Heavy rain in Provo

first_img Related Items:magneticmedia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI: Man safe now, says he was trapped after lightning hit truck and it burst into flames T&T companies tap into Cuban market at Expo Caribe 2019 Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 8th 2017 – Providenciales – Due to the heavy rain fall in Providenciales as well as other islands, Environmental Health Director (EHD), Kenrick Neely is advising all residents on the Turks and Caicos islands to take all necessary precautions in eliminating mosquito breathing sites on their properties. The Turks and Caicos Islands have been experiencing continual rainfall over the past weekend and into this week.The director says residents should ensure that all containers used to store water be properly disposed. Also, he is advising persons that any kind oil can be used to treat breathing areas in yards. All boat owners are also strongly advised to turn down their boats and take the plugs out of boats to allow water to drain. Water buckets and drums used to store water should also be properly sealed.  For additional concerns or questions persons can contact the Environmental Health Department at 338 2142-43 and 44. For those on North and Middle Caicos you can contact 946 7235.Story By Kay-Marie Fletcher #MagneticMediaNews #Metoo-movement-type complaint, now investigation of high-ranking TCI Police Officer openedlast_img read more

Felipe Anderson is over the moon

first_imgThe Brazilian winger scored twice to help West Ham United win 4-2 against Burnley in the English Premier League 2018-2019 seasonBrazilian winger Felipe Anderson scored twice for West Ham United in the 4-2 win over Burnley yesterday in the English Premier League.And the footballer couldn’t be happier after the work done by him and his team.“I’m very happy. We were really looking for that victory. We were really working for it,” he told the club’s official website.“I hoped it happened, whether I scored or not, but I’m happy I contributed with goals and a good performance and I’m very happy for this home victory by two goals.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“I’m always looking to help the team, with a goal, a move, a pass or any way I can but if I do it with a goal or an assist I’m even happier,” he added.“It was a great day, we played really well regardless of how hard the match was, we were up to the challenge and we got the result we were looking for.”“At 1-1 we believed we could win it, I scored and they equalized again and for some seconds we couldn’t believe it but we are a team that fights until the very end, that believe in themselves and that helped us stay in the game,” he commented.“It’s better to work with a win, we have serenity, confidence and we want to get more.”last_img read more

Forbes Plans to Launch Series of Community Apps

first_img Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, nor was a specific timeline for launching the apps, though Lewis D’Vorkin, chief product officer for Forbes, says they’re well into the development process already. He expects the company will have multiple new apps in the market by the end of this year. Specifically, Forbes will look to leverage the private sharing, notification and profile aspects of Camerama’s tech, as opposed to its photo capabilities. The company’s founder, Salah Akram Zalatimo, will also join Forbes as vice president of mobile products. D’Vorkin says it’s yet to be determined if the products will be free or paid, but monetization will stay close to the models Forbes uses already. While the publisher already has a handful of apps to its name—they range from standard magazine access points to more personalized utilities on topics like financial planning—they’re all essentially distribution mechanisms for Forbes editorial content. The new apps will have Forbes content on them, D’Vorkin says, but that won’t be the focus. “We’re moving forward on creating a series of apps that are much more about niche communities, very social network-esque, and aren’t just a distribution platform for [Forbes] content,” D’Vorkin says. “The bulk [of the content] will come from communities sharing, posting, working with each other within the app.”center_img “These apps will be about streams and streaming content, so our [native advertising platform] Brandvoice and our sponsorships will be the most suitable for this,” he says. “These apps are a wonderful way for us to appeal to smaller, niche audiences. It’s an area of the marketplace that advertisers want to reach. They want the right group of people in a very curated environment. So we’ll be able to accomplish two of our goals with our targeted apps and the scale of the website.” Forbes Media bought photo-sharing app, Camerama, Monday as part of a larger effort to establish several niche app environments for its community. App development is the latest tech venture Forbes has taken in recent years. The company has invested heavily in its own site and, notably, its contributor network CMS, Forbes Falcon, which was licensed to B2B publisher ALM in 2013.last_img read more

