Weather advisory: A trough system is affecting the island

first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! 11 Views   no discussions LocalNews Weather advisory: A trough system is affecting the island by: – August 9, 2011center_img Share Share Photo credit: amild-us.blogspot.comWeather Outlook for Dominica and the Lesser Antilles, Issued: 6:00 AM on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 is as followsAn upper level trough together with moisture transported northwards by the ITCZ (Intertropical Convergence Zone) will continue to result in unstable conditions across the island chain during the next 24 hours. As a result, some periods of cloudiness, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms can be expected across the islands during the next 24hours.Persons in areas prone to flooding, landslides and falling rocks are advised to exercise the necessary precautions.A tropical wave is located near 58W and south of 17N and is moving westward near 15 to 20 knots. A 1012mb low is located along this wave axis. Convective activity associated with this wave is expected to reach the islands by late today bringing continued showers and possible isolated thunderstorms across the island.We will continue to monitor the progress of this wave as it moves westwards.Tropical cyclone formation is not expected in the Tropical Atlantic ocean during the next 48 hours.Dominica Meterological Servicelast_img read more

NFL star Ezekiel Ansah enstooled Abrahene of Akuapem Traditional council

first_imgGhanaian born American football star Ezekiel Nana Ansah has pledged to build a sports academy for the people of Akuapem in the Eastern Region.He made this pledge prior to his enstoolment as the Abrahene of Akuapem traditional council at an elaborate ceremony at Akuapem over the weekend.In accordance to tradition, his enstoolment which was supervised by the Okuapehene Oseadeeyo Kwesi Akuffo II began with a brief initiation of Ezekiel Ansah into the Akuapem traditional family which was done by the chief linquist of Aboasa, Okyeame Gyan Kwadade.After the initiation the stoutly built Rasta haired footballer was then presented to the paramount chief Oseadeeyo Kwesi Akuffo II who gave him the stool name Abrahene(Chief sports advisor) Nana Ansah.Speaking to the media afterwards he pledged to use his new position to develop sports in the community.“I see this as an opportunity to reconnect with my history and heritage to give back to the community where I came from,” he stated.He pledged to mobilise his efforts and those of others both locally and international to make Akropong Akuapem the hotbed of sports in the Eastern Region. “The are a lot of sporting talents in Akropong-Akuapem and I intend to harness them all to the benefit of the people and Ghana as a country,” he noted.He expressed gratitude to the people of Akropong and Oseadeeyo Kwesi Akuffo II for the honour done him and vowed never to disappoint themlast_img read more

TNT team up ‘good practice’ for Gilas guards Romeo, Castro

first_imgRecto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters San Miguel nears 4th straight All-Filipino title, squeaks past Magnolia Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism “It’s going to be a good practice for us,” said Terrence in Filipino on Tuesday after his first training session with the KaTropa.For Romeo, the trad  which sent him from GlobalPort with Yousef Taha in exchange for Mo Tautuaa and future picks gives him a better chance of forging deadly combo with Castro, not just for TNT but also for the national team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It will be easy for us to have that chemistry alongside each other because we’ll be together from our practices. We won’t have much adjustment, too, when we’re in Gilas because it’s almost the same system we’re running, it’s still dribble-drive,” said the three-time Scoring Champion.The Castro-Romeo duo was one of the biggest stories coming off from the deal and the TNT management  couldn’t help but dreaming of the days when the team was spearheaded by Castro and Jimmy Alapag. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery But before the two hit the court together, the 26-year-old guard is challenging himself to get back to his old form in preparation for the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.“I’m still out-of-shape, so I’m hoping that I get my conditioning back by opening day,” he said with the KaTropa opening their second conference schedule against the Batang Pier on April 22.“I need to be fast in picking up the system because my goal here is to help the others and lessen the load for everyone,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Terrence Romeo attends his first practice as a part of TNT. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonTerrence Romeo is a man of his word, and he never forgets his promise to suit up for Gilas Pilipinas in the third window of the 2019 FIBA World Cup qualifiers.And as things would have it, his partnership with Jayson Castro came three months early with his arrival to TNT.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Contest: Tell Us About Your Road to the Cloud and Win a MacBook Air

