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

Amid Diversification Goodyear Continues to Leverage Presence of Luke AFB

first_imgThe city of Goodyear, Ariz., a suburb of Phoenix located close by Luke Air Force Base, is trying to recruit a mix of civilian and defense companies to take over a 500,000-square-foot aerospace campus no longer used by Lockheed Martin.Goodyear had enjoyed an extended run as an aerospace hub since World War II, when it began to build military aircraft, before shifting to dirigibles and surveillance systems. That activity started to wind down in 2009, and when sequestration hit in 2013 Lockheed cut its workforce from 600 to 50, reported National Defense.“We would like to recruit more aviation, aerospace and cyber security companies,” said Harry Paxton, Goodyear’s economic development project manager. Paxton also is going after firms that need the secure facilities, known as sensitive compartmented information facilities, found in some of the Lockheed buildings.At the same time, the city wants to take advantage of its proximity to Luke, the Air Force’s new training center for F-35 pilots. The installation already has 23 F-35s, and by 2024 it is slated to have 144 of the fifth generation fighter aircraft in six squadrons.“The question becomes, how do we maximize the potential industry connections to the F-35 that benefits both the Air Force and the companies that would come to Goodyear and be located just a few miles from Luke?” said Steven Hyjek, a Washington attorney who represents 14 communities that surround Luke.For example, firms that support the aircraft’s systems likely would be interested in locating near Luke, Hyjek said.As more F-35s arrive at Luke, “we expect more aerospace companies will be interested in doing business” in Goodyear, Hyjek told the magazine. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Chernobyl was bleak brutal and absolutely necessary

