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Isaac expected to reach Eastern Caribbean islands Thursday

first_img Barbados, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines bracing… You may be interested in… Isaac now moving across the Caribbean Sea Sep 26, 2018 Isaac a little weaker as it moves towards the Eastern CaribbeanThe Wednesday morning forecast includes a Tropical Storm Warning for Dominica, Guadeloupe and Martinique, and a Tropical Storm Watch for Antigua/Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts/Nevis, Saba and St. Eustatius.  However, forecasters say the maximum sustained winds have decreased from 75 to about 60 mph (95 km/h) and further gradual weakening is…September 12, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”Tropical Storm-force winds nearing the Leeward IslandsA weakening Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to pass through the Leeward Islands and Northern Windward Islands today bringing storm force winds and heavy rains. The Thursday morning Advisory puts Isaac at 15.4 North, 59.7 West or 105 miles (170 km) East of Dominica, and moving towards the West at…September 13, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”Isaac now moving across the Caribbean SeaAn 11:00 am Advisory has put the Centre of Tropical Storm Isaac at 14.9 North, 61.8 West or about 50 miles (75 km) South West of Dominica.  Isaac is moving away from the Eastern Caribbean Islands and into the Caribbean Sea at near 20 mph (31 km/h).  The maximum sustained…September 13, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApp Eastern Caribbean bracing for strengthening Tropical Storm… Sep 13, 2018center_img A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Dominica, Guadeloupe and Martinique, and a Tropical Storm Watch for Antigua/Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts/Nevis, Saba and St. Eustatius.  However, forecasters say  Tropical Storm Isaac’s maximum sustained winds have decreased from 75 to about 60 mph (95 km/h) and further gradual weakening is expected during the next few days. The latest Advisory puts Isaac’s centre at 15.1 North, 55.7 West or 370 miles  East of Dominica. It is moving towards the West at 21 mph (28 km/h) and this path should take it across the island chain and into the Caribbean sea on Thursday. Forecasters expect Isaac to produce between two and four inches of rainfall across Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe and up to one inch in the remaining Windward and the Leeward Islands. The rainfall may cause flash flooding. Sep 19, 2018 CDEMA sets US$3M targeted budget for hurricane season Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Sep 26, 2018last_img read more

Candys in High Court branding row

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Cool For A Cause

first_imgDrawbertson x Animalia Australia Tee, $50BUSHY Boxer Briefs Set, $56Pippa Small’s Kangaroo Pendant, $370Save The Koalas Sweatshirt, $39.55[Click image to enlarge]In the wake of the widespread bushfires in Australia, we’ve selected a few stylish finds that give back to our Aussie pals. From a collaboration between artist Donald Robertson and Animalia on a line of t-shirts made from recycled materials, to a little golden kangaroo pendant, supporting a good cause has never looked so cool. Sharelast_img read more

Flanders Medic Making Recovery

first_imgJeff Alt, a paramedic who works for the Flanders Northampton Volunteer Ambulance Corps and was diagnosed with COVID-19, is making a comeback. Last week, he was removed from machinery helping him breathe, and later transferred out of the intensive care unit at Stony Brook University Hospital, where he had been for nine days. On Monday, May 11, he said he is in a regular unit, being weaned off oxygen, and is hoping to be discharged later in the week. The 40-year-old explained over Facebook Messenger from his hospital bed that he got sick two weeks earlier. The symptoms came on slow, starting with chills, aches, and then nausea. A week later, he began to experience difficulty breathing and a cough. “That’s when I went in,” he said of entering the hospital. He was quickly taken to the ICU. “I was going to get intubated, but I fought it off,” Alt said. “They had the equipment ready to put me under. I was 15 minutes away from a ventilator, but knowing the poor outcomes, I begged not to be.” Instead of a ventilator, he was put on a bilevel positive airway pressure, or BiPAP machine, a less invasive ventilatory support system for COVID-19 patients. “The doctors are surprised of my status thus far, because I am beyond where I should be,” he said. “I am a fighter, and plan on defeating odds.” The experience has taken a toll on him physically, emotionally, and financially, he admitted. Upon being hospitalized, Alt’s friends and co-workers from across Suffolk County, where he has volunteered and worked in emergency medical services for the last 20 years, have raised money for him and his family. So far, more than $19,000 has been donation. To contribute, visit www.gofundme.com/f/help-for-jeff-alt. Mark Dunleavy, the ambulance corps chief, said everyone is happy to hear Alt is recovering, adding the paramedic is “a strong-willed fighter.” “We expect a speedy recovery,” Dunleavy said.taylor@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