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#Contests ReadWrite Sponsors 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A first step towards creating a virtualized infrastructure often comes at a point when the customer starts experiencing performance issues. Servers start failing as application loads increase. When these issues start occurring, what are the first steps to take into consideration? How should a virtualized infrastructure be deployed? How are these pre-production environments developed? What are the most effective ways to deploy a simplified, reliable and optimized virtualization solution?We are hoping the contest will get people talking about the basic principles that they believe form the elemental foundations of a stack built for the cloud. We will pick our winners through the prism of this conversation. Each month I will co-judge the contest with a recognized individual in the cloud computing world. In this first contest, I am happy to announce that my co-judge is George Reese. George is the founder of enStratus, a cloud infrastructure technology solutions company with customers that include Korea Telecom.Judges will be responsible for following the conversation threads and adding to the discussion.Our criteria for choosing the winners is as follows:Depth of understandingFactual examples to back up assertionsHow the conversation developsAccuracyStrength of argumentConcise writingOriginalityThe contest will run every 30 days, starting on the first of the month. Winners will also be announced on the first of the month. A Disqus account is required to participate. Please take a few moments to read the full list of rules before participating.We look forward to the conversation! Today we’re thrilled to announce the Road to the Cloud Contest. Thanks to our sponsors, we’re giving out a MacBook Air every month though the end of the year to those in our community with the most well-thought-out views about the road to adopting cloud computing.It’s our first contest on ReadWriteCloud so it’s pretty exciting for us. RWCloud has been around now for more than a year. And it has been a great ride as we’ve come to know the mosaic that this massive cloud computing ecosystem represents.But still it seems at times that the basics get overlooked too often. We can get caught up in the newest services and overlook the essentials that are fundamental to adopting cloud computing. Add vendor noise and the result is plenty of confusion for the ordinary customer.The road to cloud computing is a multi-step process. Companies don’t just start a new network in the cloud. They go through a long process that is different for every organization. Customers need to understand this process to know what they should be looking for when embarking on their way.And so for our first topic, we’d like your thoughts about the critical issues to consider when starting on that journey. Tell us about your road to the cloud and what you have learned.Please consider this topic and comment accordingly: A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Quick Tip: How To Find Black Flash Frames in Premiere Pro CC 2015

first_imgHere’s a Premiere Pro tip on how to perform a quick quality control check of your final edit for unintended gaps.Just before you’re about to export your final sequence to send to your client, you should quickly run through this quick tip to ensure that there are no hidden gaps (or black ‘flash frames’) in your edit.More often than not, it’s pretty easy to tell where a gap in your sequence is because you’ll see an obvious break in the yellow line at the top of the timeline. But if you look at the image above, you’ll notice that (at this zoom level) you can’t tell there is a one frame black gap in the edit to the left of the playhead.But when we zoom in, it becomes pretty obvious that there is, in fact, a gap in the edit. But it’s unlikely that you’re going to shuttle through your timeline zoomed in as close as you can to hunt down single frame gaps, especially in a long complex edit. Thankfully you don’t have to, because of the ‘Go To Gap’ feature within Premiere Pro.To find gaps of any length in your sequence, click on Sequence > Go to Gap > Next in Sequence to find the first gap forward of the playhead. As you can see in the image above, you can also use the keyboard shortcuts SHIFT+G for Next in Sequence and ALT+G for Previous in Sequence.Once Premiere Pro has found the last gap in your sequence, choosing Next in Sequence then does nothing. This is also the case once Premiere founds the first gap, so choosing Previous in Sequence then does nothing. How easy was that?Hopefully this Premiere Pro tip will help you out in the future. Here’s a few more from PremiumBeat!How to Batch Export Clips in Premiere ProPremiere Pro Tip: Make Clip Replacements and Revisions Faster Than Ever!Create Quick and Easy Vignettes in Premiere ProGot any other Premiere Pro tips to share? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

