NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM HARVEY AND TROPICAL STORM IRMA

first_imgNEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM IRMA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6PM WEDNESDAY 30TH AUGUST 2017.… IRMA INTENSIFYING STEADILY OVER THE FAR EASTERN ATLANTIC …AT 5:00PM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM IRMA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 16.4° NORTH AND LONGITUDE 31.2° WEST OR ABOUT 480 MILES WEST OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS.TROPICAL STORM IRMA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST AT 15 MPH. THE TROPICAL STORM IS EXPECTED TO TURN SLIGHTLY TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST AT A SLOWER RATE OF SPEED FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 60 MILES PER HOUR (MPH) WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AND IRMA IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE THURSDAY OR FRIDAY.THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT 6AM.PREPARED BY FORECASTER: ORSON NIXON Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 30, 2017 – Nassau – NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM HARVEY ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6PM WEDNESDAY 30TH AUGUST 2017.… HARVEY STILL PRODUCING TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS NEAR THE LOUISIANA COAST …… FLOODING RAINS CONTINUING OVER EXTREME EASTERN TEXAS AND WESTERN LOUISIANA …AT 5:00PM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM HARVEY WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 30.8° NORTH AND LONGITUDE 93.1° WEST OR ABOUT 50 MILES NORTH OF LAKE CHARLES LOUISIANA OR 50 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ALEXANDRIA LOUISIANA.TROPICAL STORM HARVEY MOVING ERRATICALLY TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 8 MPH AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TONIGHT.  A TURN TOWARD THE NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED THURSDAY OR THURSDAY NIGHT.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTER OF HARVEY SHOULD MOVE THROUGH SOUTHWESTERN AND CENTRAL LOUISIANA TONIGHT, THEN MOVE THROUGH NORTHEASTERN LOUISIANA AND NORTHWESTERN MISSISSIPPI THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MILES PER HOUR (MPH) WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS HARVEY MOVES FARTHER INLAND, AND THE CYCLONE IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION TONIGHT.THE NEXT NEWS ITEM WILL BE ISSUED AT 6AM.PREPARED BY FORECASTER: ORSON NIXON Related Items:center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Perisic thanks critics after failed Arsenal move

first_imgIvan Perisic has spoken out on the recent criticism he received from some fans after his failed move to Arsenal FCPerisic broke the silence on his birthday by sending a message to a section of Inter Milan fans saying: “Thank you for the praise and the criticism. Both are my fuels.”The Croatia international has somewhat been frozen out of the club following his protracted move to Arsenal that didn’t materialise.According to Football Italia, Perisic could well play this evening against Bologna at San Siro and is expected to receive a frosty welcome from the supporters.Meanwhile, he broke his silence on Instagram and just after his 30th birthday.Ivan Perisic seemingly extending a olive branch to Inter fans on Instagram as he turns 30 after failing to get his move to Arsenal in the January transfer window. #AFC pic.twitter.com/2A3wnJIyDM— Yousef Teclab (@yousef_teclab) February 3, 2019Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“They say hitting your thirties is like entering the golden age… Walking into this stage of my life with 0 ****s given.“On a more serious note, I sincerely thank you for all the positive B-Day wishes.“Thank you for the praise but also thank you for the criticism. Both of them are my fuels.”Inter Milan are struggling for form at the moment following their painful exit from the Coppa Italia against Lazio in a penalty shoot-out.The Milan based side are equally struggling on the League front with only one point registered in Serie A since they returned from the winter break.last_img read more

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AI makes key protein research a million times faster

first_img Post a comment Artificial intelligence (AI) Now playing: Watch this: 5:21 Sci-Tech Wellness 0center_img Share your voice Tags Proteins, like these shown in 3D computer models, are highly complex biological molecules. Mohammed AlQuraishi/Harvard Medical School Protein folding has been a famously difficult computing problem for decades: How do you figure out the exact structure of these massive molecules that our DNA defines? Now artificial intelligence is getting us to the answer a lot faster.Harvard Medical School biologist Mohammed AlQuraishi has used the latest machine learning technology to detect structural patterns in well-understood proteins, then apply that to other proteins.The results, while not precise enough for protein folding applications like discovering new drugs, is at least a million times faster than conventional computing techniques. And this is just a first crack at a technology that can be improved and combined with other modeling techniques.It’s an illustration that AI, though fraught with fears about effects like abetting police states or wiping out human jobs, has the potential to improve medicine, among other things.Mohammed AlQuraishi from Harvard Medical School developed an AI technique to predict how crucial biological molecules called proteins form. As his model improves, the colorful prediction gradually comes closer to the actual protein structure shown in gray. Mohammed AlQuraishi/Harvard Medical School “We now have a whole new vista from which to explore protein folding,” AlQuraishi said in a statement Wednesday. “We’ve just begun to scratch the surface.”AI today most often refers to neural network technology loosely based on human brains, and it’s revolutionized everything from voice commands and facial recognition to debugging software and turning on windshield wipers. AI models learn patterns from real-world training data, an approach that means humans don’t have to make specific instructions like trying to define what it sounds like when somebody says “Alexa, what’s the weather today?”In humans and any other form of life on Earth, DNA strands contain instructions on how to assemble amino acids into the long strings that become proteins. The laws of physics determine exactly how those strings collapse into tight bundles, with the resulting surface structures critical to protein interactions inside cells.But modeling exactly how that will happen inside a computer quickly gets difficult for bigger proteins. That means it’s hard to understand what’s going on with proteins. AlQuraishi, though, believes the AI technique could not only help this understanding but also potentially be used to engineer new proteins that perform a specific job.AlQuraishi’s results were published Wednesday in the journal Cell Systems. AI in Healthcare: The future of medicinelast_img read more