first_img Comments 4:09 12 Almost all of the Chernobyl miniseries is this bleak. But given the subject matter — the worst nuclear disaster in history until 2011’s Fukushima — the tone is absolutely necessary. When potential additional catastrophes like the thermal explosion are averted, the show’s characters greet the successes with weary resignation rather than joyous celebration. Because Chernobyl is like a disaster Pez dispenser delivering a continuous stream of terrible news. Even after the tanks are drained, coal miners are drafted to stop the meltdown from contaminating the groundwater and eventually poisoning the Black Sea.chernobyl-hbo-3Emily Watson is riveting as a nuclear physicist who aids the investigation and the responses.  HBO The series is more than enough reason to keep your HBO subscription following the end of record-breaking hit Game of Thrones. The drab Soviet interiors reinforce a sense of gloom, and the gripping, accessible script by Craig Mazin doesn’t get bogged down in nuclear jargon. I like that the first episode opens with the explosion itself rather than the events leading up to it. A deeper dive into the cause comes only in the fifth and final episode. Chernobyl tells the story of an extraordinary event, but the series is also about something ordinary: people doing their jobs. Following the explosion, some do them well, and others do them poorly. Chernobyl is also grotesque. We see how acute radiation rots the bodies of plant workers and firefighters from the inside, we watch children play near the reactor as it burns and we witness the plant’s arrogant and abusive chief engineer refuse to believe the reactor has exploded at all. Then there’s a lumbering Soviet bureaucracy struggling to respond. In a scene from the first episode almost as disturbing as the one in the basement, a bumbling group of local Communist Party officials deflect responsibility and debate what to do. Rather than evacuating the area immediately, they decide misinformation will only distract residents from “the fruits of their own labor.” (Despite alarmingly high radiation levels, the now ghost town of Pripyat wasn’t evacuated until the day after the explosion.)chernobyl-hbo-4Paul Ritter is Anatoly Dyatlov, the inept chief engineer at the time of the Chernobyl explosion and the main villain of the story. HBO Later in Moscow, as officials in Premier Mikhail Gorbachev’s inner circle brief him on the news. They say there’s nothing to worry about as the radiation released amounts to a “chest X-ray.” It takes Valery Legasov, a nuclear expert with the Science Academy of the USSR, to break through the stonewalling and explain to Gorbachev just how dire things are. Onlookers are shocked at Legasov’s gall, but Gorby sends him and Minister of Energy Boris Shcherbina to Chernobyl to evaluate the situation manage the government response. The two are an odd couple — a party loyalist and a skeptical truth-teller — but they begin to work together to control the fallout, all the while dodging KGB minders bent on stopping the spread of news that will embarrass the nation. No one says “fake news,” but the debates about what’s true and not, are uncomfortably familiar in 2019.Legasov and Shcherbina, real people who are now deceased, are brilliantly played by Jared Harris and Stellan Skarsgård, respectively. Harris’ best moments happen when his simmering exasperation suddenly erupts as he contradicts a government or military official with cold, hard facts. He’s there not to downplay things. He’s there to tell like it is. Meanwhile, as Skarsgård’s confidence in the Communist system slowly erodes, he speaks with a barely decipherable mumble that belies his fatigue (thankfully, all actors speak in English in their natural voices).chernobyl-hbo-2It was hard not to be a bit distracted by the birthmark on David Dencik’s Mikhail Gorbachev. HBO But the performance that stole the show was Emily Watson as Ulyana Khomyuk, a Belarusian nuclear physicist who detects the fallout 250 miles away and rushes to Chernobyl to find out what happened. Watson’s character is a composite of several scientists who investigated the disaster, but she comes across as totally convincing. She works tirelessly to contain the damage and find the cause of the explosion, in the process getting arrested by the KGB for talking too much about what happened. When she’s freed at the end of the third episode, Legasov tells her that despite the stupidity and lies surrounding them, she’ll continue her work. Because like those three workers who drained the tanks, she really has no choice.Chernobyl concluded Monday, June 3. You can catch all episodes on HBO.com and the channel’s other platforms. In the UK, you can watch it on Sky Atlantic, HBO’s production partner. Share your voice More on nuclear disasters TV and Moviescenter_img Now playing: Watch this: Inside Fukushima: Standing 60 feet from a nuclear disaster There were a ton of gut-wrenching moments in Chernobyl, the five-part miniseries on HBO and Sky Atlantic that recently concluded on Monday. But the one that left me squirming in my seat, barely able to watch, comes at the end of the second episode. A few days after the April 26, 1986 explosion at the nuclear power plant in then-Soviet Ukraine, three workers volunteer for an insanely dangerous mission to drain water held in tanks beneath the damaged reactor core. The enormous stakes if they fail are made fervently clear: Burning nuclear fuel will melt through the reactor floor, hit the water and produce a radioactive thermal explosion that will kill the population of Kiev and render Ukraine and Belarus uninhabitable for a century. Jared Harris and Stellan Skarsgård deliver excellent performances as a scientist and a Communist Party official coming to grips with the scale of the disaster. HBO I’m not spoiling anything here because what happened is history. Ukraine is not a radioactive wasteland today so we know the workers succeeded. But how they did it is told in horrifying, utterly compelling detail. (Reportedly, the workers did not die right away, but the real Chernobyl death toll remains a topic of heavy debate).We watch them enter a pitch black basement, stumbling through knee-deep water so radioactive the clicks on their Geiger counters merge into one continuous buzz. You feel their fear and claustrophobia and hear their labored breaths through their scuba equipment. Their flashlights dim, but they labor on. With millions of lives all over Europe at stake, it’s the only thing they can do. Tags VR brought me inside a scary-real radioactive Fukushima reactor Fukushima’s underground ice wall keeps nuclear radiation at bay For Fukushima’s nuclear disaster, robots offer a sliver of hope HBOlast_img read more

Pound hits 6month high as Bremain hopes get last minute boost

first_imgThe pound rose to a six-month high against the dollar early on Thursday after the latest polls supported those in favor of Britain remaining in the European Union, hours before a crucial referendum to decide the country’s place in Europe.Polls by ComRes, conducted for the Daily Mail newspaper and ITV television, and YouGov for The Times newspaper in London showed a last-minute rise in those supporting Britain to remain in the EU.although several poll results have been too close to call a definitive outcome.The pound was up 0.6 percent at $1.4802 after touching $1.4847, its highest since the beginning of the year.A wait-and-see mood was expected to prevail through the rest of the day, dotted by possible bouts of volatility, as the market nervously awaited the British poll results.The polling will take place between 0600-2100 GMT on Thursday, with the results expected early on Friday.”It will be hard for the market move until the poll results are released. The pound obviously will take center stage. But other European currencies and particularly dollar/yen also bear watching as the pair will reflect swings in risk sentiment,” said Shin Kadota, chief Japan FX strategist at Barclays in Tokyo.The dollar was up 0.1 percent at 104.595 yen after moving the previous day in a narrow 104.855-104.310 range.The greenback has sagged against the yen after Tuesday’s testimony by Federal Reserve Janet Yellen was seen to have played down the chances of a U.S. interest rate increase in July.The euro gained 0.2 percent to $1.1324, adding to an overnight gain of 0.5 percent. A slight ebb in prospects of Britain leaving the EU has helped the common currency.The Australian dollar, seen as a rough proxy of risk sentiment, was up 0.2 percent at $0.7514, not far from a seven-week high of $0.7527 scaled overnight.last_img read more

