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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

Singapore Airlines arm Scoot expands flight services to India adds Jaipur

first_imgSingapore’s budget airline Scoot is currently increasing its presence in India’s domestic aviation sector. The long-haul budget arm of Singapore Airlines has launched its operations in Jaipur as its third destination.Scoot started its India operations in May this year when it launched flight to Amritsar and Chennai with a Boeing 787 plane. The airline will fly to Jaipur three times a week, which would increase to four from this month end, Press Trust of India reported.”We are excited to welcome an international airline like Scoot as it opens new avenues for the public in Jaipur to fly to popular destinations. This will go a long way in boosting trade and tourism for the city making it more prominent on the world map,” Vasundhara Raje, Chief Minister of Rajasthan was quoted as saying by the agency.Other subsidiaries’ SilkAir and Tigerair also fly to India.”We are a very young airline, just four years old, but have always been interested in the Indian market. Last year, when aircraft deliveries started coming in, we have been eyeing Indian market. We started the ground work early last year to commence operations here,” Bharath Mahadevan, country head of Scoot airlines had said in a statement in May.The airline hopes to double its operations in terms of cities by 2017.In May 2014, parent company Singapore Airlines (Asia’s biggest carrier by market value) spent $319 million in buying stock in Scoot Pte, Bloomberg reported.last_img read more

2 held with 31 gold bars at Dhaka airport

first_imgCustoms intelligence arrested two men along with 31 gold bars weighing 5.8 kilograms from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airporton Thursday evening, reports UNB.Keramat Ali, 58, hailing from Feni, and Lokman, 58, hailing from Kadamtoli in Dhaka landed at the airport from Chittagong by a Regent Airway flight coming from Bangkok, said director general of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) Moinul Khan.After they crossed the domestic flight point, a CIID team challenged them and recovered the gold bars worth 20 concealed in their dresses, shoes and mobile covers.Later, the team detained the duo and handed them over to airport police station.last_img

Drunken driver injures 28 in US Mardi Gras parade

first_imgA vehicle is seen crashed along the Endymion parade route at Orleans and Carollton during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, US. Photo: AFPA pickup truck driven by a man who appeared to be “highly intoxicated” plowed into a crowd of spectators watching the main Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans on Saturday, sending more than 20 people to the hospital, police said.The truck, traveling along the side of the street open to traffic along the Mid-City parade route, struck three other vehicles, including a dump truck, before veering onto the median where a crowd of people stood watching the procession, according to New Orleans police.Five people were being treated at hospital trauma centers, and an investigation is ongoing, police said.Police immediately apprehended the pickup driver, who according to eyewitnesses interviewed by Fox television affiliate WVEU-TV appeared disheveled, glassy-eyed and under the influence of drugs or alcohol.Mayor Mitch Landrieu in a statement referred to the suspect as a “drunk driver.”Video footage from the scene showed pandemonium immediately following the early evening incident, but the Krewe of Endymion parade, the largest and most popular of numerous Mardi Gras season parades in New Orleans, continued with little or no interruption.A total of 28 people were injured, 21 of whom were taken to local hospitals, including one police officer. Seven others who were hurt declined transport, Police Chief Michael Harrison told a news conference.Local media reports said 12 people were initially listed as critically injured.Harrison said police believed the motorist who was arrested was “highly intoxicated” and was being questioned at the police department’s drunken-driving office.The Federal Bureau of Investigation in New Orleans said its agents were “coordinating with our federal, state and local law enforcement partners to determine whether a federal violation has occurred.”The Endymion parade incident was not the only one to mar Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans on Saturday. Earlier in the day, someone’s gun went off accidentally in a portable toilet along the route of another, smaller parade, leaving one person wounded, police said.last_img read more

Congress heading for landslide win in Chhattisgarh

first_imgCongress ChhattisgarhThe Congress appeared to be heading for a landslide victory on Tuesday in Chhattisgarh, dealing a major blow to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Election Commission officials said.After the first round of voting, Congress candidates were ahead of their rivals in 61 of the 90 seats in the battle for an Assembly where the half-way mark is 46.BJP candidates were ahead in 21 constituencies. While Chief Minister Raman Singh managed to reverse the trend after initially trailing to the Congress, all his cabinet Ministers were way behind their rivals.The alliance of Janta Congress Chhattisgarh of former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi and the Bahujan Samaj Party were leading in seven constituencies.In the outgoing Assembly, the BJP had 49 members and the Congress 39. The BJP has ruled Chhattisgarh since 2003.last_img read more

Facebook Exec Fidji Simo Restricting Facebook Live Could Hurt Minorities

first_imgFacebook vice president Fidji Simo told the audience of Variety’s Silicon Valleywood presented by PwC on Tuesday that the company was carefully evaluating how to increase the safety of its live streaming feature in the wake of the New Zealand massacre. “We know that we need to do more to protect people on live,” she said, while also cautioning that the company wasn’t rushing to easy solutions.One of those easy solutions would be to restrict live streaming to verified users with large audiences. Such an approach could harm minorities who often used the feature to document possible instances of police brutality, argued Simo. “They go live whenever they get pulled over by a cop,” she said. “These are normal people that go live every day, these are not celebrities.”Simo said that much of Facebook’s work these days was focused on safety and security. “This is priority number one, for sure,” she said. And while the company was still struggling with issues like how to police live streams, Simo argued that Facebook had undergone a major transition since the 2016 election. “We are fundamentally not the same company that we were a year ago,” she said. Related ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Silicon Valleywood: Content Creators Discuss if Storytelling is Driven by Data Popular on Variety Simo’s fireside chat at Silicon Valleywood was her first public appearance since a major transition among Facebook’s senior executives in March, when chief product officer Chris Cox left the company alongside Whatsapp head Chris Daniels. At the time, Simo was elevated to lead the core Facebook app, after previously overseeing the company’s video business.On Tuesday, Simo joked that she hadn’t forgotten about her content roots. “You don’t upend all your video and gaming roots that fast,” she quipped. Simo went on to argue that video could play a key role for Facebook to bring people together. “Entertainment is uniquely positioned to do that,” she said.Her remarks came just as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been positioning the company on a path towards more private, one-to-one interaction in Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp, with a smaller emphasis on its legacy newsfeed. Simo argued that both would be part of Facebook’s future. “Both the town square and the living room are important,” she said.Simo said that a big focus of her organization going forward were groups and Stories, as well as new services that could be layered on top of Facebook’s public and private conversations, including Facebook’s marketplace and dating.Asked about the company’s video business, Simo said that Facebook was cautious in its investments in original content. Facebook was primarily focused on building products like Facebook Watch that made video more social, and not spending as much as Apple and others — in part because of the hefty price tag for scripted content. “It’s pretty damn expensive,” she admitted. Facebook Reportedly Working on New Snapchat-Like Messaging App for Instagramlast_img read more