Tropical storm Maria approaching Leeward Islands

first_img Share Share Tropical Storm Maria 5-day forecast track. NHC/NOAA graphicMIAMI, USA — At 8:00 pm EDT on Friday, the centre of Tropical Storm Maria was located about 135 miles north of Barbados and about 185 miles east-southeast of Guadeloupe. On the forecast track, the centre of Maria will move over the Leeward Islands during Friday night and Saturday, and be near the Virgin Islands by Saturday night. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Maria is moving toward the northwest near 15 mph and this motion is expected to continue during the next day or so. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph, with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles, mainly to the northeast of the centre. Tropical storm conditions are expected to reach the Lesser Antilles on Friday evening, then spread northwestward over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Saturday and Saturday night. Maria is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 4 to 8 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 10 inches over the central to northern Lesser Antilles, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.Storm surge will raise water levels by as much as 1 to 2 feet above normal tide levels along the immediate coast within the warning area. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and dangerous waves. A tropical storm warning is in effect for Guadeloupe, St Martin, Saba, St Eustatius, Antigua, Anguilla, Barbuda, Montserrat, Nevis, St Kitts, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, St Barthelemy, St Marten, Martinique, US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, including Vieques and Culebra. Interests elsewhere in the Lesser Antilles, the Dominican Republic, the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas should monitor the progress of Maria.Caribbean News Now 20 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share NewsRegional Tropical storm Maria approaching Leeward Islands by: – September 10, 2011 Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Video: Iranian child offers himself to Barcelona as ‘new’ Messi

first_imgArat Hosseini had everyone on social media talking again after posting a video of an expertly executed overhead kick, which he dedicated to Lionel Messi. Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”Portuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone Read Also: Video: Ronaldo uses his kids as weights during home workouts Arat’s father, who is himself responsible for training the youth, also wrote about his son’s future ambitions. “He dreams of playing for Barcelona every night,” he said. “He compares himself to Messi and always says he wants to be like Leo when he grows up.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The young Iranian addressed the Barcelona star before pulling off yet another impressive piece of skill. “Thanks Arat,” Messi responded. “I see a lot of class there. “Awesome. A hug.” The child didn’t take long to thank the Argentinian before adding: “I hope to play for Barca one day”.Advertisementlast_img read more

4 persons nabbed for violating quarantine

first_imgPolice chanced upon them having adrinking spree along the road at 7:40 p.m. on March 23. No one shall be allowed to go out except incases of emergency or for the sole purpose of purchasing food, medicines, basicnecessities and prime commodities. The city government recently placed theentire metro under a 26-day “enhanced community quarantine” against coronavirusdisease 2019. A curfew will also be enforced from 8 p.m. to5 a.m. though there are some exemptions. Residents Joemarie Nemenzo, 40; EreneoVillanueva, 32; Jeffrey Solinap, 39; and Francisco Perez, 22, were all taken toPolice Station 1. center_img All public and private offices, business andcommercial establishments shall be closed, but with some exemptions. ILOILO City – Police arrested fourpersons for breaking quarantine rules in Barangay Sta. Monica, City Proper. Dispensing and transporting liquor are also prohibitedduring the lockdown period./PNlast_img read more

