Irene bearing down on Bahamas

first_img 17 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweet NewsRegional Irene bearing down on Bahamas by: – August 24, 2011center_img Share Share Hurricane Irene passing through the Turks and Caicos Islands on Tuesday evening. NHC/NOAA visible imageMIAMI, USA — At 8:00 pm EDT on Tuesday, the centre of Hurricane Irene was located about 50 miles west-southwest of Grand Turk and about 90 miles east of Great Inagua, moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph.According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, this general motion is expected to continue through Tuesday night, followed by a turn toward the northwest on Wednesday. On the forecast track, the core of Irene will continue to impact the Turks and Caicos Islands during Tuesday evening and move near or over the southeastern and central Bahamas later Tuesday night and Wednesday, and near or over the northwestern Bahamas on Thursday.Maximum sustained winds remain near 90 mph, with higher gusts, making Irene a category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Irene could become a major hurricane Wednesday night or Thursday.According to the latest local reports from the Turks and Caicos Islands, at 7:00 pm the centre of Irene was approaching Providenciales, which was expecting a direct hit and was already experiencing heavy rains and 70+ mph winds, with a storm surge of between 4 to 5 feet.Power was out throughout the territory and downed lines were reported in Blue Hills on Providenciales.Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 40 miles from the centre of Irene and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 205 miles. The latest minimum central pressure recently reported by a NOAA hurricane hunter plane was 969 mb (28.61 inches).Hurricane conditions will continue to spread over the Turks and Caicos Islands during Tuesday evening. Tropical storm conditions will spread over the southeastern Bahamas during Tuesday evening, with hurricane conditions expected overnight. Tropical storm conditions are forecast to reach the central Bahamas late Tuesday night, with hurricane conditions expected by Wednesday. Tropical storm conditions are expected in the northwestern Bahamas by late Wednesday, with hurricane conditions expected by Thursday.In areas of onshore flow near the centre of Irene an extremely dangerous storm surge will raise water levels by as much as 7 to 11 feet above normal tide levels over the central and northwestern Bahamas and by as much as 5 to 8 feet above normal tide levels over the southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and dangerous waves. A storm surge will raise water levels by as much as 2 to 4 feet above normal tide levels along the north coast of Haiti.Irene is expected to produce additional rainfall accumulations of 1 to 3 inches across Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. Isolated maximum storm total amounts of 15 inches are possible in association with Irene. These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides in areas of steep terrain. Rainfall accumulations of 6 to 12 inches are expected in the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands.A hurricane warning is in effect for the Turks and Caicos Islands, southeastern, central and northwestern Bahamas. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the north coast of Haiti from Le Mole St Nicholas eastward to the Dominican Republic border.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Filipino government bans deployment of OFWs to Dominica

first_imgFilipino nurses. Image via: Caribbean News NowDominica has been named among countries that the government of the Philippines claim cannot guarantee protection of the rights of migrant workers.The Philippines government has announced a ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to eleven countries in the Caribbean including Dominica.The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) last week adopted the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to stop the deployment of OFWs to countries that lack laws to protect their rights. The deployment ban decision was made to comply with the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act or Republic Act (RA) 10022, which only allows the government to send Filipinos to “countries where the rights of Filipino migrant workers are protected.”Philippine Embassies and/or Missions have certified that the following host countries in the Caribbean are not compliant with guarantees for the protection of the rights of migrant workers: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Haiti, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Turks and Caicos Islands and US Virgin Islands.Dominica Vibes News 34 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share LocalNews Filipino government bans deployment of OFWs to Dominica by: – November 8, 2011last_img read more

Moyes set for £2m bonus if he saves West Ham from relegation

first_img But the Scot, 56, will be well rewarded if he can repeat the feat he pulled off in his first, short-term spell in 2018 and keep West Ham up thanks to the £2m bonus. And it is understood there are further incentives written in beyond survival relating to West Ham’s final position. Moyes confirmed there is also an extension clause in the contract he signed to replace Pellegrini who was halfway through a three-year deal worth up to £7m-a-year including his bonuses when the axe fell. And he is confident he will haul West Ham clear of trouble and earn an extended stay. Read Also:West Ham confirm David Moyes return on 18-month deal Moyes said: ‘This time I’m going to make it where there’s no choice that they [West Ham] will always want to renew in the future. ‘I’m really that thrilled to go again and I’m going to make it impossible that the clause can’t be implemented.’ FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Little Cafe For Animal Lovers That You Will Never Want To Leave10 Largest Cities In The WorldPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise Youcenter_img David Moyes is in line for a £2million bonus if he can steer West Ham to Premier League safety — and will earn even more if the Hammers finish further up the table. moyes West Ham turned back to Moyes after sacking Manuel Pellegrini on Saturday. Moyes begins his second reign as Hammers manager against Bournemouth on Wednesday with the club 17th, just a point outside the drop zone and on a poor run of just two wins from their last 13 league games. David Moyes is looking at a £2million bonus if he can guide West Ham to Premier League safety Moyes returned to the London Stadium on an 18-month deal worth around an initial £2m a year.Advertisementlast_img read more