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BJP MLA shot at after argument breaks out during Holi celebration in

first_imgBJP MLA Yogesh Verma from UP’s Lakhimpur.TwitterBharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) MLA Yogesh Verma was shot in the leg on Thursday, March 21, during Holi festivities at the party office in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur. The incident happened at around 3 pm when the MLA was meeting some people and an argument broke out. The shooter reportedly opened fire at the BJP MLA.Verma, who represents Lakhimpur in the Lok Sabha, was rushed to a nearby hospital and is reportedly said to be out of danger.”Lakhimpur Sadar MLA Yogesh Verma was meeting some people when an argument broke out following which he was shot at. He is out of danger. He is in a state of shock and unable to give a statement right now. An investigation is underway,” said S Singh, DM Lakhimpur Kheri.A case has been registered but the police are yet to arrest the shooter.last_img read more

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2 police constables suspended over edu secy being shot

first_img-The authorities have suspended two police constables in connection with the incident of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Dhaka secretary being shot injured in “police gunshot”.Police’s Gulshan division deputy commissioner Moshtak Ahmed Khan confirmed this to Prothom Alo on Friday evening.The constables are: Imran Hossain and Ashraful Islam.The secretary to the education board, Shahedul Khabir Chowdhury, was allegedly shot injured in police gunshot near Westin hotel in Gulshan of the capital on Thursday night.Shahedul Khabir alleged he was waiting in front of the hotel to return home after attending a meeting of education cadres last night and several police personnel were also on duty there close to him.“The bullet from one of their guns hit me,” he claimed.last_img read more

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10 apparel companies awarded

first_imgThe government on Saturday awarded 10 apparel companies for maintaining high safety and workers’ health standards in their factories, reports UNB.The award titled ‘Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Good Practice Award’ has been given to garments companies named Wisdom Attires, Fakir Fashion, Knit Concern, Hop Lun Apparels, Square Fashion, Snowtex Outwear, Ecotext, Tarasima Apparels, Viyellatex and AKH Eco Apparels at a ceremony held at the Krishibid Institute on the occasion of national day on occupational safety and health.Handing over the awards, state minister for ministry of labour and employment Mujibul Haque praised the companies for their effort to maintain a good work environment for their workers.  “Workplace accidents and injuries occur due to lack of awareness of employers and workers. Our industrial growth and productivity will increase hastily if awareness on workplace safety can be enhanced,” he said.Mujibul Haque said the ILO introduced World Safety Day in 2003 and since 2016 they have started observing this day in Bangladesh.Canadian High Commissioner in Dhaka Benoit Prefontaine, secretary of the labour and employment ministry Afroza Khan, Officer-in-charge of ILO Bangladesh Gagan Rajbhandari, among others spoke at the ceremony.last_img read more

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New passion for thrill seekers

first_imgRiding through craggy terrain, dirt roads and treacherous paths are like child’s play for  mountain bikers. And this  new adventure sport is a  trend that is catching up among thrill seekers for that extra adrenaline rush.‘Mountain bicycling challenges every bit of you and requires perfect synchronisation of mind and body. It tests your endurance and willpower. Every time your body gives up, your mind encourages you to pedal harder,’ said Vamini Sethi, a mountain biking enthusiast. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Sethi, who owns two high-end bikes – Trek 2.1 and Trek 4300 – said the thrill keeps all of them going.Like her, there are many biking enthusiasts who are getting into this niche area for the love of the thrill and the challenge it offers, Sethi said.The numbers are slowly growing, despite it being an expensive hobby.Some of the credit for making mountain biking popular goes to the Himalayan Adventure Sports and Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA).Formed in 2005, it is the brainchild of Mohit Sood, who with the support of a British friend decided to venture into this unknown territory.Ever since then, he has been successfully organising the MTB Himalaya international biking challenge, a gruelling seven-day trail from Shimla to Kullu, covering 550 kilometres. ‘Mountain bicycling is not everyone’s cup of tea. It requires passion and ultimately gives you the thrill,’ Sood says.last_img read more

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Govt employee held in Malda for taking cut money

first_imgKolkata: A government employee from Manickchawk block in Malda was arrested on Saturday for his alleged role in misappropriating funds which were channelised for the government schemes.The incident has already triggered a furor in the district. The misappropriation had allegedly been carried out by the accused when he was posted at Ratua block of the same district. It may be mentioned here that a Trinamool Congress leader from Malda’s Ratua was arrested on Wednesday for receiving cut money. It had been alleged that the arrested officer might have worked in collusion with the Trinamool Congress leader, who used to serve as Panchayat head at the time of the incident. It was alleged that the accused government employee has misappropriated huge amounts of funds. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataPolice in various districts have acted promptly after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee issued an instruction saying that none of her party workers will be spared if they have grabbed public money. Giving a strong message against the age-old practice of receiving cut money from government funds, Banerjee, during a recent meeting with councilors, said that if any party leader in any level is found siphoning off money generated for the development works, stringent action would be taken against him/her. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe accused Trinamool Congress leader, Sukesh Yadav, also allegedly received huge amounts as cut money. He had been the head of Mahanandatola Gram Panchayat in Ratua. It has been learnt that Yadav was accused of taking money from the funds allocated for Nirmal Bangla Mission, under which the arrested government employee had been working. Chaos also erupted at Mangolkot in East Burdwan on Sunday, after some people alleged that some local Trinamool Congress activists had taken money against some assurances to set up houses for them. A meeting had taken place, where the accused TMC activists put the blame on a local party leader who eventually denied the allegation during his interview with a local television channel later.last_img read more

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