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The first hurricane of the season is expected to strengthen over the warm waters of the Caribbean, hit Jamaica tomorrow, glance off Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula then steer into the Gulf of Mexico by Wednesday, threatening the United States and Mexico.
His cross looked harmless but it seemed to glance off Palace defender Darren Powell as it went past Cedric Berthelin.
He presents severely and hieratically subdued "stagings" in which the canvases are arranged according to a classical, almost Olympian rhythm and within which all perceptual ambiguities, which tend to throw the viewer's glance off balance, can be resolved.
Then on 43 minutes he bent his free-kick round the Newry wall only to see the ball glance off the post.