Bermuda “Up and Running” Following Direct Hit from Hurricane Paulette

first_imgBermuda’s Minister of National Security Renée Ming praised work crews across the island on Tuesday in the wake of the hours-long pounding from Hurricane Paulette, saying the island was “back up and running in record time” after apparently escaping serious structural damage.She told a media briefing that crews from sole power provider Bermuda Electric Light Company (Belco) got “phenomenal” work done after more than 25,000 of its 36,000 customers lost power early on Monday as Paulette, packing winds of around 100 miles per hour, knocked down utility poles and tree branches.The number of people without had been brought down to just under 3,000 by 4 p.m. local time on Tuesday.Belco said its retirees had been helping with restoration efforts.Premier David Burt said “while I know that a considerable number of people remain without power, Belco’s workers returned electricity to over 20,000 customers since the end of storm- force winds.“This is a remarkable achievement and I have already expressed my thanks on behalf of the people of Bermuda to those men and women at Belco,” he added.The company’s president, Dennis Pimentel, said “our crews are making great progress in restoring power quickly and safely to our customers.“I would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding as we work to get the remaining customers switched back on.”Ming said traffic was now “flowing fairly unhindered” thanks to road clean-up efforts by the Department of Parks and Public Works staff aided by the Royal Bermuda Regiment.The regiment is to end its embodiment later on Tuesday, Ming said.On the coronavirus (COVID-19) front, the old Perot Post Office testing centre in Hamilton for incoming airline travellers resumed operations on Tuesday, while testing for the regular population is likely to start again on Wednesday.Government schools remained closed on Tuesday, but staff were told to report on Wednesday, while students will return to their classrooms on Thursday.The L.F. Wade International Airport reopened on Tuesday while bus and ferry services will resume on Wednesday.Ming addressed concerns over Tropical Storm Teddy, which lay about 1,800 miles southeast of the island and is predicted to develop into a Category 3 hurricane later in the week, according to the Miami-based National Hurricane Centre.Although early forecasts show the storm making a beeline for Bermuda, Ming warned: “Much uncertainty remains — it’s too early to make any predictions, but the Bermuda Weather Service will continue to monitor it for future developments.”CMClast_img read more

NYCD message on International Mountain Day 2016

first_img Share 83 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share LocalNews NYCD message on International Mountain Day 2016 by: – December 8, 2016 By Male CARICOM Youth Ambassador NYCD Executive Board 2015-2017, Eardley PierreThe following is the National Youth Council of Dominica’s message on International Mountain Day which will be observed on Sunday 11 December 2016.“The topography and dense mountainous terrain of Dominica has been well documented. Throughout Dominica’s history the mountainous terrain has directly influenced the development of Dominica as a people and country, and undoubtedly will continue to do so into the future. Hence, the NYCD is committed to the cause for sustainable use of our mountains in the promotion and development of the Nature Isle.In 1992, the adoption of Chapter 13 of Agenda 21 “Managing Fragile Ecosystems: Sustainable Mountain Development” at the United Nations (UN) Conference on Environment and Development was considered to be a milestone in the history of mountain development. But it wasn’t until 2003, that the UN General Assembly designated 11 December of each year as “International Mountain Day’’.Today the youth of Dominica are proud to join our peers in the Caribbean Region and across the globe in observing International Mountain Day 2016 which is being celebrated under the theme, “Mountain Cultures: celebrating diversity and strengthening identity.”The uniqueness of this theme should not be taken for granted. Recalling, to the resistance given to colonial settlers by Dominica’s indigenous people and free Africans within the mountains which over 60% of Dominica. Being grateful for the majestic mountains and steep mountainous ridges which bring forth the vast quantities of fresh water needed to sustain life and irrigate our crops. Conscious of the impacts that climate change is having on our mountains and our development there is indeed great importance in seizing International Mountain Day as the opportunity to take action to ensure sustainable use of Dominica’s mountains.It must be highlighted that the soil and geological background of our mountains directly impacts food security and provides opportunities for the development of renewable energy sources. As citizens of a Small Island Developing State (SIDS), Dominica’s youth must continue to persevere above the current challenges of climate change and improper land use and empower themselves facilitate the sustainable use of our forests and mountains.I therefore encourage every child and every young person under the age of thirty-five (35) to have a happy and environmentally friendly International Mountain Day and in closing I wish to reaffirm the commitment of the NYCD to champion the cause for the protection of our mountains.– / 10last_img read more