Linde thought to be investing in South Korea

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Lundin Starts Appraisal Drilling at Luno II (Norway)

first_imgLundin Petroleum AB  has announced that drilling at the well 16/5-5 in PL410, in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, has started. The well will target the Luno II South structure, located 9 km southeast of the Luno II discovery well 16/4-6S in PL359. The Luno II discovery is located approximately 15 km south of the Edvard Grieg field.The main objective of well 16/5-5 is to prove the extension of the Luno II discovery into PL410. The reservoir is expected to be of Jurassic/Triassic age. Lundin Petroleum estimates the Luno II discovery to contain gross contingent resources of 25 to 120 MMboe. The northern part of the Luno II South structure is located in PL359.The planned total depth is 2375 metres below mean sea level and the well will be drilled using the semi-submersible drilling rig Bredford Dolphin. Drilling is expected to take approximately 40 days.Lundin Norway is the operator and has a 70 percent working interest in PL410. Partner is Statoil Petroleum AS with 30 percent working interest.[mappress]Press Release, November 11, 2013; Image: BGlast_img read more

A bad case of the wobbles

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Fire causes interstate overpass to collapse in Atlanta

first_img ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://on-ajc.com/2nl88ef) the fire burned for more than an hour under I-85 northbound near Piedmont Road, spewing large plumes of black smoke skyward.“We do have the fire under control,” said Sgt. Cortez Stafford, a spokesman for the Atlanta Fire Department.“The part that is not contained is the part that is under the section of the bridge that has collapsed,” Stafford said, adding that he does not expect the blaze to spread to any other structures.Witnesses said troopers told motorists to turn around on the bridge because they were concerned about its integrity. Minutes later, the bridge collapsed.Stafford said a portion of the bridge fell about 7 p.m.Capt. Mark Perry of the Georgia State Patrol told the newspaper that the agency doesn’t know what started the fire but that terrorism is not suspected.“The speculation I heard was it was some PVC products that caught fire,” Gov. Nathan Deal told reporters. “I do not know why they did or what the source of their transport was. But those are questions that will hopefully be answered at least by tomorrow morning.”Deal added that “to his knowledge we have not had any injuries as a result of this fire on the bridge.”I-85 has been shut down in both directions “for the foreseeable future,” a spokesman for the Georgia Department of Transportation said.The department warned all motorists to stay off I-85. Alternate routes include taking I-75 to I-285 or I-20 to I-285.Multiple media outlets report traffic was bumper to bumper on Buford Highway as people tried to escape the backup from the collapse.Deal said inspectors were at the scene and they’ve contacted the original company that built the bridge to come in and assess the extent of the damage.“We’re trying to determine everything we can about how quickly can we repair it and get it back in service,” Deal said. “I can assure you we will do everything to expedite the repair and replacement of that section of the bridge.” Fire causes interstate overpass to collapse in Atlanta Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Published: March 30, 2017 7:29 PM EDT Updated: March 30, 2017 10:18 PM EDT SHARElast_img read more

Zimbabwe to start paying white farmers compensation after April

first_imgZimbabwe President and candidate Emmerson Mnangagwa stands after casting his ballot at Sherwood Primary School in Kwekwe on July 30 2018, during Zimbabwe’s 2018 general elections to elect the president and members of Parliament. (Photo by Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP) Zimbabwe is to start paying compensation this year to thousands of white farmers who lost land under former president Robert Mugabe’s land reform nearly two decades ago, the government said, as it seeks to bring closure to a highly divisive issue.Two decades ago Mugabe’s government carried out at times violent evictions of 4,500 white farmers and redistributed the land to around 300,000 black families, arguing it was redressing imbalances from the colonial era.But land reform still divides public opinion as opponents see it as a partisan process that left the country struggling to feed itself.President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government sees the paying of compensation to white farmers as key to mend ties with the West, and set aside $17.5 million in this year’s budget to that end. The initial payments will target those in financial distress, while full compensation will be paid later.“The registration process and list of farmers should be completed by the end of April 2019, after which the interim advance payments will be paid directly to former farm owners,” Zimbabwe’s ministries of finance and agriculture said in a joint statement on Monday.They said the process to identify and register farmers for compensation was being undertaken the Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) and a committee representing the farmers.A committee comprising government officials and former farm owners is currently valuing improvements made on the farms. That process should end next month and will determine the full amount due to the farmers.The government, which maintains it will only pay compensation for infrastructure and improvements on farms and not for the land, is talking to international financial institutions on options to raise the full amount to pay farmers.Colonialists seized some of the best agricultural land and much of it remained in the hands of white farmers after independence in 1980, while many blacks were landless.Related Zimbabwe considers compensation tribunal for former white farmers Zimbabwe’s government plans to compensate white farmers Zimbabwe’s white farmers optimistic about land compensation pledgelast_img read more

