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NEMA fully activates – Alert 17 – All Bahamas under warning

first_imgSMALL CRAFT OPERATORS THROUGHOUT THE BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY SEEK SAFE HARBOUR FOR THEIR VESSELS. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 50 MILES FROM THE CENTER AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 185 MILES FROM THE CENTER. Related Items:#HurricaneIrma, #HurricaneWarning, #magneticmedianews THE EYE OF IRMA MOVING WEST-NORTHWEST OFF THE NORTHERN COAST OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Irma is forecast to remain a powerful category four or five hurricane during the next couple of days.The latest alert on Hurricane Irma was issued by the Met Department on Thursday, September 7 at 6am. See details: RESIDENTS IN NEW PROVIDENCE, ELEUTHERA, ANDROS, BERRY ISLANDS, BIMINI, GRAND BAHAMA AND ABACO SHOULD RUSH TO COMPLETE ALL PREPARATIONS FOR HURRICANE IRMA. AT 5AM EDT, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IRMA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 20.0 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 68.3 DEGREES WEST OR ABOUT 210 MILES SOUTHEAST OF THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, 330 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MATTHEW TOWN INAGUA AND 670 MILES SOUTHEAST OF NEW PROVIDENCE. For more information contact: Lindsay Thompson, Public Information Officer, NEMA at (242) 322-6081. 322-6085. 361-5569. Email: nemabahamas242@gmail.com. Website: www.bahamas.gov.bs. Facebook: NEMA-Bahamas#PressRelease THE COMBINATION OF DANGEROUS STORM SURGE AND LARGE DESTRUCTIVE WAVES CAN RAISE WATER LEVELS BY AS MUCH AS 15 TO 20 FEET ABOVE THE NORMAL TIDE. RESIDENTS LIVING NEAR THE COAST ARE ASKED TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND INLAND.   Recommended for you MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 180 MILES PER HOUR WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  IRMA IS A CATEGORY FIVE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE.  SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN INTENSITY ARE LIKELY DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO, BUT IRMA IS FORECAST TO REMAIN A POWERFUL CATEGORY FOUR OR FIVE HURRICANE DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. RESIDENTS IN THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS SHOULD BEGIN TO FEEL THE EFFECTS OF HURRICANE IRMA BY 10AM TODAY, THESE CONDITIONS SHOULD SPREAD INTO INAGUA BY 4PM THIS AFTEROON AND INTO MAYAGUANA, CROOKED ISLAND, ACKLINS AND RAGGED ISLAND BY TONIGHT.  THEREFORE, RESIDENTS IN THESE ISLANDS SHOULD HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED ALL PREPARATION FOR HURRICANE IRMA AND ARE STRONGLY URGED TO REMAIN INDOORS DURING THE PASSAGE OF IRMA.  August 30th – One Year since Hurricane Irma named Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT #17 ON HURRICANE IRMA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER, 2017 AT 6AM EDT. A HURRICANE WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR THE ENTIRE BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. RESIDENTS IN LONG ISLAND, RUM CAY, SAN SALVADOR, THE EXUMAS AND CAT ISLAND, COULD BEGIN TO FEEL THE EFFECTS OF HURRICANE IRMA BY NOON ON FRIDAY. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, September 7th, 2017 – Nassau – Captain Russell, Director of NEMA fully activated the National Emergency Operations Centre at 6pm Wednesday, September 6, for the close monitoring of the powerful Hurricane Irma projected to impact the Islands of The Bahamas.Representatives of the Emergency Support Function groups assembled at the Gladstone Road headquarters, where they will be hunkered down during the storm to receive and relay critical information to the public.The Bahamas Department of Meteorology issued a warning for the entire Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. This means residents should rush to complete all necessary preparations, as they would feel hurricane conditions within 36 hours.Storm surges and extensive to severe flooding can be expected as Irma is forecast to produce rainfall amounts of 8 to 12 inches. Residents are being advised to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and, or seek the nearest hurricane shelter. EXTENSIVE TO SEVERE FLOODING CAN BE EXPECTED AS IRMA IS FORECAST TO PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 8 TO 12 INCHES. A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS CAN AFFECT THE AFOREMENTIONED ISLANDS WITHIN 36 HOURS. HURRICANE IRMA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST AT ABOUT 17 MPH AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH SOME DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER SHOULD PASS NORTH OF THE COAST OF HISPANIOLA LATER TODAY, BE NEAR THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS AND THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS BY THIS EVENING, AND THEN BE NEAR THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS BY FRIDAY.  FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizing New, stringent posture on illegal construction makes fines, personal demolition and possible deportation legal says PDM Minister, law now passedlast_img read more

