Mini Satellite View of Hurricane Dorian Shows Intense Storm Activity

first_img A new view of Hurricane Dorian was captured by an experimental NASA weather satellite and it gives an inside look at the layers of the storm and how they change in Earth’s atmosphere.Temporal Experiment for Storms and Tropical Systems Demonstration (TEMPEST-D), which is the size of a cereal box, observed rain bands in four layers of the storm as Hurricane Dorian approached Florida on September 3, NASA said in a press release. Multiple vertical layers in the image above show where the strongest convective “storms” within the hurricane are moving high into the atmosphere, with pink, red, and yellow hues representing areas with the heaviest rainfall.TEMPEST-D, which is also known as a CubeSat, uses a smaller version of a microwave radiometer, a radio wave instrument that’s used to measure moisture and rain within the clouds. If this mini satellite can successfully monitor storms like Hurricane Dorian, this tech demonstration may help create a train of tiny satellites that work together to track storms worldwide. NASA says CubeSats are less expensive to build than traditional satellites, and if used in a “network,” they could improve forecasting data and international storm coverage.A look inside #HurricaneDorian with @NASA‘s experimental weather CubeSat, TEMPEST-D. While only the size of a cereal box, this satellite technology demo could help improve global storm coverage and forecasting data: https://t.co/ajnm0KRNCP pic.twitter.com/Ci0S0khENT— NASA Earth (@NASAEarth) September 4, 2019The TEMPEST-D mission is led by Colorado State University and managed by JPL in collaboration with Blue Canyon Technologies in Colorado and Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. As a technology demonstration mission, it aims to provide the first temporal observations of precipitation and cloud processes on a global scale. With TEMPEST-D, NASA and other agencies can improve global storm coverage and keep an eye on hurricanes, such as Dorian, worldwide.More on Geek.com:Here’s What It’s Like to Fly Inside the Eye of Hurricane DorianWatch: Here’s How Florida’s Gatorland Is Preparing for Hurricane DorianWatch: Incredible Views of Hurricane Dorian From Space Station Civil War Cannonballs Wash Up on Beach After Hurricane DorianWild Horses of NC to Ride Out Hurricane With ‘Butts to the Wind’ Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Former priest sentenced to jail in theft

first_imgThe former priest at Vancouver’s St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church who stole thousands of dollars from the parish was sentenced Thursday to 40 days in jail and ordered to pay more than $35,000 in restitution.Armando Sosa Perez, 56, pleaded guilty in September in Clark County Superior Court to three counts of first-degree theft. He stole an estimated $50,000 from the church at 8701 N.E. 119th St. between July 2011 and September 2014, court records show. However, the Archdiocese of Seattle settled on a restitution amount of $35,179.83, the prosecution said.Deputy Prosecutor Aaron Bartlett said Perez skimmed money from baptismal fees and collection plates, and abused the parish’s business debit and credit cards to make substantial personal purchases. The majority of the stolen money came from Hispanic parishioners, according to a probable cause affidavit.Perez was assigned to the St. John parish in July 2003 but transferred in July 2014 to a parish in Renton, the affidavit states.After he left, a bookkeeper for St. John raised concerns about Perez’s financial practices. The Archdiocese of Seattle commissioned a forensic accountant to conduct the parish’s annual audit and discovered the misuse of funds, court records said.Perez reportedly didn’t follow the protocol for collecting and securing offerings, specifically for the Spanish Mass, which is the parish’s largest Mass. He used the parish’s credit card to pay for meals and a trip to visit his father in California, despite receiving a stipend for meals. The bookkeeper said she suspected he also stole fees or donations for baptisms and weddings, because after he left that revenue significantly increased, according to court documents.last_img read more

