travel to Edmonton, while others are expected to head to Calgary and other cities in Canada. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said that she does not know when residents will be able to return to Fort McMurray, but does say that it will be more than just a matter of days.
SANDUSKY CASE REVEALS NEW TWIST
A case that had been wrapped up in 2012 has been brought back in light of new evidence. Joe Paterno, head coach of the Penn State Football team, is alleged to have known about the abuse. Sandusky was accused and convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys over the course of 20 years. Paterno’s involvement came about through a lawsuit brought against Penn State by its former insurance company, the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association. PMA was trying to determine who the responsibility for paying the victims fell to.
NFLER TO LEAVE TEAM FOR NAVY
Joe Cardona, long snapper for the New England Patriots, was assigned to the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, Rhode Island after the Patriots selected him in the fifth round of the 2015 draft. Despite the long days and tough hours, Cardona has been able to strike a balance between his two careers. However, Cardona has been assigned to a ship and most likely will ship out in the next NFL season, leaving the Patriots with a hole to fill in the shape of a long snapper. They attempted to fill this need by signing free agent Christian Yount.
INDIA MONSOON WON’T BE ENOUGH
After a massive heatwave plunged it into a terrible drought, the Indian subcontinent is left with a barely surviving rural population. Over 1 billion people are running out of water. Despite the predicted above-average monsoon season, WaterAid India’s Head of Policy Nitya Jacobs, says it will not be enough to compensate for the depleted groundwater levels. Data shows that India’s water basins are more than three-quarters depleted, with 75% of them holding less than the 10 year average.