500 Volunteers Trained to Search for and Rescue Missing Children

first_img Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, is reporting that 500 volunteers were trained last year to assist in search and rescue operations when a child is reported missing. Between 2009 and 2016, a total of 15,524 children were reported missing. This represents an average of 1,941 children going missing each year, with 78 per cent being girls and 22 per cent, boys. Mr. Green, who was addressing the Ananda Alert National Missing Children’s Forum at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston, on Thursday (May 25), said the Government is committed to protecting the nation’s youth, and urged all well-thinking Jamaicans to do their part. Story Highlights Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, is reporting that 500 volunteers were trained last year to assist in search and rescue operations when a child is reported missing.The volunteers, from communities across the island, also received instruction in first aid techniques.“Not only do we want to know that when a child has gone missing that the reports go out to all our media houses, we want to know that we have volunteers across the length and breadth of Jamaica, who will go out and start the process of searching to bring back our children,” Mr. Green said.The Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR) published the first Search and Rescue Protocol in 2014, and conducted 10 training sessions through the Caribbean Search Centre of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) for over 150 volunteers in St. James, Trelawny, St. Ann, St. Thomas, Westmoreland and St. Catherine.Mr. Green, who was addressing the Ananda Alert National Missing Children’s Forum at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston, on Thursday (May 25), said the Government is committed to protecting the nation’s youth, and urged all well-thinking Jamaicans to do their part.He noted that significant reforms have been undertaken in terms of how the State responds to missing children.This includes updating the reporting timeline to allow for a missing-person report to be made before 24 hours have passed.“Once you reasonably suspect that a child has gone missing, you can make that report to the police, to the OCR and we will start working on it immediately,” the State Minister pointed out.In addition, a partnership has been forged with Facebook to broadcast Ananda Alerts to users of the social media site in Jamaica.This is expected to broaden the search for missing children. These alerts will include photographs and other pertinent information about the child.In the meantime, the Minister urged parents to do more to ensure that their children feel safe and protected.“A lot of children leave home because of what they term as maltreatment and neglect,” he pointed out.He said the Ananda Alert Secretariat has undertaken an internal study to determine the profile of children who go missing and the main reasons they give. He said it is the intention of the Secretariat to undertake a broader survey.Between 2009 and 2016, a total of 15,524 children were reported missing. This represents an average of 1,941 children going missing each year, with 78 per cent being girls and 22 per cent, boys.Last year, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) reported some 1,725 children missing, a decline of 11 per cent over the previous year.The State Minister pointed out that 90 per cent of missing children return home. “I do not take comfort in the fact that we have a 90 per cent return rate because it does mean that there are 10 per cent that remain unaccounted for,” he said.last_img read more

Closing arguments in Jahi Turner trial leave many unanswered questions

first_img Posted: March 13, 2018 Closing arguments in Jahi Turner trial leave many unanswered questions KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A 2-year-old boy was injured and died in San Diego 16 years ago while his stepfather did nothing to get him care, a prosecutor said Tuesday, but a defense attorney told a jury that there were still many unanswered questions in the case.In her closing argument, Deputy District Attorney Nicole Rooney said that Jahi Turner died on the second day he was being watched by Tieray Jones, either by inflicted injury or as the result of an accident. Jones got rid of the child’s body and fabricated a story that Jahi was kidnapped from a park about a mile from their Golden Hill apartment, the prosecutor alleged.Jones, 39, was watching Jahi while his wife and the child’s mother, Tameka Jones, was out to sea with the Navy. The defendant had no money and was frustrated with Jahi wetting the bed, Rooney said.In 2002, Jones told police that Jahi disappeared the afternoon of April 25 when Jones went to buy a drink from a vending machine. On the witness stand, the defendant admitted that he actually lost Jahi two hours earlier.“You make up a story like this to get away with murder,” Rooney told the jury. “The word of an admitted liar, that is all you have.”The prosecutor said the tot was never seen after April 22. Two days later, neighbors saw the defendant carrying three full large trash bags toward a Dumpster, Rooney said, telling jurors that Jahi “was thrown away like a piece of trash.”The child’s body was never found.Jones told his wife that Jahi fell off the bed and hit his head. The defendant wrote in a journal that Jahi was “lethargic” and was “not really moving” two days before he reported him missing.“I don’t want him (Jahi) hating me for something I can’t control,” the defendant wrote.Deputy Public Defender Courtney Cutter told the jury that police focused on Jones ever since he called 911 to report his stepson missing.“Mr. Jones has always, always been their guy,” Cutter said of law enforcement.Cutter said Jones may not have been the “best guy,” but wasn’t a man who would “watch his stepson die and throw him away in the garbage.”“He’s an imperfect father but not a reluctant one,” Cutter said.Jones was flawed, but wasn’t a cold-blooded killer, his attorney told the jury.“If he (Jones) killed him for wetting the bed, why is he writing about it the next day?” Cutter said in his closing argument.Jones was arrested in April 2016 in North Carolina and brought back to San Diego to face charges of second-degree murder and child abuse. Judge Joan Weber dismissed the child abuse count following the prosecution’s case.Jury deliberations were to begin Wednesday. March 13, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Full Show Harvey Bill Heads To The Governor And Homebuying Is Overrated

