Flights cleared for take off

first_img Former Premier says PNP left plan for Salt Cay airport, but there is no evidence of the claim Related Items:flights, Tciaa InterCaribbean Airways encourages ESTA registration Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airline Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Aug 2015 – STATEMENT FROM TCIAAThe Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority wishes to announce that due to the weakening of Tropical Storm Erika, and the improvement in weather conditions; Providenciales, Grand Turk, North Caicos, South Caicos and Salt Cay airports are open to flight operations.The 5 a.m. (0900 GMT) forecast shows the storm moving westnorthwest over the island of Cuba near 20 mph before turning northwest. Maximum sustained winds are 40 mph with higher gusts and extend to 140 miles east of the center of the storm.Passengers are asked to contact their respective airline for flight scheduling.last_img read more

Shawsheen Tech To Hold Swimming Lessons For Kids On Saturdays This Fall

first_imgBILLERICA, MA — Shawsheen Tech will be holding registration for their upcoming Fall Learn to Swim Program on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 and Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 2:30pm to 4pm, at the school’s pool entrance.Lessons run from Saturday, September 28, 2019 to Saturday, November 23, 2019, with no classes on Columbus Day weekend. Class times are staggered between 9am and 1pm.EIGHT 30-minute lessons for beginning swimmers cost $88. EIGHT 60-minute lessons for more advanced swimmers cost $176.Click HERE for the registration form. Have a question? Contact Aquatics Director Jay Tildsley at jtildsley@shawtech.org.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… RelatedShawsheen Tech Announces Summer Swimming LessonsIn “Sports”Shawsheen Tech To Hold Swimming Lessons For Kids On Saturdays This FallIn “Sports”Shawsheen Tech To Hold Swimming Lessons For Kids On Saturdays This FallIn “Education”last_img read more

Climate Change Likely To Increase Volcanic Eruptions Scientists Say

first_img Share Ivan Damanik/AFP/Getty ImagesAn Indonesian farmer passes a field as Mount Sinabung volcano spews thick smoke into the air in Karo, North Sumatra earlier this month. The volcano roared back to life in 2010 for the first time in 400 years, after another period of inactivity it erupted once more in 2013, and has remained highly active since.A warming planet due to human-induced climate change will likely contribute to an increase in volcanic activity, according to a recent study in the journal Geology.While a relationship between climate and volcanism might seem counter-intuitive, it turns out that pressure exerted by thick glaciers on the Earth’s crust — what geologists call “surface loading” – has an impact on the flow of magma below the surface.The correlation affects “magma flow and the voids and gaps in the Earth where magma flows to the surface as well as how much magma the crust can actually hold,” the study’s lead author Graeme T. Swindles, an associate professor of Earth system dynamics at the University of Leeds, wrote in an email to Scientific American. In the study published last month, Swindles’ team examined the geologic record of eruptions of Icelandic volcanoes 5,500 to 4,500 years ago – a period in Earth’s history when the climate was cooler, but still not a full-blown ice age. The level of volcanic activity was discerned by looking at the record of ash that settled on the peat bogs and lakes that fell over Europe, Swindles says.Comparing the volcanic record with glacial coverage, the team found that the number of eruptions dropped significantly as the climate cooled and ice cover increased. The eruptions that did occur also tended to be smaller in magnitude.“There’s a big change in the record in the mid-Holocene [epoch], where we see no volcanic ash in Europe and very little in Iceland,” says Swindles. “This seems to overlap with a time where there’s cold climate conditions, which would have favored glacial advance in Iceland.”Swindles says his team found about a 600-year lag between advancing glaciers and diminished volcanic activity. “That’s because it takes a long time to grow ice masses,” he told the magazine.In reverse, the team found that as the climate warmed and glaciers melted, there were more and bigger eruptions.“After glaciers are removed the surface pressure decreases, and the magmas more easily propagate to the surface and thus erupt,” Swindles says.There was also a lag between retreating glaciers and increased volcanic activity, but it was shorter, the team found — although the study cautions there could be other climate-related factors that contributed to the compressed lag time.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

NGMA showcases Prabuddha Dasguptas legacy

first_imgWhat defines longing? The yearning to return home? The wait for a tiring bus ride to end? The desperation to make love? Or the sheer thrill of being caught in a game of hide and seek? For late photographer Prabuddha Dasgupta perhaps, longing lay in all of these. 90 pictures in all, from his final series “Longing” along with photographs clicked during his short-lived life of 55 years form a part of this exhibition. It was inaugurated on Friday at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA). Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Longing,” Dasgupta’s journal of memory and experience, was based on the everyday — family, friendships, places known, spaces occupied, journeys remembered — revolving around the core of a pivotal love affair. With an oblique, non-linear narrative, the work seeks to evoke through the selective memory of personal experience, a journey of the viewer’s own.“His photographs act as a voice capable of luring our senses, instigating the viewer to put his mind, his eye and his heart on the same wavelength. What reinforces these thoughts is the sense of a strong composition and rhythm that is explicit in the images,” Rajeev Lochan, Director, NGMA said. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHe was in the process of publishing “Longing”, when he unexpectedly passed away in 2012. Bits and pieces from every facet of his career as a photographer, both fine-art and fashion, are on display at the show. Born into a family of artists in Kolkata (1956), Dasgupta grew up in an atmosphere of creativity in the company of painters, musicians, dancers, writers and filmmakers.He also spent several years living on the grounds of NGMA, where his father, Pradosh Dasgupta was the director. A bunch of photographs from the time he spent in Ladakh in 2000, shows the cold desert being shot in the rare monochrome light, bringing out deeper and lesser told stories of the peasant and nomadic life of the land.“There is a sense of lingering familiarity that transcends the atmosphere created by his images. The photographs facilitate a distinct connect between the viewer and the photographer,” Lochan said. He is said to have brought to photography a bold individualistic sensibility, which fetched him a place among the most distinguished photographers in the country. Pictures from “Women,” his controversial collection of portraits and nudes of urban Indian women also form a part of the retrospective.The collection was a result of his realisation that Indian women as subjects of photographic representation were never seen as anything but exotic models of attractiveness. In the collection he featured women “for their interestingness rather than their physical charms.” Dasgupta shot many Indian supermodels like Madhu Sapre, Mehr Jessia and Feroze Gujral.One of his most recollected works include the controversial ad campaign for a shoe brand, featuring Madhu Sapre and Milind Soman wearing only the shoes and a snake. A post-graduate in History, Dasgupta had began his career as a copywriter at an advertising agency, before turning to photography full-time.He had also photographed for many national and international magazines and top-notch fashion brands like Vogue, Louis Vuitton, Elle, Harper Bazaar and GQ among others, several of which can be seen at the exhibition.Lochan said the NGMA is in the process of acquiring over 100 works by the late photographer. The Gallery has brought a publication “Prabuddha Dasgupta, A Journey”. Another publication on the photographer has also been brought out by his family. The show at NGMA is scheduled to go on till November 19.last_img read more