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Weather Eye Sun is welcome but also fleeting

first_img Well that sure didn’t take long to return to a cool, cloudy and somewhat wet day Monday, did it? We managed to get two dry days over the weekend without measurable rain, although a trace was reported in Vancouver just before midnight Sunday.The other milestone is that we soared to a 66-degree high on Easter Sunday, the warmest day since Nov. 10. I placed two gold starts on the calendar for that one. Despite our temperatures mingling with 60 degrees, overall the April average mean temperature for Vancouver is still about 1 degree below normal.With just under 2 inches in the rain gauge for the month as of Monday afternoon, we are also running above average in that department. I got to tell you, with all this rain this past season and the current April showers, look out in May for an explosion that should rock our neck of the woods with flower blossoms.I was having brunch Sunday along the Columbia River and it is still running high and murky. Watching several tugboats pushing barges upriver, they barely made it under the structure without a bridge lift.Looking down the road more unsettled weather with showers and rain will be upon us through Thursday. Friday appears bright and warm with maybe, hold your breath, our first 70-degree day! Is this an iron-clad guarantee? Uh, no. Maybe the weekend holds dry and mild too, but more cool showery weather will be crossing the Pacific and it just seems to like us. I mean two weekends in a row of fair weather? That would be impressive. Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com.last_img read more

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The Gyro Shack opens location in Hazel Dell

first_imgGreek restaurant chain The Gyro Shack has opened a franchise in Hazel Dell, at 7902 N.E. Sixth Ave.Franchise owners Vince Carich and Tim Martens said in a prepared statement that the restaurant will “be a perfect fit for Vancouverites who love authentic Greek food.”The 1,100-square-foot restaurant is the fourth franchise for the Boise, Idaho-based chain. A fifth one is expected to open sometime this year at upcoming development Union Station on Northeast 192nd Avenue.The Gyro Shack is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays.last_img read more

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SALT program helps seniors learn about prevent crime

first_imgShortly after Laura Meyer and her husband, Donald Harvey Meyer, moved back to Vancouver in 2007, the couple went to a 50+ Connections expo at the Hilton.“50+ Connections was a large kind of convention for older adults,” said Laura Meyer. “They had every group imaginable that’s important to seniors there, and one of them was SALT.”That’s how Laura and Donald Meyer, ages 71 and 78, learned about Seniors and Law Enforcement Together — SALT for short — a joint program of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Camas Police Department and Vancouver Police Department. For more than two decades, the program has helped connect Clark County’s elderly population with police officers at city and county levels through a monthly series of informative meetings.Kasey Frazier, outreach program assistant for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, said that SALT’s “primary purpose is information on crime prevention and perception of crime.”“Most of our seniors are pretty savvy to crime and scams, especially — we do a lot of emphasis on scams and phone scams, like the grandparent scam — most of them are pretty smart about that stuff,” she said.last_img read more

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Success Story For Tabanani Village In Kwinella Ward Lower River Region