Patrick P. “Pat” Riede

first_imgPatrick Philip Riede, 61, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away WednesdayMay 1, 2019 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana surrounded by family.He was born March 14, 1958 in Cincinnati, OH, son of the late Robert T Riede and Joan (Gates) Fields.Patrick proudly served his country for four years in the Navy. He was stationed on the aircraft carrier Eisenhower.  He worked as a Service Rep for RF Technology, with over 7 years of service.Pat enjoyed fishing, woodworking and puzzles. He collected Hot Wheels, he had a garage full. He was also a wheeler dealer, buying and selling Hot Wheels. Pat was an avid Cincinnati Bengals fan. He was an avid softball player and he coached baseball for his boys. Pat will be greatly missed by his family and friends.Patrick is survived by his loving spouse of 6 years Terry Lynn Riede (Fath), step mom, Mary C. Riede of West Harrison, IN; children, Annie Riede of Wrightsville Beach, NC, Jacob Riede of Chesney, SC, Joshua Riede of San Diego, CA, Thomas Broxterman of Cincinnati, OH, David (Kylee) Broxterman of Columbus, OH; siblings, Gwendolyn (Dan) Hardwick of Suman, IN, Dale (Barbara) Riede of North College Hill, OH, Kurt Riede of Cincinnati, OH, Penni (Edward) Fowls of West Harrison, IN, Amie (Stephen) Rogers of Lawrenceburg, IN, Lorie Fennell (Craig) of Long Beach, CA, Alex (Jennifer) Riede of Loveland, OH, Susannah (James) Cunningham of Greenwood, IN; grandchildren, Jayden & Rose Riede.He was preceded in death by his parents.Friends will be received 5-8 pm on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday at the Funeral Home with Pastor Tommy Beatley officiating.Contributions may be made to PAWS or the American Cancer Society. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Anfield door open to Gerrard

first_img “My decision is completely based on my wish to experience something different in my career and life and I also want to make sure that I have no regrets when my playing career is eventually over.” But while his advisors will begin the search for a new club, Gerrard insists he remains fully focused on the remainder of Liverpool’s season. A 2-2 draw at home to bottom side Leicester, in which Gerrard scored two penalties, left Liverpool seven points adrift of the top four and their minimum aim – they also have a two-legged Capital One Cup semi-final against Chelsea on the horizon – remains retaining a place in the Champions League. Despite reduced playing time this season as Rodgers tries to manage his captain, whom he admits cannot play three matches in a week to the level either of them would want, there will be no holding back from Gerrard. “One point that is important to make is that from now until the last kick of the last game of the season, I will be as fully committed to the team as I ever have been and giving everything I have to help Liverpool win games,” said the midfielder, who has won every domestic honour apart from the league despite coming agonisingly close last season. “I can’t thank Brendan (Rodgers), the owners and everyone at the club enough for how they’ve handled this and I am leaving on great terms. “Also, I would like to thank my team-mates and all the staff for their help and continued support. “My final message is for the people who make Liverpool Football Club the greatest in the world – the supporters. “It has been a privilege to represent you, as a player and as captain. “I have cherished every second of it and it is my sincere wish to finish this season and my Liverpool career on a high.” The midfielder, who turns 35 in May, is likely to seek a different challenge in Major League Soccer in the United States after confirming he would not be accepting the offer of a new contract to extend his stay beyond this season. It is wrench for the Huyton-born star to end an association with the club which began when he was eight years old but with former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier tipping him to become manager one day, there remains a glimmer of hope Gerrard could once again be an influential figure at Anfield. “This has been the toughest decision of my life and one which both me and my family have agonised over for a good deal of time,” Gerrard said in a statement. “Liverpool Football Club has been such a huge part of all our lives for so long and saying goodbye is going to be difficult but I feel it’s something that’s in the best interests of all involved, including my family and the club itself. “I’m going to carry on playing and although I can’t confirm at this stage where that will be, I can say it will be somewhere that means I won’t be playing for a competing club and will not therefore be lining up against Liverpool – that is something I could never contemplate. “It is a very special place to be part of. It is my sincere hope and wish that one day I can return to serve Liverpool again, in whatever capacity best helps the club.” Gerrard has followed the example set by close friend Jamie Carragher two years ago in going public with his decision early to prevent ongoing debate about whether he would stay or go. However, unlike Carragher – who retired aged 35 in 2013 and went straight into a job as a television pundit – he still feels there is plenty of life left in his legs to continue playing elsewhere. But with the former England captain ruling out joining a club which could ever face Liverpool in competition it puts America top of his likely destinations, although there is interest from the Middle East. “I am making the announcement now so that the manager and the team are not distracted by stories or speculation about my future,” he added. Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will leave his boyhood club this summer with a heavy heart but he plans to return in a different role in the future. Press Associationlast_img read more

