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TROPICAL STORM NICOLE FORMS

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMiami, FL, United States, October 4, 2016 –  Bulletin: Tropical Storm Nicole advisory number 1 from NWS National Hurricane Center, Miami, Fl…New tropical storm in the Atlantic…Summary as of 1100 a.m  AST…1500 UTC…Information———————————————–Location…23.8N 60.4WAbout 525 MI…840 km NE of San Juan Puerto RicoMaximum sustained winds…50 mph…85 km/hPresent movement…NW or 310 degrees at 8 mph…13 km/hMinimum Central Pressure…1005 MB…29.68 inchesWatches and Warnings  –  There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.Discussion and 48-hour outlookAt 1100 a.m AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Nicole was located near latitude 23.8 North, longitude 60.4 West.  Nicole is moving toward the northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h) and a turn toward the north-northwest with a decrease in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days.  Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts.  Little change in strength is forecast for the next day or so, followed by gradual weakening.  Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center.  The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 MB (29.68 inches).Hazards affecting land  –  None.Next advisory  –  Next complete advisory at 500 p.m AST. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:no threat to land at this time, tropical storm nicole formslast_img read more

Layoff Roundup Summit Cuts 21 Crain Cuts 50 TechTarget Cuts 76

first_imgThe layoffs that have ravaged the publishing industry continue to roll, with three prominent b-to-b publishers cutting staff in an effort to reduce costs and survive the recession.Summit Business Media—a company that had been, until recently, on a buying spree—laid off 21 staffers last week and eliminated six vacant positions, FOLIO: has learned. As part of the cutbacks, a pair of senior executives—Joe Bennett, former Pfingsten president, and Jim Keefe, former senior vice president of the company’s events division—are leaving.Tom Flynn, the company’s chief financial officer, will take on the additional role of chief operating officer. Before the cuts, Summit employed 495. CEO Andy Goodenough told FOLIO: he has “flattened the organization and now have eight ‘revenue units’ reporting to me directly, up from four.” Crain Cuts 50 Meanwhile, Crain Communications, publisher of trade magazines including Advertising Age, Crain’s New York Business and TV Week, laid off 50 editorial staffers, according to a Paid Content report, and shuttered the print version of Financial Week.A rep for Crain did not return a request seeking comment. The company employs about 1,000 staffers.Tech Target Cuts 12 PercentPerhaps most eye-opening, however, was the news that Needham, Massachusetts-based publisher TechTarget—a company that has seen significant growth over the last few years—will slash 76 full-time staffers, or about 12 percent of its overall workforce.According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday (reported today by BtoB) the company also said it will close its two print magazines—Storage and Information Security.last_img read more

House Blocked Again on Second Disaster Aid Approval Vote

first_img ADC AUTHOR House lawmakers again attempted to approve a $19.1 billion disaster aid package Tuesday but for a second time a Republican representative blocked the chamber from clearing the bill, Roll Call reported.Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) objected to a second unanimous consent vote for the aid bill that would provide much-needed recovery funding for states recovering from natural disasters. It also includes repair funding for several military installations struggling to recover from major natural disasters, as On Base has reported.“If Speaker Pelosi considered this must-pass legislation, why did she send everybody home on recess for 10 days without voting on it? To pass a $19 billion bill like this, without a recorded vote, is legislative malpractice,” Massie said prior to blocking the unanimous consent vote.On Friday, Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas), a member of the House Freedom Caucus, blocked the first unanimous consent vote to approve the package during the chamber’s weeklong Memorial Day recess.Roy’s objections included concerns about the approval process as well the lack of billions the Trump administration sought for handling a surge of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.House and Senate negotiators agreed on the disaster bill last Thursday after border funding provisions were dropped from the measure.The next and final unanimous consent opportunity is expected Thursday afternoon, according to House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.).last_img read more

POLICE LOG for June 30 Ten Mailboxes Damaged Street Signs Missing

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Sunday, June 30, 2019:Police were off with a group of juveniles at Town Hall. They check OK. Parents were aware. Kids were heading to CVS. (2:06am)Police reported 10 mailboxes damaged and/or on the ground on Lawrence Street. (2:11am)Police notified DPW of two street signs missing on New Hampshire Road. (2:46am)During a check of Town Hall, a resident notified police of a silver Mongoose bike that was on site for nearly month. Police notified DPW for pick-up. (8:58am)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for September 2: Beer Cans Found At Town Park; Spray Paint At Palmer Park; Sinkhole WorseningIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 14: Unlocked Vehicles Entered Overnight; Trouble At Group Home; Street Sign & Mailbox VandalizedIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for June 26: 2-Year-Old Locks Family Out; Co-Workers Get In Fight; Don’t Watch YouTube While DrivingIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Sweet tributes to Nutella billionaire

first_imgSweet tributes to Nutella billionaire106 viewsSweet tributes to Nutella billionaire106 views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Sweet tributes to Nutella billionaire106 viewsBusinessHe spent five decades building the Ferrero brand into a global chocolate and confectionary empire. Some called Michele Ferrero a real life Willy Wonka having created Nutella, Kinda Eggs and of courseVentuno Web Player 4.50He spent five decades building the Ferrero brand into a global chocolate and confectionary empire. Some called Michele Ferrero a real life Willy Wonka having created Nutella, Kinda Eggs and of courselast_img