first_imgBY: Muhammed BarrowBackground InformationThe community of TABANANI is predominantly a Fula speaking language grouping. As accustomed in rural Gambian villages, the people of TABANANI depend highly on farming, as a source of their livelihood. Before the arrival of the Tri-cycle Ambulance, they used to travel for 3km to reach Kwinella Health Facility. In addition, the community of  TABANANI are not privileged to access basic facilities which has exposed them to lack of access to good roads, difficulty in accessing Major Referrals health facilities, just to name a few.Notwithstanding, they had the opportunity to be part of the Maternal Child Health Nutrition Result Project (MCHNRP) in 2017, and are among the second batch of communities to benefit in LRR. This inclusion in the project triggered a Participatory Rapid Appraisal (PRA) in the community, which was coordinated by the Department of Community Development field staff. After a successful PRA led by the community members, several needs were highlighted amongst which was the lack of an Ambulance for the referral of patients to Kwinella Health facility.TABANANI before the ProjectThe women of TABANANI find it very difficult to get their basic needs. They find it extremely difficult to evacuate sick patients most especially pregnant mothers and the weak, who are carried on donkey carts as the means of transportation in the village. This means of transporting pregnant mothers and the weak, has always been risky for both mother and the child, which has led to high rate of maternal and child mortality in the community.‘‘My name is Gidda Jawo and I am the secretary of the Village Development Committee (VDC). We are very contented at the moment, because we have been waiting for this day for years now. Our women have suffered during labour, to the extent that some even lose their lives at times, on their way to Soma Major Health facility. We are thankful to NaNa for this development,” she said.What is the ChangeThe acquisition of a Tri-Cycle Ambulance through the MCHNRP, is a great accomplishment for the inhabitants of TABANANI. This is revealed by the facts gathered from people in the community. According to most of them, this development did not only come to improve their livelihood, but to save their lives.The newly purchased Tri-Cycle Ambulance is regarded by many as the most significant change achieved. The plan now is to construct a security house for the tri-cycle.How did it StartA sensitization program coordinated by the Regional Health Team (RHT), was conducted in the community where members regardless of gender or age, gathered. The forum revealed to the community that they are part of the project and highlighted how they were selected. The VDC and Village Support Group (VSG) were trained as the coordinators of the project at village level, to perform their duty as expected. After their training, the coordinators were task to train the rest of the community most importantly women and girls, between the ages of 15 to 49.The Department of Community Development then conducted a PRA where all the people were gathered to identify problems hindering their lives and livelihood. Among the priorities was the provision of a tri-cycle Ambulance as their major concern.When the PRA was analysed and documented, a contract was signed between the people of TABANANI and RHD which incorporated some indicators to be followed and for the community to be paid some cash in accordance with the results from the assessment and verification team. The contract includes a business plan which indicates the community’s problems according to priority. Money generated from the project will be used to fund other sub-projects.Challenges Despite registering enormous success from the project, the people of TABANANI highlighted some challenges during the process, some of which still exists. These include:Delay of project funds making it difficult during the implementation process as the payment was done by installment.Sometimes expected to score high in the LQAS which turns to low scores resulting to de-motivate the concerned inhabitants.High cost incurred on the tri-cycle Ambulance as a priority projectlast_img read more

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Clarifying The Issue Of Justice Ag Chambers Versus State House

first_imgFaraba Banta is still fresh in the minds of the people. After the Kanilai incident Faraba Banta marked the second bloodiest incident under the Barrow administration. The establishment of a commission of inquiry did contribute to calming the situation pending the results of the inquiry.The traumatized community wants the problem to be contained. The state needs to explain how that could happen under the law. The law has provided for the way a case in court could be discontinued. This is a power vested in the prosecution under the leave of the Attorney General. Hence if any appeal is made it is important for Foroyaa to explain when the prosecution under the leave of the Attorney General could discontinue a case in court and when the president could pardon convicted prisoners.Section 85 subsection (1) of the Constitution provides for the discontinuation of proceedings. It states:“(1) The Director of Public Prosecutions shall have power in any case in which he or she considers it desirable to do so, and subject to the approval of the Attorney-General –(a)     to initiate and undertake criminal proceedings against any person before any court for an offence against the law of The Gambia;(b)     to take over and continue any such criminal proceedings that have been instituted by any other person or authority:(c)     to discontinue at any stage before Judgement is delivered any criminal proceedings instituted or undertaken by himself or herself or any other person or authority:Provided that the Director of Public Prosecutions shall not-(i)      take over and continue any  private prosecution without  the consent  of the private prosecutor and the court;  or(ii)     discontinue any private prosecution without the consent of the private prosecutor.”It is therefore clear that discontinuation of cases is the handy work of the prosecution under the direction and control of the Attorney General.On the other hand, once a person is convicted the President has the mandate to grant pardon. Section 82 subsection (1) of the Constitution states:“(1) The President may, after consulting the Committee established by subsection (2)-(a)     grant to any  person convicted of any offence a pardon either free or subject to lawful conditions;(b)     grant to any person a respite, either indefinite or for a specified period, of the execution of any punishment imposed on that person for any offence;(c)     substitute a less severe form of punishment for any punishment imposed on any person for any offence;(d)     remit the whole or any part of any punishment imposed on any person for such an offence or any penalty otherwise due to the Republic on account of any offence.”Hence in issuing statements, state House should rely on the letter and spirit of the Constitution in order not to err in its judgment. Powers to discontinue proceedings lie with the prosecution under the direction and control of the Attorney General. They are the ones who could be requested to discontinue any proceedings.The powers of the President to pardon come after conviction. This is the language of the law and that of precedent. This is how matters stand.last_img read more