CTO anticipates three percent increase in Caribbean tourist arrivals in 2014

first_img Sharing is caring! NEW YORK, United States, Monday February 10, 2014, CMC – The Caribbean is anticipating at least a three per cent increase in tourist arrivals in 2014, after recording a significant increase in overall arrivals last year.Chairman of the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), Beverly Nicholson-Doty, delivering the annual “State of the Industry Report” here on Monday, said that with the global economic crisis expected to improve in 2014, the demand for travel will remain buoyant.“As a result, tourist arrivals to the Caribbean are expected to rise between two and three per cent in 2014,” she said, noting that it was evident that “the atmosphere of despair has lifted and the Caribbean anticipates an improved performance in 2014.“Clearly, we continue to face challenges, therefore, we can be neither cocky, complacent or over confident. We have to fight to boost arrivals both from the traditional markets and new and emerging markets. The figures suggest that South America has immense potential,” she said.Nicholson-Doty said cruise activity is also expected to pick up in 2014with some of the new ships expected to be deployed in the region.“The CTO predicts that cruise passenger arrivals to the Caribbean will increase by about three per cent in 2014,” she added.Nicholson-Doty said the regional tourist industry was showing signs of positive progress, adding “one of the most powerful signs of this progress is the rise in estimated visitor spend, with expenditure growing quicker than visitor arrivals for the first time in three years.Ok sandy“We see this progress in the record number of overall arrivals in 2013. This progress is manifested in the rapid rise in the number of visitors from South America who are coming to the Caribbean in record numbers. You can tell there’s progress when a record number of Caribbean residents travelled within the region for touristic purposes, despite transportation challenges. “She said the strongest indicator of progress is the rate of visitor expenditure.“Fuelled by the accommodation sector, visitors to the region spent over US$28 billion in 2013, an increase of 2.3 per cent when compared to 2012. The hotel sector performed even better, recording a rise of over seven-and-a-half per cent in room revenues. During this period all the performance indicators remained positive,” she said.She quoted industry travel researches as indicating that the average room rates were up nearly US$10 to US$186 US and that the average revenue per available room also grew by about 10 dollars to US$125 dollars. Occupancy levels were at 67 per cent, directly in line with pre-crisis levels.But the top regional tourism official said that these positive signs were tempered somewhat by the fact that the overall growth rate slowed last year in comparison to 2012.“Mixed performance among the destinations resulted in a one-point-eight per cent rise in tourist arrivals, a lot slower than the 4.9 per cent rise in 2012. Still the Caribbean welcomed over 25 million stayover visitors last year, up from 24.6 million in 2012,” she said.She said in March last year, nearly three million tourists visited the Caribbean, a 5.5 per cent increase over the previous record of nearly 2.34 million in 2008 and 6.6 per cent above the 2.6 million who came in March 2012.The Caribbean also recorded growth in stop-over arrivals during each month of the summer season, with the exception of July and September, which were flat. The summer season runs from May to December.She said the 1.8 per cent rise is an indication that the momentum experienced over the previous two years has slowed, due mainly to the relatively weak economic conditions in the key markets.“However, while the main source markets are sputtering, tourists from South America are flocking to the region in large numbers.“The total number of arrivals from that region climbed from an estimated 859 thousand in 2009 to nearly one-and-a-half million last year. That’s 13 per cent higher than 2012 and a whopping 70 per cent over 2009. This is due to the strong economies in South America, particularly Brazil and Venezuela.”Nicholson-Doty said that statistics show that arrivals to the 18-nation Commonwealth Caribbean declined by half a percentage point in 2013, with the countries of sub-regional Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) recording marginal growth of 0.1 per cent. Arrivals to the Other Commonwealth countries fell slightly by 0.6 per cent.On the other hand, the group of Dutch Caribbean countries performed well compared to the wider Caribbean. These territories saw a near five per cent rise in their figures, fuelled mainly by an 18 per cent upsurge in travel from South America. Arrivals from the more traditional US markets were up just under 3,5 per cent.Caribbean Media Corporation 19 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share NewsRegional CTO anticipates three percent increase in Caribbean tourist arrivals in 2014 by: – February 10, 2014last_img read more