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Exclusive Shutting down Spring Valleys illegal marijuana dispensaries

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: May 24, 2018 Sasha Foo, Exclusive: Shutting down Spring Valley’s illegal marijuana dispensaries Updated: 10:23 PMcenter_img SPRING VALLEY (KUSI) — Sheriff’s investigators raided an illegal marijuana dispensary in Spring Valley early Thursday.KUSI was the only broadcast station to obtain video of the operation. The shop was one of about a dozen black market shops in the area.Deputies served two search warrants on the OC Holistic dispensary on Troy Street, where they say they seized a large amount of marijuana, $2,500 in cash and numerous items used for the sale of marijuana.Through its Department of Planning and Development Services, the county is taking action against the landlords and property owners who rent to these unlawful and unlicensed cannabis shops, which is a violation of the county’s zoning laws.If the property owner doesn’t make the tenant leave within ten days, the county can call the sheriff’s department into padlock the doors, board up the property and deny all access, until the owner obtains a new permit for a legal use. This was not the first time deputies had been to the dispensary.Only three weeks ago, the same shop was served a ten-day abatement notice. Investigators say it appeared that the business was being cleared out, but the operators brazenly re-opened the next day.With this property now secured by the county, sheriff’s deputies say that won’t happen again.Sheriff’s investigators say they expect to serve more of these ten-day notices. They say their target is to close down one illegal dispensary a week. May 24, 2018 Sasha Foo last_img read more

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Animal Rights Group Lashes Out at SI

first_img20061,153,000 “We have tremendous respect and admiration for those who share our passion for the protection of animal rights,” reads a statement submitted to FOLIO: by Sports Illustrated. “We are rigorous in our adherence to the laws protecting the rights of animals and continue to place close scrutiny the ways in which we feature the beauty of the animal kingdom.”In February, Time staff writer Lisa Takeuchi Cullen wrote a blog post (“My Company Made Me Look at Porn”) criticizing Time Inc. for distributing the swimsuit issue to employees.SWIMSUIT AT THE NEWSSTAND So how is the issue selling? Sports Illustrated says it is on pace for 1.2 million in single copy sales, the most since 2004 [see chart]. In the six weeks since the issue was posted online, Sports Illustrated says it has received 8 million unique visitors and 360 million page views. 20081,200,000* 20041,400,000 20071,050,000 20051,083,000 YEARSINGLE COPY SALES If you thought you’d heard it all in terms of the backlash surrounding Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue—subscribers, Time Inc. staffers—think again.Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, a Washington state-based organization that supports chimpanzees “discarded from the entertainment and biomedical testing industries,” has organized a letter-writing campaign protesting the magazine’s use of animals in its swimsuit pictorials.In a letter sent to Sports Illustrated, Julia Gallucci of Chimpanzee Sanctuary criticized the magazine’s use of a macaque and a bear on location at a Russian vodka distillery. “I wanted to let you know that exotic animals typically endure excessively brutal training methods at the hands of their trainers, who dominate the animals and force them to perform unnatural behaviors for the camera,” Gallucci wrote. “Please make the responsible decision never to exploit exotic animals in your publication again.” An SI rep says the magazine has received more than two dozen similar letters. SOURCE: SI * estimatelast_img read more