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Modric believes Ronaldo will remain at Madrid

first_imgReal Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has said that he doesn’t think Cristiano Ronaldo will depart Real Madrid even as reports indicate that the Portuguese star will join Juventus on a deal rumoured to be around £88m.Modric is not convinced that the deal between his teammate Ronaldo and Juventus will go through.“Let’s see what happens,” the Croatia international star Modric told Sky Sports.“I don’t think he’s going to go and I would like him to stay because he’s the best player in the world. He means a lot and hopefully, he will stay.Juve are said to be on course to land Ronaldo in a deal worth £88m.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Modric who is also Croatia captain and winning four Champions League titles alongside Ronaldo, added:“I think he’s going to stay, that’s my opinion.“It would be very good if he stayed because I can’t imagine him in any other European team.”last_img read more

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Unai Emery reveals the plan to get the best out of

first_imgThe key to unlocking Mesut Ozil’s true potential at Arsenal over the past few seasons has left even experts baffled, but new coach Unai Emery believes that giving him a sense of “normality” is the answerOzil has been at the centre of a major controversy over the past few months with his picture with the controversial Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan having sparked a wide range of criticism from his native Germany.And thigs only got worse for Ozil following Germany’s disastrous World Cup campaign that had seen them eliminated from the group stages for the first time in 80 years with the Arsenal playmaker receiving the bulk of the blame for his lacklustre performances at Russia.As such, Ozil made the shocking announcement on social media on Sunday that he has retired from representing Germany at international level following all the “racism and disrespect” he has received.Preseason work ? #M1Ö #Singapore #YaGunnersYa #COYG @Arsenal pic.twitter.com/vSQF5aqE9l— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 24, 2018The 29-year-old has now reunited with his Arsenal teammates at their training camp in Singapore and took part of his first training session under Emery.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.While the former Real Madrid player will likely miss Arsenal’s International Champions Cup game against Atletico Madrid on Thursday, he could make a return for the club in Saturday’s meeting with Paris Saint Germain.And Emery hopes that focusing on Arsenal will enable Ozil to forget about his recent troubles with Germany.“We want to give him normality,” said Emery, according to Football London.“He is very nice every day, he is training very well with his partners, We want to allow him to feel good with us and have a sense of normality every day.“I want to help him and everyone in the club is thinking like me, to help him and get him to show his quality with us.”He added: “For him, one thing is for the national team, and another thing is with us.“With us, normality will help him every day. This normality is best for him and I am sure he is going to have a big season with us this year.Ozil scored four goals and made eight assists in 26 Premier League games for Arsenal last season.last_img read more

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Everton and Barca reach Lucas Digne agreement

first_imgSpanish Champions Barcelona and Everton have agreed on a deal in principle to sign French full-back Lucas Digne according to reports.A report in Diario Sport earlier this week confirmed representatives of Everton FC were in the Catalan capital to discuss terms for the Barcelona left-back.El Mundo Deportivo now confirmed an agreement of a fixed €20m plus variables had been reached for the transfer of the Frenchman.Rumors are rife that a delay in an announcement is only because both clubs are equally trying to sort out a deal for Colombian international Mina.The Catalans signed the 23-year-old in January from Palmeiras for €11.6m, but he has featured only five times for the Spanish champions.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Mina was in fine form at the World Cup, scoring three goals for Colombia and has been linked to top European Clubs this summer including Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund.Digne has played second fiddle to Jordi Alba in his time at the Blaugrana but has always produced reliable performances when called upon.The former Paris Saint-Germain and Roma defender has made 47 first-team appearances across two seasons at Barca but only started eight league games last term.Juventus and Bayern Munich had also been linked to the Frenchman earlier this year, with a summer departure from the club appearing increasingly likely.Earlier this week, Everton boss Marco Silva admitted the club wanted to sign Digne, who moved to the Camp Nou in 2016 for a €16.5m deal.last_img read more