Netanyahus India visit Sale of AWACS airtoair missiles on agenda

first_imgIn picture: Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi. [File Photo]Press Information BureauIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to come to India on an official visit within two weeks. Netanyahu will visit India for a day just a week before Israel goes to repeat polls after he failed to form a government following the April 9 elections.The Israeli PM will meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi where the two leaders are expected to discuss issues including the acquisition of two more Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS), extended range air to air Derby missiles by the Indian Air Force and joint projects in agriculture, water, and waste management.Apart from Military discussions, Netanyahu is expected to extend his support to the Indian government’s abrogation of articles 370 and 35A in Kashmir, as an internal matter and support the bilateral resolution of issues between India and Pakistan. Citing Top diplomats, Hindustan Times reported that before his arrival an advanced security liaison team from Israel will come to Delhi on September 2 to prepare grounds. However, the date of Netanyahu’s arrival is yet to be finalised but he is expected to come either on September 7 or 8.Political pundits have argued saying that Netanyahu’s meeting with PM Modi is more symbolic in nature to enhance his image before the general election. Earlier this year in July, Netanyahu became the longest-serving Israeli prime minister, surpassing Israel’s first premier David Ben-Gurion. Notably, his ruling Lukid party is facing a tough challenge with flagging fortunes. Personally, also the Israeli PM is fighting for personal survival ahead of a hearing before the state prosecution on several graft cases. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he speaks during an event marking “The Appreciation for the Fallen of Israel’s Wars and Victims of Terrorism Day” at the Knesset, Israeli parliament, in JerusalemREUTERS/Ammar AwadIndian is planning to buy $2 billion worth two PHALCON AWACS mounted on Russian A-50 platform for better surveillance in the air. The order is yet to be approved from the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS). India has five AWACS platforms in comparison to Pakistan, which already has seven in its armada. Moreover, Pakistan has ordered three more from China. Pakistan is already operating three SAAB Erieye and four ZDK-03 from China, which were airborne 24X7 after the Balakot airstrike by the Indian Air Force on JeM camps. On the other hand, IAF deployed AWACS for only 12 hours period.Apart from acquiring two AWACS, India also plans to buy extended range Derby air-to-air missiles from Israel. IAF wants to further upgrade Su-30 MKI with integrating the 70-kilometre range Derby missiles on its platform with the latest radar equipped with a data link to engage with Pakistani F-16s in future.last_img read more

2 killed in road crash

first_imgRoad Accident logoTwo people, including a child, were killed and seven others injured when a bus overturned after hitting a roadside tree on Dhaka-Rangpur highway in Palongpara of Sadullapur upazila in Gaibandha on Friday.The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately, reports UNB.Abul Bashar, in-charge of Gobindaganj highway police camp, said the accident took place around 7:00am, leaving the two people killed on the spot and seven others injured.The injured were taken to Rangpur Medical College Hospital, he added.last_img