Mohamed Elneny honoured to have been signed by Arsene Wenger

first_img The Wales international has scored in his last two matches, including his side’s opener in the entertaining 3-3 draw at Anfield, and he admits he is confident about his sharpness in and around the penalty area. “I am feeling confident in there,” said. “I know my team-mates have the ability to pick my runs out and give that final ball for me so I can get on to it. “It was a good ball from Joel (Campbell) again so I was delighted with that goal. “We have a tough game coming up against Stoke – we haven’t found it easy the last few times we have been there (no victory in five visits and three defeats) but we will be looking to get back to winning ways and get back on another run.” Press Association Arsenal’s new signing Mohamed Elneny admits he is honoured to have been signed by Arsene Wenger. The Egypt international is in line to make Sunday’s squad at Stoke after completing a drawn-out £5million transfer from Basle “subject to the completion of regulatory processes”. He is expected to be registered ahead of Friday’s noon deadline to be eligible and he cannot wait to start work with Wenger. “Arsenal is one of those teams that everyone enjoys watching and of course I would love to play for such a great team. It is an indescribable feeling (to have signed),” he told Arsenal Player. “Mr Wenger is a highly respected manager and one of the world’s best managers; it is my honour to be trained under his management. “I would like to tell (the fans) that, although you have not seen much of me, I promise I will contribute positively with the team.” The 23-year-old hopes to be able to contribute towards an ambitious treble this season having set his sights high after leaving Basle. Arsenal are top of the Premier League, in the fourth round of the FA Cup and the last 16 of the Champions League – although they face a tough challenge against defending champions Barcelona – and Elneny has big ambitions. “I am hoping that we win the Premier League and cup this season, and the Champions League as well,” he added. “Arsenal is one of the world’s greatest teams, and I am very keen to participate positively with my new team and to give my best for the team and for myself.” While the best Elneny could hope for is a place on the bench on Sunday as in-form midfielder Aaron Ramsey is set for a key role. last_img read more

Future of Postal Service Shaky After Financial Hit, Employee Deaths

first_imgThe way we get our mail could soon change yet again.The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant financial impacts on the U.S. Postal Service, which some fear may have to shut down after more than 200 years.“They’re saying the end of September we will be out of money to go ahead and keep the payroll going as it is today,” says Al Friedman, the President of the Florida State Association of Letter Carriers.Friedman adds that the USPS is losing between $2 million and $5 million a day across the country. “Letters are down 42% because companies and a lot of business are not mailing,”USPS is predicting even more significant financial impacts over the next 18 months.During a Zoom call last Thursday, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel said the HEROES Act appropriates $25 billion to the Postal Service for lost revenue. She added that money would also help to purchase personal protective equipment for employees. The bill is now waiting on Senate approval.“If the Post Office does not get its funding by Fall, not only is our vote by mail threatened many Americans get their medicine by mail, certainly getting their unemployment checks by mail,” says Rep. Frankel.Friedman explains that two mail carriers in Florida, one in Sunrise and another in Fort Lauderdale, died because of COVID-19. In addition, more than 100 other postal workers are currently home after testing positive for the virus. Debbie Fetterly, a USPS spokesperson for the South Florida District, released this statement to our news partner, WPTV NewsChannel 5: “The Postal Service is proud of the work our more than 600,000 employees play in processing, transporting, and delivering mail and packages for the American public. We provide a vital public service that is a part of this nation’s critical infrastructure. Our employees deliver much needed medications and Social Security checks, and we are the leading delivery service for online purchases.The Postal Service has a dedicated Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Command Response leadership team that is focusing on employee and customer safety in conjunction with operational and business continuity during this unprecedented epidemic. We continue to follow the strategies and measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health departments. The CDC has information available on its website at https://www.coronavirus.gov that provides the latest information about COVID-19. For more specific information on USPS actions to protect our employees and our customers during this pandemic: https://about.usps.com/newsroom/statements/usps-statement-on-coronavirus.htm.The Postal Service is deeply saddened by the passing of two of our postal family members (Fort Lauderdale, FL and Sunrise, FL) These employees were dedicated public servants, and we extend our deepest condolences to their families during this difficult time. As you may know, under the Rehabilitation Act and the Privacy Act, specific employee medical information must be kept confidential and may only be shared in very limited circumstances. Therefore, the Postal Service cannot share the names of the employees.The COVID-19 pandemic, which has severely affected the U.S. economy, began to negatively affect the Postal Service during late March with declining mail volume, and the impact has continued to worsen since then. On May 8, the U.S. Postal Service reported total revenue of $17.8 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2020 (January 1, 2020 – March 31, 2020), an increase of $348 million, compared to the same period last year. It is estimated that the COVID-19 pandemic will substantially increase the Postal Service’s net operating loss over the next eighteen months, threatening the Postal Service’s ability to operate. However, since the Postal Service began experiencing the impacts of the pandemic in mid-March, the pandemic did not have a material impact on its second quarter results, although significant impacts are expected for the remainder of the year. For additional information: https://about.usps.com/newsroom/national-releases/2020/0508-usps-reports-second-quarter-fiscal-2020-results.htm.Here is a link to a “Delivering the Facts” document which explains our current situation beyond the pandemic issues: https://about.usps.com/news/delivers-facts/usps-delivers-the-facts.pdf.”last_img read more