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Patrick AFB Community Partnership Expands Opportunities for Youth Sports Programs

first_imgA newly signed memorandum of agreement between Patrick Air Force Base and Satellite Beach, Fla., will provide expanded opportunities for military and community youth to participate in recreational leagues and other programming. Children in Satellite Beach will be able to participate in the school-age care and open recreation programs offered by the installation, said Pam Jordan, family services flight chief for the 45th Space Wing. Similarly, military dependents will have opportunities to participate in community sports leagues and instructional programming in Satellite Beach, reported Space Coast Daily. Dan Cohen AUTHORcenter_img Patrick AFB has been working jointly with the Space Coast Economic Development Commission and Satellite Beach community leaders to find creative ways to leverage existing capabilities and resources under the Air Force Community Partnership program. The effort has looked for ways to increase the use of underutilized facilities to improve the quality of life for military personnel and their families, and the base’s host community, according to the story.last_img read more

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5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday June 21 2019

first_imgNOTE: The library’s Touch A Truck event has been POSTPONED to Monday, June 24, 2019 due to the weather.WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Friday, June 21, 2019:#1) Wilmington-Tewksbury Ribbon Cutting Ceremony At Tewksbury Splash PadThe Town of Tewksbury is opening a Splash Pad and Outdoor Fitness Court at the Sanders Recreation Area (286 Livingston Street). Town officials and Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce are holding a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting at 9:30am. Light refreshments will be served.#2) Wilmington & Tewksbury High School Students To Perform Comedy Shorts“A Caboodle of Comedy” will take place at 7pm at Wilmington High School. The show features high school students from Wilmington and Tewksbury performing well-known comedy shorts, as well as one written by Wilmington High School junior Jessie Daniluik. Tickets cost $7 and can be purchased at the door or ahead of time by contacting act10productions@gmail.com. Some of the proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project, a national 24-hour toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.#3) Fornite Frenzy Solos Tournament At LibraryGot a couple Victory Royals under your belt and fancy yourself good at Fortnite? Show off your skills at this tournament run by One Up Games! Friendlies begin at 1:30pm at the Wilmington Library. Register HERE.#4) Bingo At Senior Center The Wilmington Senior Center (15 School Street) is holding its weekly bingo game at 1pm.#5) Karaoke At Pacific GrovePacific Grove (211 Lowell Street) is hosting karaoke from Winnell Entertainment beginning at 8pm.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington & Tewksbury High School Students To Perform Comedy Shorts On June 21 At WHSIn “Education”Wilmington Residents Invited To Opening Of Tewksbury Splash Pad On June 21In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, June 4, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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Nusli Wadia issues defamation notice to Tata Sons

first_imgNusli Wadia, an independent director of some Tata Group companies, on Monday sent across a defamation notice to the Tata Sons board asking it to withdraw “false” and “defamatory” allegations made against him or face lawsuit. The industrialist felt the company’s aim to remove him as an independent director has ruined his reputation and image.Wadia feels the allegations made against him are baseless and false and that the Tata Sons has a “personal vendetta” against him, News 18 reported. In his notice, the 72-year old said that the move to throw him out of the company has tarnished his image with the public at large.In its response, Tata Sons told the Times of India that “the company will respond to the notice appropriately.” The company has called for an extra ordinary general meeting on December 13 and will consider removing Wadia as an independent director from the board.According to reports, the Tata Group plans to remove Wadia as an independent director from the board of Indian Hotels, Tata Chemicals, Tata Motors and Tata Steel, fearing that he was trying to take control of some of these companies and intended to cause harm to the $103 billion group.The shares of Indian Hotels were trading at Rs 89.40 at around 9.52 am on Tuesday, down 1.70 percent. Tata Chemicals shares were trading at Rs 451 apiece, up 0.47 percent around the same time. Tata Motors shares were also trading at Rs 461.95, up 1.11 percent and Tata Steel’s stock was trading at Rs 375.50, up 1.06 percent from its previous close on the Bombay Stock Exchange.last_img read more

