Extended forecast for The Bahamas and the Turks Caicos Islands

first_imgSUNRISE:  07:12AM                        MOONRISE:  10:26AM                   HIGH TIDE:  10:47AMSUNSET:   06:36PM                         MOONSET:   09:36PM                    LOW TIDE: 05:13PM                                                                                                                           HIGH TIDE: 11:05PM                                                                                                                           LOW TIDE:   05:09AM TUE.EXTENDED FORECAST: PRE-FRONTAL ACTIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT WILL INCREASE RAIN CHANCES ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS BY MID-WEEK.   THE FRONT WILL GRADUALLY DRIFT SOUTHEASTWARDS WITH BREEZY AND SLIGHTLY COOLER CONDITIONS IN ITS WAKE.FORECAST FOR TUESDAYWEATHER: VARIABLE CLOUDINESS WITH A FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THE CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS.WINDS: SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS…EASTERLY AT 15 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL, SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS…3 TO 5 FEET IN THE CENTRAL, SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS.FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAYWEATHER: CLOUDY TO OVERCAST AND HOT WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH SOME BECOMING HEAVY TO SEVERE AT TIMES ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS.   PARTLY CLOUDY AND HOT WITH THE CHANCE OF ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE CENTRAL, SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.WINDS: SOUTHERLY AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS BUT BECOMING NORTHWEST TO NORTH AT 15 TO 25 KNOTS BY NIGHT AFTER THE FRONTAL PASSAGE IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS…SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL, SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET ACROSS ALL AREAS BUT BUILDING UP TO 5 TO 8 FEET BY NIGHT AFTER THE FRONTAL PASSAGE IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMASTROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO FORM OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA IN A FEW DAYS.  SLOW DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM IS POSSIBLE THEREAFTER WHILE IT MOVES NORTHWESTWARD TO NORTHWARD.   THIS SYSTEM HAS A LOW CHANCE OF 30 PERCENT FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH 5 DAYS.FORECASTER: IAN V. MCKENZIE/and Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 23, 2017 – Nassau – GENERAL SITUATION: STRONG HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM ANCHORED NORTH OF THE AREA WILL GRADUALLY WEAKEN ACROSS THE ISLANDS BY TONIGHT.SPECIAL WARNINGS:  BOATERS AND BEACHGOERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO EXERCISE CAUTION DUE TO ROUGH SURF AND THE HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS MAINLY ALONG NORTH AND EAST COAST BEACHES. ALL AREAS:WEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY, BREEZY AND HOT WITH A FEW SHOWERS AND THE CHANCE OF ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS TODAY. MOSTLY FAIR AND MILD TONIGHT.ADVISORY: A SMALL CRAFT CAUTION IS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS.   SMALL CRAFT SHOULD ALSO BE ALERT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.WINDS:  EAST TO SOUTHEAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS…EASTERLY AT 15 TO 25 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS IN THE CENTRAL, SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.SEAS: 4 TO 7 FEET OVER THE OCEAN IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS…5 TO 8 FEET OVER THE OCEAN IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.HIGH TEMPERATURE TODAY:   90°F    32°C                                     LOW TEMPERATURE TONIGHT: 79°F     26°Clast_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For June 13 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Wednesday, June 13, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Scattered showers, mainly after 1pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 77. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.Municipal Meetings: The Wilmington Board of Appeals meets at 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE. … The Wilmington School Committee meets at 7pm in the High School’s Large Instruction Room. Read the agenda HERE.In The Community: The Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce’s is holding a Mega Multi-Chamber Networking event from 4:30pm to 7:30pm at the Tewksbury Country Club (1880 Main Street). Join a fun evening of networking at the beautiful Tewksbury Country Club. This popular Multi-Chamber event attracts 150-200 local professionals. Mark your calendar, gather your business cards & company brochures and make your reservation to attend today. $10 for members, $20 non-members. General networking will take place from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, with complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. An optional free seminar on Google Analytics with presenter Israel Kloss will be held from 4:30pm to 5:30pm.In The Community: WCTV is hosting a Podcast Meetup at 7pm at WCTV Headquarters (10 Waltham Street). Drop by for this informal introduction to Podcasting! Everyone welcome! If you’ve always wondered what Podcasting is all about or have Podcasts that you enjoy listening to–or if you’d like to create your own–come to WCTV and share your ideas, learn how to use our Podcast studio and meet like minded individuals. No fee to attend. Contact lkapala@wctv.org for more details!In The Community: The Wilmington Police Department offers safety seat installs at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street) every Wednesday, from 10am to 2pm. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead at 978-658-5071 is recommended. Learn more HERE.In The Community: The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.At The Library: Tech Lecture: Product Safety at 7pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: SBF Exercise at 9:45am. Special Exercise at 11am. Country Line Dancing at 1pm. Cards at 1pm. Fun Singers at 3pm. [Learn more HERE.](NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)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… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, July 22, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, August 12, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, August 15, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Netflix picks up US rights to Eurovision