Fernandes targets improvements after victory over Chelsea

first_img Victory in the capital saw us close the gap on Frank Lampard’s fourth-placed side to just three points, as the battle for Champions League places took another twist. Read Also:Bruno Fernandes Can Cope Well With Expectations – Bolasie While our January recruit was thrilled with the result, which completed our first league double over Chelsea since 1987/88, Fernandes still feels there are areas to improve on. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Portuguese international has made an impressive start to life with the Reds, picking up the Man of the Match award in both of his appearances since joining the club from Sporting Lisbon in January. The 25-year-old earned 30 percent of the fans’ votes in our Official App, while Harry Maguire finished second with 19 percent and Eric Bailly was third in the poll, with 17 percent. All fourteen players involved were on the shortlist. As well as scooping the post-match award on Monday night, Bruno also registered his first assist in United colours, when he picked out Harry Maguire for the Reds’ second goal of the evening at Stamford Bridge. Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, was delighted with our 2-0 Premier League victory over Chelsea on Monday night, but still feels the Reds can play better. Promoted Content7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldHow They Made Little Simba Look So Lifelike in ‘The Lion King’Why Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Is This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Unusual And Unique Beauty Of Indian Women7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had LeftSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made Loading… last_img read more

Eto’o still holds AFCON highest goals record – CAF

first_img Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Confederation of Africa Football, CAF, has confirmed that no player scored more goals in the history of Africa Cup of Nations than Samuel Eto’o. The Cameroonian legend netted a record of 18 goals in six editions he played for The Indomitable Lions in. read also:Step up your game, Eto’o urges Chukwueze Eto’o was among the Cameroon team that won back to back AFCON titles in 2000 and 2002. He also took part in four more editions (2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010), scoring at least a goal in each of them, which is also a record (scoring in six different AFCON editions) that he shares with Zambia’s Kalusha Bwalya and Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan.center_img Eto’o who played for the likes of giants Real Madrid and Barcelona (Spain), Inter Milan (Italy) and Chelsea (England) among others, donned Cameroon short in 118 caps, scoring 56 goals in the process; a national record. Eighteen of these goals came in the African flagship competition as Eto’o set himself as the all-time record goal scorer, overtaking Cote d’Ivoire’s Laurent Pokou (14 goals).Advertisement Promoted ContentTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World7 Of The Best Top Models From IndiaTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV NowCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?9 Iconic Roles That Got Rejected By World Famous ActorsCan You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces?last_img read more

NegOcc Capitol to get WiFi access soon

first_imgTwo more accesspoints will be installed and operational within the year, he added. BACOLODCity – TheDepartment of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is preparing toset up a free wireless internet service within the provincial capitolbuilding and lagoon here. DICT-NegrosOccidental Romeo Tome said the first access point has already been installedinside the building as of Monday. PHOTO BY NEGROS OCCIDENTAL On Oct. 24, theDICT-Negros Occidental launched the free WiFi live site in its provincialoffice along Aguinaldo Street, which is within the vicinity of the ProvincialCapitol and other government offices. Up next in theprovince are nine other municipalities, including E.B. Magalona, Pulupandan,Ilog, Murcia, Candoni, Moises Padilla, La Castellana, Hinigaran, andBinalbagan. One accesspoint located inside the Capitol compound will serve the provincial governmentoffices and their clients while another one will have an effectivity rangecovering the lagoon premises. Thesocio-economic activities get a boost because of easy and faster internetconnection, he added. Republic Act10929, or the “Free Internet Access in Public Places Act”, mainly aims topromote knowledge-building among citizens and enabling them to participate inthe evolving information and communication age. Tome saidapplicants for clearance in the nearby office of the National Bureau ofInvestigation-Bacolod also benefit from the free WiFi access. In NegrosOccidental, the free Wi-Fi first went live in San Enrique town in early Octoberas part of the government’s “Free WiFi for All” program, which also coversfirst to sixth class municipalities. “We are lookingat faster and more efficient delivery of government services once the free WiFiaccess starts,” Tome said, noting that if the internet connectivity increases,the gross domestic product growth of an area also increases. The lawprovides for free internet at access points, such as national and localgovernment offices, public basic education institutions, state universities andcolleges, technology institutions, public hospitals, health centers, ruralhealth units, public parks, plazas, libraries, barangay reading centers, publicairports and seaports, and public transport terminals. (Witha report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