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4 minors drown in Satkhira Kishoreganj

first_imgFour children, including two sisters, drowned in Satkhira and Kishoreganj districts on Sunday.In Satkhira, two minor sisters met their watery burial in a pond near Bhomra land port in sadar upazila at noon.The deceased are Ima Khatun, 4, and her sister Ruma Khatun, 3, daughters of Rabiul Islam of Bhomra Paschimpara area.Satkhira sadar police station officer-in-charge Maruf Ahmed said the siblings were playing near the pond and later their bodies were found floating in the pond.In Kishoreganj, two children-Marufa Aktar, 5, daughter of a certain Dhara Mia and Papiya, 6, daughter of one Asmat Ali of Mollapara-drowned in Dhanu river in Itna upazila at noon.Locals said the duo along with other children went to take their bath at Masjidghat point of the river. At one stage, they drowned.Locals rescued the girls and took them to the upazila health complex where doctors declared them dead on arrival.last_img read more

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RAMBLING ROSE

first_imgHello my friends and fans. I’m praying that everything is as good as it possibly can be and you are enjoying life to the best of your ability.I am ready to have some fun and want to take you with me. If for some reason you are not able to get out and enjoy the festivities I am about to tell you about, then I will bring it to you in words. Just close your eyes after reading each paragraph and imagine you are hanging out with me. “I got you!Subria and Tito will be performing at the historic Arch Social Club for the club’s Music Series fundraising event on October 14, from 3:00 p.m -7:00 p.m., at 2426 Pennsylvania Avenue. The event is open to the public, all are welcome. For more information call 410-443-9959.Alright, let’s get started. Free Fall Baltimore is a month of free entertainment events hosted by Tracy Baskerville and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts. The entire month of October will feature free arts and cultural activities throughout Baltimore City. The program spotlights the arts in Baltimore with artists, conversations, dance performances, exhibitions, festivals, film and various other activities. All events are free! The participating organizations include: American visionary Art Museum, Arena Players, ArtsCentric, Baltimore Center Stage, Baltimore Dance Crews Projects, Fells Point Corner Theatre, Greater Baltimore History Alliance, Baltimore Filmmakers Collective, Baltimore Heritage, Baltimore Jazz Works, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Contemporary Arts, Coppin State University Development Foundation, Coppin Repertory Theatre, Dance Baltimore, Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, St. David’s Episcopal Church, The Hippodrome Theatre, The Jewish Museum of Maryland, and the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, just to name some of the 80 plus organizations participating in this Free Fall Baltimore. To learn more call 410-752-8632 or go to: www.freefallbaltimore.org.Now, let’s talk about Concerts for Causes Fall Fest. It is a fun event to attend for the young, the seniors and the little ones. Food, wine and music, which I think is a great combination for having a damn good time. There will be hundreds of vendors, all kinds of food, exhibitors and artisans and lots of live entertainment. The event will be at the Bowie Towne Center, on October 20th 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. at 15606 Emerald Way, Bowie, Maryland. For more information call 301-332-8318.Bells Records presents the anniversary of Lil’ David and the Bells of Joy featuring many of the top recording gospel artists in the country on October 14, at Greater New Hope Baptist Church, 2720 W. North Ave., starting at 2:30 p.m.Now, one of my favorite types of entertainment are gospel concerts. And Girlfriend, do I have one for you?! Bells Records is hosting an anniversary show for Lil’David & the Bells of Joy on Sunday, October 14 at 2:30 p.m. at the Greater New Hope Baptist Church, 2720 W. North Ave., where Dr. Linwood C. Robinson is the Pastor. On this program performing live and in person are: Gospel legends of Columbia, SC., the Jackson Southernaires of Jackson, Miss., Kenny Davis & the Melodyaires of Baltimore, Singing Disciples of Baltimore, Pastor Bobby Cohen & Men of God of Grear, SC. and Pastor White & Tur- Gozpel of Baltimore, just to name a few. Oh, by the way, the MC for the concert is Min. Robert Wilson. For more information on this event call 410-358-9661.There are a few more events coming up I want to share with you, which I will be attending also. Please join me at Maybelle & Co., who is Baltimore’s well-known comedian and radio personality from WOLB 1010 A.M., as well as the founder of her own full figured fashion organization. She will host “Sistas 4 Life” (women who survived breast cancer) an uplifting program for women only on October 13, noon- 4:00 p.m., at the Potter’s House, 6218 Reisterstown Rd. The keynote speaker is Dr. Sharon Jackson and you will be entertained by comedian, Sylvia T. Morrison. For more information call 443-226-8895.You know I have so much more to tell you, but I am afraid that I am out of space. So I have to go, but remember, if you need me call me at 410-833-9474 or email me atrosapryor@aol.com. Until the next time, I’m musically yours.last_img read more