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Luke Shaw expresses how he feels about Man Untd Vs

first_imgAfter netting a decisive goal in the Manchester United season-opening against Leicester City, Manchester United Luke Shaw is determined to contribute more to the club.Shaw netted a goal that helped give Manchester United a 2-1 winning start to the Premier League campaign at Old Trafford on Friday.Luke expressed how he felt after the game when speaking to MUTV:“For me, today, for my career so far, it was the best feeling I’ve felt,” the left-back said.“I was quick to react from my touch, got round him [Ricardo Pereira], swung my foot at it and it just sort of connected right and went into the bottom corner. From there, I just went and celebrated.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“Honestly I can’t describe it, in front of the Stretford End, it’s the best feeling I’ve had. I’m so proud and happy to be able to help the team. Hopefully I made my family proud tonight too with my first goal and hopefully I can push on forward and get many more and help the team out more.”When asked to name the last time he found the net at any level, Luke said:“Probably Under-18s maybe when I was playing on the right-wing for Southampton! Actually, I think I scored one in pre-season with Southampton now I think about it, but it doesn’t count really – not compared to this!“Like I said, amazing feeling but the hard work doesn’t stop here. I keep pushing myself because I want to become better and better and help the team out more.”last_img read more

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Golden Boy 2018 40man shortlist announced

first_imgThe shortlist for the 2018 Golden Boy award has been reduced from 100 to 40 playersEach year, Italian newspaper Tuttosport hands out the award to the most impressive young player in Europe over the last 12 months.Previous winners include Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Paul Pogba.2017 winner Kylian Mbappe in on the shortlist yet again on the back of an incredible season that saw the 19-year-old striker win the World Cup and have a hand in Paris Saint-Germain’s domestic treble success.Should Mbappe win this year’s edition, then he will become the first player to have ever retained the award since it was first created in 2003.Tuttosport revealed that the French teenage star remains in the 40-man shortlist along with Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold.ole gunnar solskjaer, manchester unitedReport: Up to seven first team players out for United George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Manchester United have some serious injury problems with up to seven first-team players out.This Saturday, United have a Premier League clash with Leicester City….Manchester United full-back Diogo Dalot and Manchester City’s newest young midfielder star Phil Foden, who is being compared to Barcelona great Andres Iniesta, have also been included.Real Madrid winger Vinicius Junior and Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt are also up for the prize.The 40 nominees for the 2018 Golden Boy award. pic.twitter.com/wzq5s9FAQH— FootballTalentScout (@FTalentScout) October 1, 2018last_img read more

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AlexanderArnold extends Liverpool stay

first_imgThe Reds footballer has extended his contract with the English Premier League club after 67 appearances with the team.Trent Alexander-Arnold has been playing professionally for Liverpool in the past 18 months.And today, he signed a new contract deal that will extend his stay in the English Premier League club.“I would just say the main thing is the support from the fans that I’ve had that I probably didn’t expect to have,” he told the team’s official website.“I’ve always wanted it but never expected it. Just to have the support of the fans every single time I go out to play, to know that they’re behind you is something special.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I don’t think they understand how much they do for the team and how much we all really need them,” he added.“They’re turning up every single game – whether home, away, abroad, whether it’s freezing cold, they are still there and singing their hearts out for us, showing how much they love the club and how much they love us as players.”“It’s our chance to repay them with performances and the things we can do on the pitch,” he commented.“So, it’s probably the support from the fans that’s been the best thing for me.”last_img read more

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Watford want Kim MinJae

first_imgKorean League club Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC have confirmed they have received an offer for Kim Min-Jae to join Watford.South Korean defender Kim Min-Jae has been with K-League club Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC since 2017.He has appeared in 52 matches, scoring three goals.And now, the 2019 AFC Asian Cup participant is wanted by English Premier League side Watford.What to expect from Watford V Arsenal? Taimoor Khan – September 8, 2019 Arsenal are set to take on Watford this weekend and the game is definitely going to be quite a peculiar contest between two sides…“Watford have made an offer. I cannot give many details about the deal, but it will be like how Lee Jae-sung went to Germany,” a club official was quoted by Fox Sports Asia.“Kim also knows that Watford’s proposal has come in.”“The player and Watford are in negotiations and he is doing it through his own channels because he is away at the Asian Cup,” the spokesperson said.last_img read more