Copper Mountain Unveils Scalable 5G Test Solution Operating from 18 to 54 GHz

first_imgCopper Mountain Technologies has unveiled their new vector network analyzer frequency extender system. The FET1854 extenders can be used to extend the frequency of CMT’s Sub-9 GHz VNAs to operate at 18 to 54 GHz. This product is an addition to the existing CobaltFx mmWave frequency extension system already used by many telecommunications and consumer electronics companies.With the launch of the new FET1854 extenders, the CobaltFx system will allow engineers to build a scalable and affordable 5G testing solution. Anchored by a 2- or 4-port 9 or 20 GHz USB vector network analyzer, CobaltFx includes extenders in multiple frequency bands: 18 to 54 GHz, 50 to 75 GHz, 60 to 90 GHz, and 75 to 110 GHz. Frequency extension is a standard software feature.Copper Mountain Technologies’ VNAs include an RF measurement module and a software application which runs on a Windows PC, laptop or tablet, connecting to the measurement hardware via USB interface. The user can take advantage of the latest OS, processing power, larger display, and reliable performance of an external PC, as well as lower total cost of ownership and simplified maintenance of the analyzer. The result is a faster, more effective test process that fits into the modern workspace in lab, production, field and secure testing environments. Click here to learn more about this frequency extender.last_img read more

Pocari, UST to face off for V-League top spot

first_img[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Pocari, UST to face off for V-League top spot ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – The Pocari Sweat Lady Warriors and the University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses will duke it out for the top spot in the Shakey’s V-League Season 13 Reinforced Conference on Wednesday at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.Game time is at 6 p.m. following the 4 p.m. battle between the Bali Pure Water Defenders and the Philippine Coast Guard Lady Dolphins and the 12:30 p.m. clash between Champion Supra and the Air Force in the Spikers’ Turf.At stake in the Lady Warriors-Golden Tigresses matchup is not only the top seed in the Final Four, but also the momentum needed for what promises to be an action-packed semifinals, which will begin on Saturday.The Lady Warriors, which boasts a 5-1 win-loss slate, has not dropped a set since its  five-setter loss to the Philippine Air Force Jet Spikers at the start of the season last Oct. 5.The Lady Warriors are also peaking at the right time with American reinforcements Breanna Mackie and Kay Kacsits now blending well with the locals, led by Michelle Gumabao, Myla Pablo, Elaine Kasilag, and Iris Tolenada.The Golden Tigresses, fresh from clinching the crown in the 21st University Games in Dumaguete City last Sunday, is also on a roll despite playing without a reinforcement this conference.The 5-1 Golden Tigresses are relying on its gutsy all-Pinay crew headed by the Ennajie Laure, Marivic Meneses, Carla Sandoval, Pamela Lastimosa, Chlodia Cortez, and Cherry Rondina.Meanwhile the Water Defenders, which dropped a 16-25, 25-12, 21-25, 19-25 decisioner to the Lady Warriors on Saturday, is expected to bounce back against winless Coast Guard at 4 p.m. and tie the Customs for third at 5-2./PNlast_img read more

Buchtel Pulls Out The Victory Over Rival Firestone 68-56

first_imgAKRON, Ohio –  The Buchtel Griffins (3-2) pulled out a hard-fought victory at home Tuesday night, as they faced off against, the Firestone Falcons (3-5), their city series rival by a score of 68-56.This was the first time this season that the Griffins and Falcons faced off against each other. Everyone knows that this was a game to watch, as the city series rivalry between the two teams is well-recorded.Before the game, I talked to Firestone’s head coach, Coach Milo. When asked about his strategy for the game, Milo said: “To box out and control the ball, seeing how they had problems in their last game with Jackson where they only had the ball for a total of four minutes.” I also asked him who did he expect a good game from on his team. “A player that really stands out is Senior Tre’Maine Gray, who averages 27 points and 8 rebounds per game.”I also talked to Buchtel’s head coach Coach White he said his strategy was to use as many players as possible to try to tire out the Falcons because they don’t go to the bench that much. He said that it was going to be a team effort and he also wanted to slow down Tre’Maine Gray.The first half of the game was very fast-paced and both teams were getting their points off of fast breaks and turnovers. Both teams were scoring back-to-back with neither team giving an inch. A lot of Firestone’s offense was going through Seniors Tre’Maine Gray and Ricky Evans, while the Griffins’ attack came from Amir Solomon and Brandon Mcginnis.In the second half, the Griffins turned up the defensive intensity. The Griffins started playing a full court press and was drawing offensive fouls and frustrating the Falcons offense. They were doing their best to keep the ball out of the hands of Tre’Maine Gray.  On the opposite side of the floor, the Griffins were spreading the floor and were able to draw fouls to go to the line.The Falcons couldn’t get their offense going in the fourth quarter. A result of that was the countless times they came up the court empty-handed and were not able to score many points.Amir Solomon leads the way for the Griffins with 19 points and got a hand from Brandon McGinnis who had 9 points and Dillon Henderson had 6 points. For the Falcons Tre’Maine Gray had 20 points and Ricky Evans had 13 pointsThe Griffins advanced to 3-2 on the year and that makes them 3-1 in the city series the Falcons go on to 3-5  for the year and they lost their first game in the City Series. Related TopicsBuchtel High SchoolFirestone Falcons Vince McKeelast_img read more