Motu Patlu join Salman Khan Katrina Kaif Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena

first_imgMotu Patlu at Madame Tussauds Delhi.TwitterMuch loved Indian comic book characters Motu Patlu have been waxed at Madame Tussauds Delhi at their Connaught Place outlet. Fans of the lovable Motu and Patlu will now be able to meet them, or their waxed selves, alongside Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Diljit Dosanjh, Shahid Kapoor, Sonu Nigam, and Sunny Leone, amongst others.Madame Tussauds Delhi opened the wax statues of Motu Patlu for the public on June 4, 2019. Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli also finds a place in the Delhi Madame Tussauds, and so do prominent Indian personalities like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former President APJ Abdul Kalam, Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and revolutionary Bhagat Singh. International celebrities from the music world like Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Michael Jackson, and football star David Beckham, to name a few, can also be seen on display in their waxed avatar.Owned by the Lotpot Group, Motu Patlu is one of the iconic pairs of comic book characters in India. The characters also have a television series running successfully on Nickelodeon (Viacom18), produced by Cosmos-Maya, the company founded by filmmaker Ketan Mehta. Motu Patlu are as popular as Laurel and Hardy in India and abroad, if not more. Motu Patlu at Madame Tussauds.TwitterNina Elavia Jaipuria, Head – Hindi Mass Entertainment and the Kids TV Network at Viacom18 said in a statement, “Motu Patlu since its television debut on Nickelodeon seven years ago has gone on to be a global phenomenon, much loved and adored by kids. Taking the characters out of television screens into theatricals, consumer products, games have all added to the allure of the characters and helped forge an everlasting bond with kids.”PK Bajaj, Editor and Owner of Lotpot Group, said, “It always feels very nice to see and experience the love and affection people have for our characters Motu Patlu. We are happy now that the fans of Motu Patlu can meet and see their heroes in person.”Aman Bajaj, Publisher and Owner of Lotpot Group said, “The figures have come out very nice. They look so alive as if they will start talking. We cannot wait to see kids’ reactions when they will see their heroes in person. Great job done by Merlin team (of Madame Tussauds).” Shah Rukh Khan at Madame Tussauds Delhi.                          Madame TussaudsAccording to Cosmos-Maya, Motu Patlu are all set for a European adventure in the TV series, where they will visit Madame Tussauds London and other locations in Europe.”Currently we are working on Motu Patlu’s European sojourn. The world is our oyster. As IP creators and brand custodians of Motu Patlu’s highly popular and iconic audiovisual content, it is our endeavour to take the brand to the next level and push the boundaries of animation quality as we take the brand further,” Ketan Mehta said in a statement. The series will be called The Adventures of Motu Patlu in Europe.Get ready for unlimited joy and madness with your favourite cartoon jodi!Doors open on 4th June 2019, 2:00PM onwards! Book online & get 35% OFF: https://t.co/mQMiwd50tE #TussaudsDelhi #MotuPatlu #MotuPatluatTussauds #WaxFigure #launch #MadameTussauds #Cartoon #Jodi #kidsspecial pic.twitter.com/ZZrDdo0rQF— Madame Tussauds (@tussaudsdelhi) 4 June 2019And the adventures of Motu Patlu begin!!Dance with joy or pose around with the duo, make sure you don’t miss the craziness at Madame Tussauds!Book tickets online & get 35% off: https://t.co/mQMiwd50tE #TussaudsDelhi #MadameTussauds #MotuPatlu #MotuPatluatTussauds #kidsspecial pic.twitter.com/ODWvJ2ZWpu— Madame Tussauds (@tussaudsdelhi) 5 June 2019This Eid, we hope you receive happiness & joy in abundance! Celebrate this Eid with your friends & family at Madame Tussauds, world’s most famous wax attraction!#EidMubarak #TussaudsDelhi #Celebrity #MadameTussauds #WaxFigure #Eid2019 #EidMubarak2019 pic.twitter.com/kbblsFILDy— Madame Tussauds (@tussaudsdelhi) 5 June 2019last_img read more