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Last Year Capital Works money rolling over to 201516 Budget

first_img Government surplus $60M, slammed by PDM Party Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Feb 2015 – When government begins spending in the new financial year, it will have an additional 6.6 million dollars to work with for capital projects. Finance Minister Washington Misick in a report on Quarter Three performance shared this with media; dubbing it ‘good news’. “The monies in the capital budget that was not spent in 14/15 is being rolled over into next year and that is something like, I think the overall budget was something like over $15 million and some $6 million of that is gonna be rolled over into 15/16 so that money will not be lost; that will be added to our capital expenditure or development fund budget up to somewhere around $20 million dollars within 15/16.”Media asked why the resources are not being spent within the allotted time; the Minister admitted the late starts to the budget year hampers momentum on these vital projects. “What has happened as a result of that, the absorption rate of spending could not be ramped up fast enough in every case to draw down fully on the appropriation. One of the things we are looking at doing in the upcoming budget is make provision for the establishment of a Project Management Team…” It is expected that the 2015-2016 budget year will be around $230 million dollars. Related Items:budget, good news, washington misick Cabinet Ministers get to spend more, CFO stays on the job Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you FOURTH QUARTER FINANCIAL REPORT 2015/2016last_img read more

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Brits Vote on EU today

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppToday, in the United Kingdom, it’s the Brexit Vote.The vote on whether to leave or remain with the European Union will not mean an automatic departure from the trade bloc; but it will influence the UKs current standing.It is an almost 50/50 split on the issue, according to advanced polls Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

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Digicel Turns 10 Concert postponed

first_imgThe concert is in celebration of 10 years of Digicel operations in the Turks and Caicos and the company, which has branches throughout the region says it prefers at this time to pause and pray and assess the needs of countries like Haiti – where seven have been reported dead in the storm and destruction has been far reaching.  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 5, 2016 – Digicel Turns 10 concert has been indefinitely postponed due to Hurricane Matthew and the company says as soon as it regroups and coordinates a new date with Soca Monarch King, Machel Montano, that alternate date will be announced.  Related Items:digicel celebrating 10 years concert, digicel concert postponed The Digicel Turns 10 Concert was due to take place this coming Friday October 7, 2016. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Jubilee Gardens shelter blasted MPs demand better

first_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 10, 2017 – Nassau – Accommodations for the Jubilee Gardens home owners continue to draw criticism and during House of Assembly on Wednesday, the Minister of Social Development said her team was following established protocols.  The explanation followed another scathing review of the Kendal Isaacs Gym set up for the displaced fire victims by Leader of the Opposition in the House, Loretta Butler Turner.The former Social Services minister said the government should have done better and could have afforded to foot the bill for better accommodations for Jubilee.   Current Social Services Minister, Melanie Griffins blasted back and pointed out to the Long Island member that the system was exactly the same when she served in the office under the FNM. Despite, it had been shared by the Minister on radio that some people had been moved to different accommodations.Tall Pines MP, Leslie Miller called the PLP Administration out on the shelter at the gym; saying they were unsuitable and charged that if monies could be spent on Junkanoo Carnival, then they could be spent on the people of Jubilee who by no fault of their own were evacuated from their community.   The evac order for Jubilee Gardens, impacted by a fire at the city dump since this past Sunday, remains in effect.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for youcenter_img Photo Credit: Nassau Guardian ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

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Young Footballers from Antigua and Trinidad emerge as winners of Flow Ultimate