Perilaku Penumpang MRT Jakarta: Umumnya Sudah Order Ojol Sebelum Tiba di Stasiun Tujuan

first_imgIlustrasi (Istimewa) Fasilitas yang disedikan MRT Jakarta, mulai dari wahana kereta sampai bagian dalam stasiun sudah berstandar internasional, bahkan disebut-sebut lebih baik dari beberapa negara di Asia. Namun, sayangnya sisi luar stasiun masih berbanding terbalik. Ketidaknyaman masih menjadi momok tersendiri, salah satu isu yang mengemuka adalah banyaknya para ojol (ojek online) yang ngetem di sekitaran area stasiun. Selain tak elok dipandang, kehadiran kerumunan ojol kerap menimbulkan kemacetan.Baca juga: Kerap Jadi Biang Kemacetan, Driver Ojol Harus Lebih “Peka” Marka Lalu LintasWilliam P. Sabandar, Direktur Utama PT MRT Jakarta dalam Forum Pemimpun Redaksi yang dihelat hari ini (5/3/2020) di Plataran Hutan Kota Senayan mengungkapkan, bahwa umumnya penumpang MRT Jakarta sudah memesan (order) ojol menjelang mereka tiba di stasiun tujuan. Dan diantara jeda waktu penumpang turun dari kereta dan keluar dari stasiun, biasanya para ojol sudah ngetem di sisi luar stasiun. Dan seperti bisa diduga, banyaknya ojol yang mencari atau menunggu penumpang menjadikan titik penumpukan pada sisi jalan raya. Menyiasati kondisi di atas, William menyebut pihaknya telah berkoordinasi dengan provider ojol seperti GoJek dan Grab, dan dikatakan telah ditemukan kesepakatan untuk pengaturan lebih lanjut. “Lebih mudah untuk mengatur dan mengkoordinasikan ojol, lantaran kami bisa dibantu oleh provider, tapi sebaliknya lebih sulit untuk mengatur penumpang,” ujar William. PT MRT Jakarta telah merancang zona transit (transit plaza) atau tempat drop off dan pick up, namun kembali lagi, masih ada perilaku penumpang yang kadang belum disiplin dalam menunggu di zona yang ditentukan.Rencana kedepan, zona transit akan diperluas, sehingga nantinya akan ada pola first come first serve untuk penumpang yang menggunakan jasa ojol. Zona transit tentu belum bisa disiapkkan di setiap stasiun, lantaran keterbatasan lahan, namun orang nomer satu di MRT Jakarta menyebut, stasiun MRT Lebak Bulus saat ini sudah menerapkan konsep transit plaza untuk mewadahi akses penumpang ojol.Baca juga: Skybridge MRT Jakarta Hubungkan Poins Square dan Halte TransJakartaKolaborasi MRT Jakarta dan provider ojol terlihat sudah cukup serius, seperti telah diluncurkannya GoRide Instant. GoRide Instan adalah layanan dari GoJek untuk menerima order di area tertentu secara lebih cepat, karena pengemudi ojol dapat terhubung langsung dengan calom penumpang melalui kode khusus yang dimiliki penumpang.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedKerap Jadi Biang Kemacetan, Driver Ojol Harus Lebih “Peka” Marka Lalu Lintas14/06/2019In “Basis Aplikasi”William: Jumlah Penumpang Menurun Drastis, MRT Jakarta Tak PHK Karyawan29/04/2020In “Darat”Tiga Stasiun MRT Jakarta Kini Telah Miliki “Naming Right”28/12/2018In “Darat”last_img read more

