Tropical Depression Five Creeping Up On Us

first_img Weekend Weather Watch – storms and general TCI weather for weekend Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp System becomes Tropical Storm Danny Tropical Watch with three systems being monitored Related Items:atlantic ocean, tropical depression Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOKNWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL200 AM EDT FRI SEP 5 2014For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:1. An area of low pressure, associated with a tropical wave, locatedjust south of the Cape Verde Islands is producing disorganizedshowers and thunderstorms. Some slow development of this system ispossible over the next several days while it moves westward at about15 mph. This system could bring locally heavy rain and gusty windsin squalls to portions of the Cape Verde Islands today.* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…20 percent.* Formation chance through 5 days…medium…30 percent. Recommended for youlast_img read more

Curtains down

first_imgThe 15 days of cultural festivity in the city comes to an end today. The Seventh Edition of Delhi International Arts Festival organized by Prasiddha foundation and Ministry of Culture, Govt of India witnessed performances of different regions with a touch of both national and international colours.  The concept was conceived by Prathibha Prahlad 7 years back.DIAF started with a magnificent performance by the Pung Cholam from Manipur, Langas & Manganiars from Rajasthan, Hety & Zambo from Columbia, National Troupe of Folk Arts from Egypt, Rouf Dance from Kashmir and Traditional Dance from Srilanka at Purana Qila on 8th February. The festival witnessed enthralling shows and performances like the Visual Arts and Crafts exhibition, Pran & Farooq Shaikh Restrospective, a film festival to pay tribute to the legendary actors, Hollywood & Children’s Film Festival, Kalaripayattu Martial Arts from Kerala, Magic show by Spanish magician Murray Molloy, Dhrupad music. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Each year DIAF brings every genre of performing and visual arts ranging from the classical to the contemporary from across the world.  DIAF 2014 brought performances from remote parts of Kerala, Assam, Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Bihar and several others. Literature events included panel, discussions and talks at the Sahitya Akademi, Iranian illumination artistes and craftsmen who demonstrated their works at the National Museum and the Crafts Museum. It was an extraordinary time for the art and culture lovers of Delhi. Classical music lovers witnessed Dhrupad Festival which featured musicians from all over India like Ustad Wasiffudin Dagar, Ustad Hussain Sayeeduddin Dagar, Pandit Uday Bhawalkar and others. Theatre enthusiasts enjoyed the staging of Abhignana Shakuntala directed by KN Pannikar at the National School of Drama and a Spanish Play Holiday Out at the Institute of Cervantes.The gala closing took place at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts Lawns with a soulful Sufi and Qawwali by Barkat Sidhu from Punjab and Nazir Ahmed Khan Warsi & Naseer Ahmed Khan Warsi from Hyderabad.last_img read more

Now licence a must to buy your new bike

first_imgKolkata: In a bid to check road accidents, the state government has made possession of driving licence mandatory to buy a motorcycle.The state Transport department has already sent letters to all its Regional Transport Offices (RTOs), stating that the existing law in this connection has to be enforced properly.It may be mentioned that as per the Central Motor Vehicles Act, it is mandatory to show driving licence before buying a motorcycle. But a large section of bike dealers hardly check whether a prospective buyer of a two-wheeler possesses a driving licence or not. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedNow, the top brass of the state Transport department has taken up the matter and made possession of driving licence mandatory to buy a motorcycle. A person interested in buying a motorcycle will have to produce driving licence to the dealer, who in turn will send the documents to the RTO. The applicants also have to appear before the RTO and show the driving licence.Only after the clearance is given by the RTO, can the dealer sell a motorcycle to a person. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPSuvendu Adhikari, the state Transport minister, said: “Why should one buy a motorcycle if the person does not know how to ride the same?” He further said: “The law in this connection already exists. We are now taking steps to implement it properly.”Sources said that the step has been taken after a survey revealed that a large number of victims of bike accidents didn’t possess driving licence. Many teenage boys ride motorcycles without having any proper training and many of them hardly bother to follow traffic norms, which lead to accidents. So, the state Transport department has decided to take the step to ensure that no bike is sold to a person who doesn’t have a driving licence. It may be mentioned that the state government has taken up several steps to check road accidents and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had launched the state-wide awareness campaign “Safe Drive Save Life”. It has helped to bring down the number of road accidents in the state.Earlier, the state government had directed authorities of all petrol refilling stations in the state that petrol cannot be sold, if a biker comes without wearing helmet. Display boards with the message – “No Helmet, No Petrol” – was put up at all refuelling stations and the police kept a close watch to ensure that it is followed.last_img read more

Alaska air carrier suspends operations after 2nd crash

first_img Share Alaska air carrier suspends operations after 2nd crash By: The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — An Alaska air carrier involved in two deadly floatplane crashes in a week has voluntarily suspended operations, federal officials said Tuesday.The halt of flightseeing and commuter flights is in place indefinitely, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.The action comes after the passenger and the pilot of a Beaver floatplane operated by Taquan Air were killed when the single-engine aircraft crashed in Metlakatla Harbor on Monday afternoon during a 35-kilometre commuter flight from Ketchikan.Witnesses reported to federal investigators that one of the two floats on the plane dug into the water during landing, causing the right wing to hit the water and then the aircraft to cartwheel several times, according to Clint Johnson, chief of the National Transportation Safety Board in Alaska. The wing broke off and is missing.Johnson said witnesses also reported the Beaver floatplane landed upside down and became submerged in water. An NTSB investigator arrived at Metlakatla late Tuesday morning, he said.In a statement, Taquan Air confirmed it suspended all operations. The company said it “was reeling” from not only Monday’s crash, but a midair collision last week involving another Taquan plane that killed six.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is back“It’s been a really heavy and heartbreaking time for us,” the company wrote. “Our priority has been our passengers and their families and our internal staff, and pilots.”The passenger was identified by her employer and relatives in California as Sarah Luna. The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium said in a statement that Luna joined the group nearly a year ago as a senior epidemiologist in the liver disease and hepatitis program. Luna, 32, had flown to Metlakatla to provide health services to the community.Metlakatla Police Chief Bruce Janes identified the pilot as 51-year-old Ron Rash of Harrisburg, PA.The crash occurred in light winds and 16-kilometre visibility, Johnson said. The plane also was carrying a load of cargo and was supposed to also pick up other passengers after landing.Johnson said it was “way too early” to determine a cause. He anticipates the preliminary report into the crash to be released by the end of the week.Monday’s crash followed the May 13 midair collision of a Taquan Air Otter floatplane with another floatplane. Six people died in that crash and another 10 people were injured. Both planes were carrying sightseeing cruise ship passengers.More news:  Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish StepsJohnson said the NTSB is investigating both crashes as separate cases.Last summer, all 11 on board another Taquan Air flight survived when the 72-year-old pilot confused snow on a mountain with a body of water and crashed on a rocky mountainside on Prince of Wales Island near the southern tip of the Alaska Peninsula.A pilot and eight cruise ship passengers died June 25, 2015, when a de Havilland DHC-3 Otter operated by Promech Air Inc. crashed into mountainous terrain about 38 kilometres from Ketchikan, also as it was returning from Misty Fjords.The NTSB later determined that pilot error, the company’s culture and lack of a formal safety program were among the causes of that crash. Taquan Air purchased the assets of Promech in 2016, and currently employs three pilots who worked for Promech, a company spokeswoman said last week. Tags: Alaska, Floatplane Wednesday, May 22, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more