first_img Tags Post a comment TV and Movies Share your voice 0 50 Photos Croatia’s entry to the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Thomas Hanses/Eurovision Time to bust out the eye glitter — Netflix has snagged the rights to one of the world’s longest-running live TV events, confirming that it will air the 2019 and 2020 Eurovision Song Contest broadcasts in the US. While Netflix will not air the competition live, it’s a big win for US fans who were left without an official channel to watch the contest this year.It also marks an interesting shift into event television for the company, which has long stuck to movies, TV series and its own original produced content. While Netflix won’t air the broadcasts live, picking up a live show that draws as many as 200 million viewers around the world could herald a bigger shift for the streaming company.Eurovision: the contest that spawned a thousand Epic Sax Guy memes. Eurovision Under the deal, Netflix picks up the US video-on-demand rights to the two Eurovision semifinals and the grand final. All three broadcasts from the 2019 contest will land on Netflix on Monday, July 22. Netflix will also air the semifinals and grand final in 2020, after the live broadcast, though it has not confirmed dates.If you haven’t heard of Eurovision, you’re officially missing one of the greatest (and kitschiest) television events in the world. The song contest catapulted Celine Dion and ABBA to stardom, brought the world Volare (the Italian-chorus classic made famous by Dean Martin) and regularly serves up everything from ear-worm pop bangers, to death-metal demons and singing grandmas.You can read CNET’s full guide to Eurovision 2019 here. 2019 TV shows you can’t miss Netflixlast_img read more

Markets give thumbsup to GST Sensex gains 300 points ITC top gainer

first_imgThe first trading day — July 3 — after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) came into effect (from July 1) saw investors cheering the implementation of the indirect tax regime. ITC was the top gainer, rising as high as 9.2 percent intraday to Rs 353 before closing at Rs 342, a net gain of 5.70 percent.The BSE Sensex ended 300 points, or 0.97 percent higher, at 31,221 while the NSE Nifty closed at 9,615, up 0.99 percent, led by ITC, Hindalco and Eicher Motors.”Market welcomed the new tax regime, shrugging off the initial hiccups of investors during the last couple of weeks where market witnessed consolidation. Spending is likely to increase due to the impact of lower tax and increased sales volume will continue to benefit the earnings potential in the future,” Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services, said in a note.Among sectoral indices, the NSE FMCG and Auto outperformed the Nifty, ending 3.84 percent and 1.33 percent, respectively.On the BSE, Hindustan Unilever closed 1.29 percent higher at Rs 1,095 while Chambal Fertilizers and Chemicals ended 2.81 percent to end at Rs 120.75 on rate cut for fertilizers.CDSL, which listed at a significant premium last Friday to its issue price of Rs 149, closed 1 percent higher at Rs 264 on the NSE.On the BSE, Yes Bank was the top gainer among bank stocks while State Bank of India and ICICI Bank ended almost flat at Rs 274.70 and 290, respectively. ICICI Prudential Life Insurance closed at Rs 472 on the BSE.Stocks that hit new 52-week highs during the day included ITC, Ashok Leyland, VST Industries, Aditya Birla Nuva, Tata Steel and Colgate-Palmolive. Infosys ended 1.68 percent higher at Rs 951.40, Wipro closed flat at Rs 259 and TCS gained 0.38 percent to end at Rs 2,373.40 on the BSE.last_img read more