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Container rethink Ooho team cooks up water holder

first_img © 2014 Phys.org The technique dates back to lab work in the 1940s. In more recent times. Spanish chef Ferràn Adria brought the technique to highly creative modern cuisine at his restaurant elBulli. The Ooho ingredients are water, calcium chloride and brown algae. The Ooho team applied the concept not to elegant caviar or pea soup renderings but to water. Their project involved their experimenting with different portions and dimension of their brown algae, calcium chloride and water ingredients and they developed a suitable double gelatinous membrane. An estimated cost to make this water ball is not exactly prohibitive—two cents a unit. The double membrane protects the inside hygienically, one of the designers said in Fast Company.A report on the team’s efforts in designboom, the digital architecture and design magazine, said the inspiration for their entry came from nature’s way of encapsulating liquid using membranes, as in the egg yolk. The Ooho team succeeded in creating their edible membrane as an alternative to the plastic water bottle. To achieve their double gelatinous membrane they used sodium alginate from the brown algae and calcium chloride in proportions that could generate gelification. While companies have the infrastructure to manufacture packaging, according to the report in designboom, the main idea of Ooho “is that everyone could make them at their kitchen, modifying and innovating the ‘recipe.’ From DIY to CIY (Cook It Yourself).” (Phys.org) —Think about it. A Sunday in the park. Trashbins overflow with plastic water bottles cast off by joggers, power walkers and their cheering supporters. They have gone home after a charitable athletic event to raise money for—you guessed it—the environment. Are we going nowhere very fast? A water container called the Ooho is a potential option; it is biodegradable and edible. The Ooho was created by three designers and has been named one of 12 winners of the Lexus Design Award 2014. This is an international design competition, where 1,157 submissions were received during the application period and from that group, 12 winners were selected after consideration by six judges. One may describe this entry as a water ball or more specifically as membrane packaging for liquids. Rodrigo García Gonzalez, Pierre Pasalier, and Guillaume Couche are the designers. After all, are plastic bottles the choice containers for water? The designers came up with a holder for water in the form of a double membrane. The process they used is known as “spherification,” a technique used in culinary circles for shaping liquids into sphheres resulting in artistic presentations of food that look like magical jewels. Explore further More information: www.designboom.com/project/ooho/center_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Novel membrane reveals water molecules will bounce off a liquid surface Citation: Container rethink: Ooho team cooks up water holder (2014, March 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-03-rethink-ooho-team-cooks-holder.htmllast_img read more

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A tribute to the master

first_imgRashmi Khanna took the Capital stage to celebrate the 154th birth anniversary of Rabindra Nath Tagore on May 10 at Kalyani Kala Mandir. The evening witnessed the rendition of Shyam Path, songs from Bhanusingh’s Padawaali, amalgamated with dance and other music. Sumana Banerjee accompanied Khanna on vocals. Rashmi Khanna was accompanied by two of her senior disciples, Asses Chadha and Abhishree Joshi.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Bhanusimha Thakurer Padabali is a collection of Vaishnava lyrics composed in Brajabuli by Rabindranath Tagore. Published in 1884, Tagore wrote them under the pseudonym Bhanusingh at age sixteen. The anthology consisting of 22 songs, dedicated to Kadambari Tagore, his sister in law, chronicles the romance between Radha and Krishna. Tagore seeks connection with divinity through appeal to nature and the emotional interplay of human drama. The poems primarily speak of the eternal love between Radha and Krishna, a love like no other, a bond that connected the two souls and brought them together for all eternity. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixA beautiful collaboration between Rashmi Khanna and Sumana Banerjee, the programme was conceptualised and choreographed by Rashmi Khanna, the music and vocals were rendered by Sumana Banerjee. The show comprised six compositions from Tagore’s collection including songs like Aaju Sakhi, Bhara Baadar and Sajani sajani, potraying a range of emotions and moods.last_img read more

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