Researchers root out the limits of social mobilization

first_img Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences MIT wins Pentagon prize in social networking contest Findability of targets in the New York and New Jersey areas. Credit: A. Rutherford. Citation: Researchers root out the limits of social mobilization (2013, April 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-04-root-limits-social-mobilization.html The researchers built simulations using data from the DARPA Challenge, adding in both demographic and geographic data and the strategy used by the team that won. They found that one of the critical factors to success was a central leader who not only had many social ties to begin with, but also was skillful at getting the word out very quickly. They also found what they call “small world” connections to be important—it’s where a few core people who participate are scattered over large geographic areas. And finally, they note that finding the balloons also depended on the population density of the people looking for them and of course how much they stuck out in the area where they were “hidden.” Thus, sometimes, they found, there are certain conditions unique to the challenge that can mean the difference between success and failure. (Phys.org) —A team of international researchers working together to better understand how social mobilization works, has built a model using data obtained by the DARPA Network Challenge in 2009. In their paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, they say their results show that social mobilization only appears to be successful under optimum circumstances. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img More information: Limits of social mobilization, PNAS, Published online before print April 1, 2013, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1216338110AbstractThe Internet and social media have enabled the mobilization of large crowds to achieve time-critical feats, ranging from mapping crises in real time, to organizing mass rallies, to conducting search-and-rescue operations over large geographies. Despite significant success, selection bias may lead to inflated expectations of the efficacy of social mobilization for these tasks. What are the limits of social mobilization, and how reliable is it in operating at these limits? We build on recent results on the spatiotemporal structure of social and information networks to elucidate the constraints they pose on social mobilization. We use the DARPA Network Challenge as our working scenario, in which social media were used to locate 10 balloons across the United States. We conduct high-resolution simulations for referral-based crowdsourcing and obtain a statistical characterization of the population recruited, geography covered, and time to completion. Our results demonstrate that the outcome is plausible without the presence of mass media but lies at the limit of what time-critical social mobilization can achieve. Success relies critically on highly connected individuals willing to mobilize people in distant locations, overcoming the local trapping of diffusion in highly dense areas. However, even under these highly favorable conditions, the risk of unsuccessful search remains significant. These findings have implications for the design of better incentive schemes for social mobilization. They also call for caution in estimating the reliability of this capability. Explore further © 2013 Phys.org Social mobilization is a new phenomenon—it’s where people connected together through social media such as Facebook and Twitter all strive to achieve a goal of some sort. One recent example was millions of people switching their Facebook profile picture to display a white “=” over a red background in support of same-sex marriage as the U.S. Supreme court was grappling with the issue recently. Other examples are people using social media to overthrow a government or to help find missing children.But, because social mobilization is so new, relatively little is known about it, such as what conditions make for successful campaigns, and which don’t. To find out, the diverse group of researchers looked to the DARPA Network Challenge which was held in 2009. There 10 weather balloons were hidden in various locations in the continental United States and a reward of $40,000 was offered to whoever found them all first. The team that won, from MIT, used a very coordinated social mobilization effort and located all ten balloons in less than nine hours. Another similar effort called the “Tag Challenge” was run by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Prague last year. That challenge was won by an International team of researchers also using social mobilization. In this new effort, the researchers created simulations that best describe the conditions that exist when social mobilization efforts get underway. Tying all three efforts together is computer scientist Manuel Cebrian now at the University of California—he was on the winning team for both challenges and is a member of this new effort as well. Map of Population Density (logarithmic scale, per km2) Across Mainland USA and Locations of Balloons in Red Balloon Challenge. (Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area Projection). Credit: (c) PNAS, 10.1073/pnas.1216338110last_img read more

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

first_imgSeptember 13, 2013 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Here’s a roundup of the week’s notable news and tantalizing tidbits from the world of entrepreneurship.1. Grammy-winning band embraces web technology for new single: The popular indie band Arcade Fire has made headlines with its pioneering use of modern web technology and open-source collaboration. The collaborators? You. Its latest video for “Reflektor” allows users to put their face into the video or manipulate the graphics using a computer mouse or mobile device. (Mashable)2. Japan turns to women to ramp up startup ecosystem: The Japanese government is trying to build a stronger economy on the backs of female entrepreneurs. “Women are Japan’s great underused asset,” says Hitoshi Masusa, the former director of governmental and technology agency located in Tokyo. For its “Japan is Back” campaign, the government is rolling out plans for a 20 billion yen ($200 million USD) fund to support female entrepreneurs. (CNN Money)3. Big data debunks hiring myths: Don’t let dated hiring and work-force management practices hurt your business. Big data is blowing the lid off traditional hiring folklore, opening up search criteria and allowing employers to make better hiring decisions. (The Atlantic)4. Higher education needs a revolution: TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference in San Francisco this week welcomed California’s Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newson and Sebastian Thrun, the co-founder of online education website Udacity, to discuss the role technology plays in education. “This is code red,” said Newsom. “We have to do something dramatic. (LinkedIn Today)5. Five ways to rebound: Being an entrepreneur, you may have your fair share of disappointments. How you handle major blows can define you as a person and the leader of your company. Here are five tips to help you deal with disappointment constructively. (Salon) 6. The trep at the core of the iPhone 5S: One of the most talked about new features on the iPhone 5S is the fingerprint sensor technology. The story of how this feature got into one of the most popular consumer products ever created goes back more than a decade and starts with an entrepreneur named F. Scott Moody. (Charlotte Observer)7. Failure is not cool: For entrepreneurs, research is key to evaluating risk and ensuring there is an actual need for your product or service. Yet, recently research has fallen by the wayside, as founders are less scared to fail and more concerned about producing a lean startup or creating an inexpensive minimal viable product. Erika Hall, author of Just Enough Research and co-founder of Mule Design Studio, offers an intriguing opinion on how the “failure culture” is stifling innovation. (Wired) 8. Assimilation does nothing for diversity: Apparently, creating an established company culture or inclusion programs are stifling diversity by forcing individuals to conform. President of Matuson Consulting firm Roberta Chinsky Matuson weighs in on statements made in a recently released white paper titled Uncovering Talent by New York University School of Law Professor Kenji Yoshino and Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion Managing Principal Christie Smith. (Fast Company)9. Three defining rules of success: Separating the lucky from the exceptional, these three rules cut to the core of how great companies think and succeed. (Business Insider)10. Google releases sophisticated photo-editing tools: Google announced it has integrated photo-editing technology Snapseed into Google +, making transforming and tweaking photos, well, a snap. Snapseed not only covers the basics but also has more advanced features that allow users to apply filters, edit only certain areas of a picture and overlay various effects. (CNET)last_img read more