RCom to sell DTH arm Reliance BIG TV to reduce debt

first_imgReliance Communications Chairman Anil Ambani. REUTERS/Shailesh AndradeReutersAnil Ambani-led Reliance Communications (RCom) is the news for quite some time now, but for all wrong reasons. In the latest development, the debt-ridden company said that it is all set to sell its direct-to-home (DTH) subsidiary Reliance BIG TV to Pantel Technologies and Veecon Media and Television.Reliance Communications has entered into an agreement where the companies will acquire the entire shareholding of Reliance BIG TV with business on an “as-is, where-is” basis, according to a filing on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).The company further said that, following the change of ownership, services to its 1.2 million subscribers and continuity for about 500 employees of Reliance BIG TV, won’t be interrupted in any manner.”The transaction will help reduce the liability of unsecured creditors, benefitting all stakeholders, including lenders and shareholders of RCom. The transaction is in consonance with RCom’s stated objective to focus on B2B businesses,” said the statement.The Anil Ambani-owned company has the smallest market share (2 percent) in the DTH space, according to a report released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).RCom’s move has been primarily triggered for two reasons — one, debt mounted and was affecting the company’s operation, second consolidation in the DTH industry. Last year November, Dish TV announced the merger of its business with Videocon d2h.”The DTH market is at most a three-four player market. Having said that, the consolidation and sale of assets is a combination of market share consolidation and difficulties in funding the growth capital needed to sustain the businesses in the long run. Overall, DTH has a positive outlook in the long run and there is a merit in consolidation in terms of synergy of resources,” Girish Menon, partner, media and entertainment at consulting firm KPMG told the business daily Mint.Speaking on the acquisition, Vijender Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, Pantel Technologies said, “Pantel Technologies is a young Information technology and communication devices company, selling innovative Tablet PC(s) under the brand name of Penta T-Pad in the Indian, South-East Asian, GCC and African markets.Earlier this week, China Development Bank filed insolvency case against the company under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). The Chinese lender lent close to Rs 11,570 crore ($1.78 billion) to RCom. The bank filed the insolvency petition before the Mumbai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).last_img read more

Worlds Largest Quantum Bell Test Spans Three Swiss Towns

first_img“There is quite a large community of physicists that speculates on possible connections between quantum gravity and the measurement problem,” coauthor Hugo Zbinden told PhysOrg.com. “The advantage of the Penrose-Diosi model is that it is testable using today’s technology.” In the physicists’ experiment, the detection of each photon by a single-photon detector triggers a voltage to a piezoelectric actuator. The actuator expands, which in turn causes a tiny gold-surfaced mirror to move. By measuring the mirror displacement, the researchers could confirm by the gravity-quantum connection that the quantum measurement had been successfully finished.All of the steps – from photon detection to mirror movement – take about 7.1 microseconds, which is significantly less than the 60 microseconds it would take a photon to cover the 18 km between interferometers. So measurements made simultaneously at each of the interferometers could not be been influenced by anything traveling at – or even a few times more than – the speed of light.“The significance of our experiment lies entirely in achieving space-like separation, even under the assumption that a quantum measurement is only finished after a macroscopic mass has moved, as in the Penrose-Diosi model,” Zbinden explained.Altogether, the experiment serves to fill a loophole by ruling out any kind of communication between two entangled particles separated by a distance, provided the collapse happens only after a mass has moved. By spatially separating the entangled photons, the test once again confirms the nonlocal nature of quantum correlations. More information: Salart, D.; Baas, A.; van Houwelingen, J. A. W.; Gisin, N.; and Zbinden, H. “Spacelike Separation in a Bell Test Assuming Gravitationally Induced Collapses.” Physical Review Letters 100, 220404 (2008).Copyright 2008 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. In an attempt to rule out any kind of communication between entangled particles, physicists from the University of Geneva have sent two entangled photons traveling to different towns located 18 km apart – the longest distance for this type of quantum measurement. The distance enabled the physicists to completely finish performing their quantum measurements at each detector before any information could have time to travel between the two towns. 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. Many other experiments have observed quantum nonlocality – the “spooky interaction at a distance” that occurs between two entangled particles – and also known as a violation of Bell inequalities. But, as physicists Daniel Salart, et al., explain in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters, these Bell tests might not have gone far enough. If quantum measurements aren’t finished until after a mass has moved (as the team assumes here), then the Bell violations in previous tests might merely have been due to some type of classical communication between particles unknown to today’s physics.In their experiment, the physicists sent pairs of entangled photons from Geneva through optical fibers leading to interferometers in two other Swiss towns: Satigny and Jussy, located 8.2 and 10.7 km away, respectively. The distance between the interferometers in Satigny and Jussy was 18 km. With this large distance between the interferometers, the physicists could perform a more complete quantum measurement than has previously been done. Somewhat surprisingly, physicists have never decided exactly when a quantum measurement is finished (when the “collapse” occurs, if there is any). Different interpretations of quantum mechanics lead to different answers. The most common view is that a quantum measurement is finished as soon as the photons are absorbed by detectors. Previous experiments have been set up to allow enough distance between particle detectors to prohibit communication under this view. But there are also other views of when the measurement is finished, including “when the result is secured in a classical system,” “when the information is in the environment,” or even that it is never over – a view that leads to the many worlds interpretation.The Swiss team followed a view proposed independently by Penrose and Diosi, which assumes a connection between quantum measurements and gravity, and requires a macroscopic mass to be moved. In this view, the measurement takes more time than it does for a photon to be absorbed by a detector. The significance of the Swiss test is that it is the first “space-like separated” Bell test under the Penrose-Diosi assumption. Explore furthercenter_img Measuring light and vacuum fluctuations from a time flow perspective Citation: World’s Largest Quantum Bell Test Spans Three Swiss Towns (2008, June 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-06-world-largest-quantum-bell-spans.html In the Bell test, two photons from an entangled pair were sent from Geneva to Satigny and Jussy, two small towns located 18 km apart. This distance enabled the space-like separation necessary for finishing a quantum measurement in each town, which required a macroscopic mass to move. Detection of the mass’ movement was completed before information could have traveled between the two towns. Credit: D. Salart, et al.last_img read more