Kotak Mahindra Bank unveils digital banking initiative 811

first_imgUday Kotak, Managing Director of Kotak Mahindra Bank poses for a picture at the company’s corporate office in Mumbai January 15, 2015.Reuters fileKotak Mahindra Bank (Kotak) on Wednesday announced the launch of ‘811’, India’s unique full-service digital banking ecosystem on mobile that will drive the bank’s organic growth agenda. It has been designed around the idea of simplicity and ease of use. 811 offers a zero balance savings account with zero charges for all digital transactions, where customers can earn up to 6% p.a. on their savings account balances. With 811, Kotak Mahindra Bank will accelerate and deliver on its organic growth strategy.811 offers a completely digital and paperless account opening experience across nearly 700 locations in India. It can be opened anywhere, anytime, within 5 minutes, using Kotak’s mobile banking app – the top rated banking app in India. Kotak is the first bank in India to integrate the newly introduced Aadhaar-based OTP authentication process for account opening on mobile. Only Aadhaar and PAN numbers are required to open and operate 811.Uday Kotak, Executive Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Bank, said, “An investment of Rs 1,00,000 made in Kotak Group in November 1985, is worth around Rs 1,400 crore today – a compounded growth rate of 40% over the past 32 years. We have always believed in value creation for our stakeholders. In pursuit of this, we have implemented multiple strategies – both organic and inorganic – thereby establishing our presence across the entire gamut of financial services.””The merger of erstwhile ING Vysya Bank with Kotak Mahindra Bank, effective April 1, 2015, doubled our geographic spread, taking us to India’s Kona Kona. Now, with 811, we embark on a bold organic growth journey. We aim to double our customer base in 18 months. 8/11 changed India. 811 aims to take our Prime Minister’s vision forward”, said Kotak.With 811, anyone can now download Kotak Mahindra Bank on their mobile. It offers access to over 100 features on mobile including completing financial transactions, managing investments, fund transfer, and is an ideal lifestyle app for e-commerce on Flipkart, PVR, Goibibo, etc.811 is fully integrated with Bharat QR Code, India’s new digital payment system, developed by the Government of India.The app is also Unified Payment Interface (UPI) enabled, for instantly sending and receiving money. Further, 811 customers will enjoy all digital transactions at zero cost, and get a free virtual debit card.Currently, 811 is available on Google Play Store, and it will soon be available on Apple’s App Store.last_img read more

40 held in Satkhira antidrug drive

first_imgMap of SatkhiraPolice in a drive detained 40 people, including seven suspected drug traders from different areas in Satkhira from Sunday night to Monday morning, reports UNB.Among the detainees six people were arrested from Sadar upazila, six from Kolaroa and Shyamnagar upazila each, five from Tala upazila, seven from Kaliganj upazila, five from Assasuni upazila, three from Debhata upazila and two from Patkelghata upazila, said Ajam Khan, inspector of Satkhira district special branch.Police also recovered 249 bottles of Phensidyl from different spots.last_img read more