first_img Flow in TCI says many areas up and running, encourages reports to 611 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTrinidad, May 11, 2017 –  Port-of-Spain –  Thirteen-year-old Ronaldo Flowers of Antigua and 16-year-old Che Benny of Trinidad and Tobago will gain the ultimate football experience as they head to Old Trafford in Manchester, UK to see Manchester United play against Crystal Palace on May 21. The young footballers won the trip after reaching the final round of the Flow Ultimate Football Experience which was hosted by Flow and the Manchester United Football Club in Trinidad.The event, which took place recently, was the culmination of a series of competitions across Flow’s 15 markets throughout the Caribbean. The finals at President’s Grounds, St Ann’s saw two young footballers from each country vying for the coveted prize. Among the 30 participants, 15 countries were represented – Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda,  Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks & Caicos.  The players were also each accompanied by a parent or guardian and their coach.They participated in a two-day skills session with one-on-one training with Manchester United Soccer School Coaches (MUSS), Head Coach Mike Neary and Billy Miller.   This is the second year of collaboration between Flow and MUSS.   Through the Flow Ultimate Football Experience, the two partners gave the young athletes a greater opportunity at success and brought the region closer to one of their favourite sports.Ronaldo Flowers has been given the nickname ‘Flower Power’ on the field.   Originally from Jamaica but lives in Antigua, Flowers was named after the famous footballer. The youngster has been playing the game for the past four years and has in his vision to become a professional player. He plays central attack and midfield positions, which allow him to do what he likes best, score goals.“It felt like a dream coming true,” Flowers said following the announcement. “The challenge was very difficult because there were other talented players but I played hard.”Che Benny has been playing football since the age of five when his uncle took him to see St Ann’s Rangers – the team with which he still plays. Team coach Everett Williams, who was also present at the weekend challenge, says Benny was born with a natural talent. He was happy Benny received the exposure playing with other footballers in the Caribbean.“I stepped up to the plate,” Benny said after winning the award.  He also hopes to meet his favourite footballer, the Red Devils’ midfielder Juan Mata when he visits Manchester.  Young Benny also said “football is my passion, I eat, sleep and dream about football and playing the sport professionally.”Flowers and Benny, along with their coaches, will travel to the world-famous football stadium to see Manchester United’s final Premier League game of the season against Crystal Palace. This VIP experience will also include a visit to the Manchester United Museum and Tour, taking in the history of the club followed by a tour of the iconic stadium.The two winners received their trophies from top officials present on the stage including Trinidad and Tobago Sports Ambassador and former Manchester United player, Dwight Yorke and Trinidad’s Minister of Sport, Hon. Daryll Williams.  Minister Williams thanked Flow in his remarks for providing this kind of opportunity for young footballers in the region.  Minister Williams reflected “I looked up to Dwight Yorke when I was a young footballer as being an inspiration for Caribbean players however there were no such opportunities like this one from Flow and Manchester United. Through this Flow Ultimate Football Experience you youngsters now have access to some of the best coaches and players in the world of football.”“I am pleased for them both!” said a very proud Wendy McDonald, Flow’s Senior Director of Communications for the Caribbean, “This is a-once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and definitely the “ultimate football experience” that these two young footballers have been given through Flow’s partnership with Manchester United.  We will continue to follow their journey to Manchester and we hope this will encourage even more aspiring footballers from the Caribbean to be ready for opportunities like this.”Press Release: Flow#Flow#FlowUltimateFootballExperience Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#FlowUltimateFootballExperience, flow TCAAA announces National Team & partnership with FLOW TCI for the 2017 FLOW Carifta Games in Curacao Recommended for you FLOW Mobile Top Up Made Easy with Scotiabanklast_img read more

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PM Minnis returns home after CARICOM debut

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 10th 2017 :Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis returned to Nassau on Friday evening, July 7, following his debut at CARICOM meeting as Head of State.  He attended and addressed the 38th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in St. George’s, Grenada, July 4-6.In addressing leaders gathered, Minnis told regional heads to continue embracing the United Nations’ climate protocols to combat climate change.  Dr Minnis was accompanied to Grenada by his wife, Patricia Minnis, Foreign Affairs Minister Darren Henfield, Education Minister Jeffrey Lloyd, Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister Joshua Sears, Bahamas Ambassador-designate to CARICOM Reuben Rahming, and the Director General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sharon Brennen-Haylock. Shown disembarking from Bahamasair flight from Miami, he’s greeted by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest and Secretary to the Cabinet, Camille Johnson.  The Prime Minister held a press conference at LPIA upon arrival.#MagneticMediaNews#DrMinnisReturnsHomeAfterCARICOMDebut Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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