Duterte says ‘sorry’ to Robredo for believing ‘fake news’ on UN probers

first_img“So basahinlang niya iyan, it is all there and that is where she would exercise herduties, kung meron,” he said. “Ako di pa siya nagtatrabaho nang husto,I have yet to see her (Robredo) working as an ICAD chair and there’s a productof discussion.”/PN Duterte added that Robredo’s mandate asco-chair of the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-illegal Drugs (ICAD) was in theexecutive order creating it. President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Vice President Leni Robredo as co-chairman of the government’s anti-drug campaign on Oct. 31. Robredo accepted her appointment on Nov. 6, much to the surprise of many, especially her allies in the political opposition, who have advised her against taking on the assignment. ABS-CBN NEWS The President has earlier warned that hewill slap a human rights advocate in front of Robredo but the latter quicklyclarified that she only met with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and officersof the United States Embassy. MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte hasapologized to Vice President Leni Robredo for believing a “fake news” that shehad invited a United Nations (UN) prosecutor to look into his administration’swar on drugs. Despite apologizing, President Dutertesaid that he still cannot trust Robredo, who he recently appointed as co-chairof the administration’s anti-narcotics body, since she was from the opposition. He discovered that the information wasnot true upon watching a news report with Robredo directly denying theallegation. “If she says that’s false news, Ibelieve her. And I am sorry because I said you only realize that it is falsenews when the news comes out. And you hear it and you talk about it, you reactto it, that is the problem,” Duterte told reporters in an interview onSaturday. “There can never be a trust that can benurtured between the two of us for the simple reason that Leni Robredo is withthe opposition, ako andito sa kabila,”said Duterte. last_img read more

4 persons arrested over ‘pusoy’

first_imgILOILO City – Four persons landed injail after police caught them playing the illegal card game pusoy.  Antonio Biñas, Arman Casipe with hisbrothers Roberto, and Francisco were arrested Friday in Barangay Mapili, SanEnrique, Iloilo. Officers of the municipal police stationrecovered from them a set of playing card and bet money which amounted to P623.center_img The suspects were detained and facingcharges./PNlast_img

Palestinians cut ties with Israel, US after rejecting peace plan

first_imgPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures as he speaks during a ceremony marking the 15th anniversary of the death of his predecessor Yasser Arafat, in Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Nov. 11, 2019. REUTERS/MOHAMAD TOROKMAN The blueprint, endorsed by IsraeliPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calls for the creation of a demilitarizedPalestinian state that excludes Jewish settlements built in occupied territoryand is under near-total Israeli security control.(Reuters) CAIRO – The Palestinian Authority hascut all ties with the United States (US) and Israel, including those relatingto security, after rejecting a Middle East peace plan presented by US PresidentDonald Trump, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday.center_img Abbas was in Cairo to address the ArabLeague, which backed the Palestinians in their opposition to Trump’s plan.  last_img read more

Priests at Gothic cathedral master livestream amid virus threat

first_imgPriest Philippe Rochas, left, and Jean-Benoit de Beauchene pack up livestreaming equipment after holding a closed door Sunday mass at the St. Vincent de Paul church in Marseille, southern France, Sunday, March 22, 2020. AP MARSEILLE – Recent restrictions ongatherings in France to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus have forcedreligious communities to adapt the way they express their faith. “I already realize that the people whosee us online are very happy to have this service, as a kind of comfort,”Rochas told The Associated Press. (AP) This Sunday, however, he sat hunchedover a webcam as he and his fellow priests prepared an empty meeting room tolive-stream Sunday Mass directly to the screens of parishioners confined athome. On a typical Sunday morning, FatherPhilippe Rochas greets roughly 350 worshippers as they trickle into theneo-Gothic St.-Vincent-de-Paul church in the heart of Marseille.last_img read more