Lawrence Lacks My Side of the Story

first_imgLawrence Lacks has childhood memories of his mother Henrietta as a beautiful, vibrant, outgoing woman who was a connector, the one who held things and people together.  Though strict, she was the glue for her immediate family, as well as the extended network of family and friends who would follow her and her husband, David, from their family home in Halifax County, Virginia to Maryland.Henrietta and David made the pilgrimage to Maryland when their oldest son, Lawrence, and daughter, Elsie, now deceased, were young children.  Lawrence remembers the bustle of their home in Turner Station, one of the oldest African American communities in what is now Dundalk, where the family moved not long after arriving.Ron L. Lacks and Lawrence Lacks with a family portrait of Henrietta Lacks. (Courtesy photo)“We was the first ones from Virginia here. The rest of them, everybody came to her house to get a start,” said Lawrence Lacks, the oldest of Henrietta’s five children. “Everybody would come there, stay a month or two and leave.  She helped a lot of people from Virginia and North Carolina,” Lawrence said.Lawrence grew up seeing his mother serve as a bridge to a better life for loved ones and friends migrating up what is now the I-85/I-95 corridor.  Like many African-American families that journeyed from the South, the Lacks home became the way-station for others seeking to travel North in the era of legal segregation.  Lawrence couldn’t imagine until years later that Henrietta would literally be that bridge to a better life for people all over the world.David Lacks found employment at Bethlehem Steel and shortly thereafter, was recruited to fight in World War II.  Henrietta raised Lawrence, Elsie and had three other children, David, Deborah, and Joseph in those years in and near Baltimore.It was not long after the birth of the Lacks’ youngest child, Joseph (Zakariyya Bari Abdul Rahman) that Lawrence, who by then was an adolescent, noticed the daily routine in the Lacks home was changing.“Nobody told me but I could see the difference and feel the difference.  I noticed that she had start slowing down and couldn’t take care of everything and I had to start taking care of the responsibilities,” Lawrence said. “Her chores became mine; I had to get in there and start providing for my brothers and sisters.” Henrietta’s illness was diagnosed as cervical cancer in 1951, just months after the birth of her youngest son.Henrietta’s primary care doctor in Turner Station referred her to Hopkins for treatment where she received radium tube inserts, and continued with scheduled X-ray treatments and follow-up visits. During one of her follow-up treatments, two samples were removed from Lacks’ cervix without her permission or knowledge.The samples were given to Johns Hopkins cancer researcher and physician, George Otto Gey. The cancerous sample is what is now commonly known as the HeLa immortal cell line, the oldest and most commonly used cell line in scientific research throughout the world.Lawrence remembers his mother calling him and his siblings to her bedside at Hopkins when she was admitted for the final time in August, 1951.  Henrietta died on October 4, 1951.“I remember she told me to take care of my brothers and sisters,” Lawrence said, an admonition he still takes to heart today.Lawrence Lacks became the family patriarch, took a job as a railroad engineer and started several small businesses to provide for the needs of his extended family and things eventually returned to normal. At one point, his brothers and sisters all lived together with Lacks, his wife Bobette and their children in Baltimore.“I try to go where I’m needed and try to help everybody in the family to keep the whole family together,” Lawrence said.Then, in 1975, Bobette Lacks, who worked as a nurse’s assistant, went to lunch with a neighbor, who introduced a doctor friend. When the physician heard the name Lacks, he immediately recalled the HeLa Cells project at Hopkins  – the cells that carried Henrietta Lacks identity and were the first cells to remain alive outside the human body.  Bobette put things together and started working with the neighbor to try and get information from Hopkins about the HeLa cells.Unfortunately, they faced roadblock after roadblock, said Ron L. Lawrence, Lacks’ son. “Hopkins told my Mom that they didn’t give that kind of information to Negroes,” Ron said.  Lacks said his parents tried to seek information from Hopkins for years with no success.Then came Rebecca Skloot, author of the award-winning book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which was published in 2010. According to Lawrence and his son, Skloot was curiously able to gain access to the information denied the Lacks family for years.Part two of Lawrence Lacks – my side of the story will appear in next week’s Afro.  The life of Henrietta Lacks has been turned into a HBO movie, starring Oprah Winfrey and scheduled to be released on April 22.last_img read more

Award winners felicitated

first_imgIn an attempt to honour the works of different authors in 24 recognised Indian languages, Sahitya Akademi presented Sahitya Akademi Awards to writers at a ceremony in FICCI Golden Jubilee Auditorium in the national capital on Tuesday. Twenty one male authors and three female authors won the Awards. Seven poetry collections, six collections of short stories, four novels, five collections of essays / criticism and two plays won the Award.Dr Gopi Chand Narang, eminent Urdu scholar and Fellow of Sahitya Akademi was the chief guest at the function while Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari, president, Sahitya Akademi, presented the Awards to the writers.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’K Sreenivasarao, secretary, Sahitya Akademi and Dr Chandrashekhar Kambar, vice president of Sahitya Akademi were also present at the ceremony.In his speech, the chief guest Dr Gopi Chand Narang applauded Sahitya Akademi for carrying out literary service in all the 24 recognised languages and he highlighted various details and Akademi’s achievements to point out how Akademi has been rendering literary service to the nation with writers at the core. He reiterated that the Akademi will always stand by the writers of all kinds.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixIn his welcome speech, Dr K Sreenivasarao, secretary, Sahitya Akademi, stated that the Akademi is a home of writers and for the writers. Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari said: “It is through literature that unity can be achieved and communal dividing elements can be defeated.” He added that he is proud to be associated with the Akademi which is preserving and propagating all the Indian literary traditions. List of award winners include Assamese – Kula Saikia; Bengali – Alok Sarkar; Bodo – Birendra Kumar Bodo; Dogri – Dhian Singh; English – Cyrus Mistry; Gujarati – Rasik Shah; Hindi – Ramdarash Mishra; Kannada – KV Thirumalesh; Kashmiri – Basir Bhadarwahi; Konkani – Uday Bhembre; Maithili – Man Mohan Jha; Malayalam – K R Meera; Manipuri – Kshetrimayum Rajen Singh; Marathi – Arun Khopkar; Nepali – Gupta Pradhan; Odia – Bibhuti Pattanaik; Punjabi – Jaswinder Singh; Rajasthani – Madhu Acharya ‘Ashawadi’; Sanskrit – Ram Shanker Awasthi; Santali – Rabi Lal Tudu; Sindhi – Maya Rahi; Tamil – A Madhavan; Telugu – Volga and Urdu – Shamim Tariq.last_img read more