Krunal Pandya, Hardik Spotted in Orange Lamborghini

first_imgMumbai: Hot on the heels of bagging the Man of the Series award in the recently-held T20 series against the West Indies, Krunal Pandya was spotted in an orange Lamborghini here recently with brother Hardik on the wheels.A video of the Pandya brothers coming out of the luxury sports car has gone viral on social media. Hardik has been rested for the West Indies tour.Krunal recently told IANS that he now wants to graduate to the ODI side where Hardik has cemented his place as a first-choice all-rounder.“The Windies series was a big confidence booster. It was the first series of the season and to do well against some quality players always helps. This is just the beginning and I will look to carry this forward into the next series.“Looking to stay true to my goal and play across formats. That is an area of focus. I have played one-day ganes for India ‘A’ in the last two years and the experience has given me confidence that I can rise to the challenge. I want to play for India in all the formats and do well,” he had said.The Pandya brothers were part of Mumbai Indians’ Indian Premier League (IPL) winning team this year. IANS Also Read: T20Is conquered, time to break into ODI side: Krunal PandyaAlso Watch: Sutarkandi Land Port Scam: Former DC of Karimganj sent for two police remandlast_img read more

15 coaches apply for Hearts coaching job

first_imgFifteen (15) local and foreign coaches are vying for the coaching job of Accra Hearts of OakGerald Ankrah, the General Manager of Hearts of Oak has outlined the factors to be taken into consideration before appointing a competent coach for the club“The search is on and we are hopeful of appointing a substantive coach any time soon before we commence our preseason programmes.“Several factors will be considered especially experience, financial demands and their vision for this club. We want a candidate who has what it takes to make Hearts an African football powerhouse once again. We deserve better than what we have done over the past few years and the best opportunities. We have to correct our mistakes now,” he told Hearts News, the official mouthpiece of the Phobians.Hearts of Oak struggled throughout the 2014-15 season and relegation was smiling on their faces, until they eventually escaped it, after they were declared winners of their match day 25 defeat to Kotoko by the Disciplinary Committee.Below is the list of the 15 applicants Petre GgiuRoberto LandiCenk OzcanCan VanliDesabre Sebastien Patrick De WildeMomcilo MedicEdward AnsahErnst MIddendorpZdravko Logarusic Coach SinghJiri MikaDietmar DemuthMufid ZimicAristica Cioaba –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Building a national under 17 team must be priority – Starlets coach

first_imgHead coach of the national under 17 team, the Black Starlets, has rubbished assertions that the current nationwide scouting exercise ongoing for a new team is not just based in Accra.Emphasizing the importance of building a national and not a regional team, the former Inter Allies boss explained what his aims to Asempa FM.”We will start playing qualifiers for Africa so we will extend our net very wide. We will not emphasize only on Accra but to all the ten regions to scout young talents. We need a national team so we need to go to all the regions to unearth talents. Managing at the under 17 level is very difficult as compared to other national teams especially when the MRI issue comes in. You have to unearth the talents in their raw state and polish it for the other national teams.” The under 17 technical team embarks on a nationwide tour which starts on January 15 ahead of the under 17 African qualifies.–last_img read more