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: On Thursday’s Houston Matters: A sweeping flood projects bill heads to the desk of Gov. Greg Abbott. The Texas Legislature passed the measure establishing new funds for grants and loans to local governments, now almost two years out from Hurricane Harvey. We learn more about the contents of the bill.Also this hour: We talk with Houston Millennials about why many of them are are not interested in buying a house.Then, David Mitchell of the organization Patients for Affordable Drugs discusses how his own battle with cancer has informed his quest for lower prescription prices.And comedian Matt Braunger tells us about some of the craziest advice he’s given in his not-so-serious advice podcast (it involved a possum), and about the importance of failure.We offer a daily podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share 00:00 /00:00 Xcenter_img Listen last_img read more

Khalin Joshi wins Ahmedabad Masters

first_imgBangalore’s Khalin Joshi shot a course record of nine-under 63 on the final day to register a sensational come-from-behind victory at the PGTI Ahmedabad Masters golf championship on Friday.last_img

Club Med Cancun Yucatan doubles size of Aguamarina family oasis

first_img Monday, July 16, 2018 Share Posted by Travelweek Group Tags: Aguamarina, Cancun, Club Medcenter_img MIAMI — Club Med is showing off the new expansion to its family-centric Aguamarina concept at its all-inclusive resort in Cancun.With the new expansion the Aguamarina family oasis area is now more than double the size and offers new experiences and accommodations, says the company.Expansion OverviewThe new Aguamarina expansion introduces 60 all-new oceanfront family rooms – 30 Club Rooms and 30 Deluxe Rooms – with two-bedroom accommodations to create a comfortable experience for both parents and children while still keeping them connected.New RoomsThis expansion increases the Aguamarina capacity to 120 family accommodations. Additionally, the new rooms are outfitted with upgraded safes that can be opened directly with the guests’ wristbands.Room ViewOutside of the family accommodations, Aguamarina also now features a new dedicated reception area and concierge service.The reimagined area boasts a new pool dedicated to families with water games, lounge areas and outdoor activities for all-day entertainment.PoolThe pool area also plays host to La Marina, a new family bar that features a dedicated kids’ corner with a beverage and snack menu specially for children and their taste buds. During the afternoon, La Marina will “surprise and delight” families daily with special treats and surprises that change from day to day.More news:  Flights cancelled as British Airways hit by computer problem“As Club Med continues to stay on the pulse point of consumer trends and the changing demands of families, we’re thrilled to unveil the Aguamarina expansion, which has adopted unique elements specifically with families in mind,” shared Xavier Mufraggi, CEO of Club Med North America.  “As the original resort to open on Cancún’s most pristine stretch of beach at the tip of the iconic Riviera Maya, the Aguamarina family oasis is yet another way the property sets itself apart from the rest.”Club Med Cancún Yucatán underwent a full resort enhancement at the end of 2017, including upgrades to the 5-Trident Jade area; a full renovation of all rooms; a refresh to the meetings and events spaces; all-new wellness experiences and new and refreshed dining concepts. << Previous PostNext Post >> Club Med Cancun Yucatan doubles size of Aguamarina family oasislast_img read more