Motorists warned of roadworks on major roundabout which are set to begin

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMotorists are being warned of major roadworks this week as work begins on a major roundabout. The Aston roundabout on the A34, near to the junction with the A51 in Stone, is to undergo major works starting on Tuesday, August 28. The initial work will replace kerbs and improve the footways and drains and is expected to last for a month. Then from October 1, road resurfacing will take place, with full closures being put in place on Brooms Road and the A51 each night from 8pm to 6am. Read MoreCould motorists in North Staffordshire soon be fined for driving 1mph above the speed limit? This phase of the scheme is due to end on November 2. Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport Helen Fisher said: “The Aston roundabout on the A34 is a busy junction and so this is an important improvement scheme. “Initial works will see kerbs replaced and improvements to drains and footways. Read MoreBeen on the A500? Well police have caught 100 drivers ignoring the speed limit today! “The main resurfacing works will take place at night in October so we’d ask people to bear this in mind and choose alternative routes if travelling into Stone on the A51 during these times. “Work has been scheduled for night times to minimise disruption, but we’d like to thanks people for their patience during the works period.” Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. For more information visit www.roadworks.orglast_img read more

SatPy 0100 python library for manipulating meteorological remote sensing data released

first_imgSatPy is a python library used for reading and manipulating meteorological remote sensing data and writing them to various image/data file formats. Last week, the team at Pytroll announced the release of SatPy 0.10.0. SatPy is responsible for making RGB composites directly from satellite instrument channel data or from higher level processing output. It also  makes data loading, manipulating, and analysis easy. Features of SatPy 0.10.0 This version comes with two luminance sharpening compositors, LuminanceSharpeninCompositor and SandwichCompositor. The LuminanceSharpeninCompositor replaces the luminance via RGB. The SandwichCompositor multiplies the RGB channels with the reflectance. SatPy 0.10.0 comes with check_satpy function for finding missing dependencies. This version also allows writers to create output directories in case, they don’t exist. In case of multiple matches, SatPy 0.10.0 helps in improving the handling of dependency loading. This version also supports the new olci l2 datasets used for olci l2 reader. Olci is used for ocean and land processing. Since yaml is the new format for area definitions in SatPy 0.10.0, areas.def has been replaced with areas.yaml In SatPy 0.10.0, filenames are used as strings by File handlers. This version also allows readers to accept pathlib.Path instances as filenames. With this version, it is easier to configure in-line composites. A README document has been added to the setup.py description. Resolved issues in SatPy 0.10.0 The issue with resampling a user-defined scene has been  resolved. Native resampler now works with DataArrays. It is now possible to review subclasses of BaseFileHander. Readthedocs builds are now working. Custom string formatter has been added in this version for lower/upper support. The inconsistent units of geostationary radiances have been resolved. Major Bug Fixes A discrete data type now gets preserved through resampling. Native resampling has been fixed. The slstr reader has been fixed for consistency. Masking in DayNightCompositor has been fixed. The problem with attributes not getting preserved while adding overlays or decorations has now been fixed. To know more about this news, check out the official release notes. Read Next Introducing ReX.js v1.0.0 a companion library for RegEx written in TypeScript Spotify releases Chartify, a new data visualization library in python for easier chart creation Google releases Magenta studio beta, an open source python machine learning library for music artistslast_img read more

Dutch scale back extra security at Amsterdam airport

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> THE HAGUE – Dutch authorities say beefed-up security measures at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport are being scaled back following investigation of an unspecified threat.The country’s National Coordinator of Counterterrorism and Security says in a statement that some of the extra measures, which included military police checking cars approaching the airport to drop off passengers, will end Thursday evening, just under three weeks after they were introduced.The counterterror co-ordination office says “further investigations have led to the conclusion that some of the extra measures are no longer necessary.”The move comes amid busy days at the national airport as the summer vacation period draws to a close.Since March 2013, the threat level in the Netherlands has been at “substantial,” the second highest on a five-step scale. The Canadian Press Share Thursday, August 18, 2016 center_img Posted by Dutch scale back extra security at Amsterdam airport Tags: Amsterdamlast_img read more