Tap Into Online Safety

first_imgSeptember 1, 2007 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Entrepreneur: Online fraud seems to be a popular topic, but has the percentage of fraudulent transactions on eBay actually increased?Rob Chesnut: There is less fraud on eBay today than there was three years ago. In the past five years, we’ve built our own fraud engine and now have a global team of 2,000 safety experts dedicated to identifying potential fraudulent activity. We’ve stayed ahead of a fast and challenging environment, and we’ve really made an impact. But I’m not satisfied. Fraud at any level on eBay just isn’t acceptable.Entrepreneur: Can you describe the most common forms of fraud?Chesnut: Fraud usually occurs when buyers take transactions offline, away from the safe confines of eBay. In the rare instances it occurs on eBay, it’s seller fraud committed on buyers, such as when the buyer sends payment and the seller fails to ship the merchandise, it gets lost or what the buyer receives isn’t what was advertised. In those cases, the buyer files a complaint against the seller. The higher-dollar transactions have more potential for [fraudulent activity].For sellers, the key issue is how to handle problem customers. Are you willing to live with [potential] negative feedback? Will you accept returns? Is the customer always right? The greater the level of trust you build, the more successful you’ll be. Trust is determined by the number of transactions you’ve completed, the number of positive feedbacks you’ve received and whether or not you accept returns.Entrepreneur: What is the difference between trust and safety?Chesnut: Safety from potential crime and fraud is a prerequisite for trust. The more you do to demonstrate that you are a trustworthy seller, the safer your buyers will feel and the more they will buy from you.Entrepreneur: What new features has eBay instituted to combat fraudulent transactions?Chesnut: We just launched a number of initiatives designed to eliminate fraud and ensure safer transactions. Our Safeguarding Member IDs project helps prevent off-site fraud by hiding the bidder’s User ID on transactions over $200 so buyers don’t receive spam. We’ve also put restrictions on items popular with fraudsters and on luxury brands to keep counterfeits off the site. And we are much less tolerant of sellers who offer buyers a mediocre customer experience. New feedback features enable buyers to give more detailed ratings, so sellers can differentiate themselves and buyers can make more informed decisions.Entrepreneur: What can sellers do to protect themselves against fraud?Chesnut: First, be suspicious of anyone who wants to complete a transaction offline. Second, communicate with buyers, and read their feedback history to see what they’ve bought and sold before. Third, offer a safe and secure payment method such as PayPal, which offers you and your buyers a high level of protection. Fourth, never click on suspicious links or phishing e-mails, and be sure your computer has the latest browser–Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox, which have built-in phishing protection. Finally, use common sense and be wary of unusual listings.Marcia Layton turner writers regularly on small-business issues and is author of The Unofficial Guide to Marketing Your Small Business. 3 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »last_img read more