Death toll climbs to 25 nearly 20000 displaced

The spokesman also said that 358 houses have been fully damaged and 1935 houses partially damaged. Meanwhile the Department of Meteorology said that there will be showers or thundershowers at times in the North-Eastern, Eastern and Southeastern sea areas over the next two days.Showers or thundershowers can be expected at several places in other sea areas around the island. The death toll from the extreme weather conditions experienced in most parts of the country over the past few days has risen to 25, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said today.A DMC spokesman said that 13 people are still missing, 36 people injured and 18845 people displaced by the floods and landslides. The DMC also said that 267525 people have been affected by the bad weather. Winds will be North-easterly direction and speed will be 30 – 40 km/hr. The speed may increase up to 50-60 km/hr at times in the Gulf of Mannar sea area and sea areas off Eastern and South-eastern coasts.The Gulf of Mannar sea area and sea areas off the Eastern and South-eastern coasts will be rough at times, the Department of Meteorology said. read more

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Classroom to be named in honour of longtime Brock professor administrator

In his three decades at Brock, Bill Matheson left an indelible mark on his students and the University as a whole.Matheson was Brock’s first Dean of Social Sciences, first Vice-President, Academic and served as Acting President for a number of months in 1983. But it was in the classroom where the award-winning teacher was in his element.Appropriately, a classroom in Brock’s Thistle Complex will be named in honour of the Political Science professor on Monday, May 6.It will further strengthen Matheson’s connection to the University he called home for 30 years.In 2008, when Oakville lawyer and Brock alumnus Art Peltomaa (BA ’74) made a generous gift to Brock, he chose to name the University’s new Learning Commons in honour of Matheson rather than his own name.After passing away in December 2017, Matheson left a gift to the University in his will to enhance the William Matheson Bursary — an award established in his honour upon his retirement from Brock.Monday’s ceremony to name classroom Thistle 245 is open to the Brock community. Please RSVP to Lisa Bible at x4190 or [email protected] What: William A. Matheson Classroom namingWhen: Monday, May 6, 11 a.m.Where: Thistle 245, Brock University read more

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