AL infighting kills 2 in Pabna

first_imgMap of PabnaTwo people were killed and six others sustained bullet injuries in a clash between two factions of ‘Awami League ‘at Bharara in Sadar upazila on Monday, reports UNB.The deceased are Lashkar Khan, 70, and Malek Sheikh, 40.Locals said Awami League leaders Sultan and Akkas had long been at loggerheads over establishing supremacy in the area.As a sequel of the enmity, the supporters of both the groups locked into an altercation in the evening.At one stage, the both factions, equipped with firearms and lethal weapons, attacked each other.A chase and counter-chase took place between the feuding groups amid gunfire, killing two people on the spot and injuring eight others.Police went to the spot and brought the situation under control, said additional superintendent of police (Sadar circle) Ibne Mizan.He also said additional policemen were deployed in the area to avert further trouble.last_img read more

Water transportation resumes

first_imgTransportation on the waterways is likely to resume from Sunday morning after a two-day suspension.Transportation on the country’s waterways resumed on Sunday after a three-day disruption caused by very severe cyclonic storm Fani, reports UNB.Shafiqul Alam, director of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA), said the services resumed around 7:00am after the Chandpur-bound launch ‘MV Bogdadia’ left from Sadarghat.On 2 May, BIWTA suspended operations of all types of water vessels across the country due to inclement weather.The Chattogram port resumed operations on Saturday afternoon after a 30-hour disruption caused by Fani.last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Tuesday August 29

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uLuke Broadwater, of the Baltimore Sun reports on today’s meeting between Gov. Larry Hogan and city criminal justice leaders about Baltimore’s soaring homicide rate. Also, 84-year old Min. Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, recently proclaimed Jesus as his Redeemer, seemingly breaking from the group he has led for decades in a fundamental way. We’ll play excerpts from Farrakhan’s startling video declaration and open the phone lines…410.319.8888!These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img read more

Scientists discover new kind of bluegreen algae with carbonates in their cells

first_img(Phys.org) — Researchers studying organisms in Mexico’s Lake Alchichica have discovered a new species of cyanobacterium that unlike any other ever found, has bony, intracellular carbonates. Up till now, specimens with such mineral deposits in their systems have, as the team explains in their paper published in the journal Science, had them on the outsides of their cells. More information: Science 27 April 2012: Vol. 336 no. 6080 pp. 459-462 DOI: 10.1126/science.1216171 Cyanobacterium, known more widely as blue-green algae, are a major part of planet Earth’s many varied geochemical cycles. They take in carbon dioxide and give back oxygen and are believed to have been one of the driving forces that led to the evolution of other types of organisms that survive by breathing the oxygen they provide. Up till now, many types of cyanobacterium have been identified, both in the present and in the historical record, that have carbonate material on the outer edges of their cells that researchers believe is the result of ocean chemistry changes that caused the microbes to precipitate minerals out of their cells leading to calcified crystals.This new species however, appears to be working in a wholly different way. Instead of the carbonate material building up as the cyanobacterium purge minerals from their cells, they appear to be using the bony material as a means of allowing them to anchor themselves to rocks on the bottom of the lake.Because the mineral material – made up of calcium, magnesium, barium, carbonate and strontium (similar to that found in coral) found inside the tiny organisms is not the same percentagewise as minerals in its local environment, the researchers believe the newfound species, Candidatus Gloeomargarita lithophora, is somehow able to manipulate the minerals inside its cells to produce the optimal bonelike material that allows the cyanobacterium to sit on rocks and other structures at the bottom of the lake, thus, providing them with a unique niche in which to survive.Also, because it is not yet known whether the bony material inside the cells of the new species of cyanobacterium disperses when they die, researchers are considering the possibility that their new find may have played a role in early Earth history that until now, has never been identified. If the carbonates dissolve upon death, Candidatus Gloeomargarita lithophora would not have left any evidence of its existence behind.The next step in the research will be of course to find out if the mineral structures inside their cells do disperse when they die, and then to discern if they may help fill in some of the many gaps that still exist in the ancient history of our planet. Explore further © 2012 Phys.Org 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. Journal information: Science Citation: Scientists discover new kind of blue-green algae with carbonates in their cells (2012, April 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-04-scientists-kind-blue-green-algae-carbonates.html Mars’ missing carbon dioxide may be buriedlast_img read more