Borough Assembly Looks At Increasing Sales Tax Rate

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will introduce an ordinance aimed to increase the borough sales tax rate from 3.0 percent to 3.5 percent. The ordinance would go before the voters in the Regular Election on October 2. The borough assembly will be meeting on Tuesday, March 6, at 6 p.m. The ordinance was introduced by assemblywoman Kelly Cooper, and in a memo to the assembly she stated: “This ordinance would address the budget shortfall in a way that broadens the potential impacton borough businesses. I believe a broad based tax that is collected from everyone is a better solution than targeting a small group.” Cooper: “Increasing the sales tax from 3.0 percent to 3.5 percent will increase the borough’s revenues without stifling the economy. The anticipated yearly revenue from the .5 percent increase in sales tax is $5,000,000.”center_img Story as aired: Cooper has introduced this as an alternative to the proposed ‘bed tax’  ordinance that has been met with opposition from accommodation managers throughout the Kenai Peninsula.last_img read more

W’house will punish Cavalier – Bent

first_imgWaterhouse assistant coach Daniel Bent says they are looking to make quick work of semi-final opponents Cavalier in their two-way Red Stripe Premier League tie at the National Stadium starting on Monday at 8:30 p.m. Bent said they have unfinished business with the team that defeated them in last year’s final, Portmore United, who are set to face Mount Pleasant and former Waterhouse coach Donovan Duckie in the other semi, noting that they intend to use the last-four match against Cavalier to make a statement going into the decider. “We have said that we want Portmore’s head on a plate and we are going for it. If that means we have to go to Cavalier to send a warning that we are coming for them, then we are going to do that,” Bent said. “Their semi-final match-up against Mount Pleasant is not going to be easy, so they will have to ensure that they do their jobs so we can have that rematch, but it (the would-be semi-final) will be like a Contender boxing match again.” Team now ready Waterhouse have not been able to get the better of Cavalier over the course of this season, losing twice and drawing once against the Rudolph Speid-coached side, but Bent says that things are different now and that his team is ready to make the most of any opportunities presented in the contest. “This is not the regular season. Semi-finals is a different ball game, a different 180 minutes. We know what we did wrong (against Cavalier this season) and what we did right. So it’s very much on our minds to get things right this time because if the match turns out to be a dogfight, we are ready, if it is going to be a classic like a derby affair Monday night, we are ready, so anything they bring to us, we are ready for it, and if they make mistakes, we are going to punish them,” added the tough-talking Bent. “The main thing we worked on, and we have solidified, is the whole aspect of punishing people when they make mistakes, and decision-making in the final third has been more solid, so if Cavalier’s defenders lapse or don’t sleep with one eye open, they will be punished.”last_img read more

Middlesbrough 50/50 Matchday Draw winners

first_imgThe winning numbers were as follows.£700 – Red ticket number 19546 – Tom Carling (Dolman Stand). Ticket sold by Natalie.Signed Bristol City home shirt – Red Ticket number 29997 – yet to be claimed, please contact 0117 9630 636 to claim your shirt.Supporters aged 16+ are be able to purchase a Matchday Draw ticket from ticket sellers located throughout Ashton Gate for just £1, who will be distinguishable by their purple Bristol City Robins Foundation tabards.The winning tickets are announced at half-time via the PA system and on the @RobinsFound Twitter, while the drawn numbers will also feature on the big screens inside Ashton Gate.Fans who possess a winning ticket will be invited pitch side to claim their prize and have their photo with the Robins Foundation team.All of the proceeds after deducting sums for prizes and expenses will be used to support the award-winning work of the Robins Foundation, assisting them in delivering their diverse programmes, projects and schemes throughout the Bristol region.last_img read more

Sessegnon’s incredible season – in numbers

first_imgFulham star Ryan Sessegnon has taken the Championship by storm this season.Aged just 17, he has been one of the division’s standout players, especially since moving from left-back to a role on the left side of Fulham’s attack.He scored one and assisted the second goal as the Whites reached the play-off final with a 2-0 win over Derby on Monday night.AdChoices广告It’s been an amazing campaign for the highly-rated youngster. Here’s a look at the numbers behind his season…16 – years and 81 days old when making Fulham debut, against Leyton Orient in the League Cup in August 2016.4207 – minutes played in the Championship this season.16 – league goals scored this term, including Monday’s play-off strike.Embed from Getty Images See also:Fulham v Aston Villa head to head – their strengths, weaknesses and key playersReam: Sessegnon must earn birthday presentAdomah confident Villa will beat Fulham 7 – assists in the Championship this season.3 – goals scored in Fulham’s thrilling 5-4 win at Sheffield United in November.26,800 – followers on Twitter.5 – awards won this season (Championship Player of the Season, Young Player of the Season, Apprentice of the Year, Team of the Season, EFL Club Developed XI)20 – Years younger than potential Wembley opponent John Terry. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty Imageslast_img read more