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

Manchester Arena Concert Reopening To Feature Noel Gallagher

first_img Twitter Find out who else is scheduled to play the September We Are Manchester benefit concertPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Aug 16, 2017 – 4:23 pm GRAMMY.comNoel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will be leading the Sept. 9 We Are Manchester benefit concert to officially reopen Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. His anthem “Don’t Look Back In Anger” — among his best work with Oasis — testifies to the power of his songwriting, which also earned him a Best Rock Song nomination for “Wonderwall” at the 39th GRAMMY Awards.”Don’t Look Back …” became the anthem for Manchester when it erupted spontaneously from the audience at a memorial following the May 22 concert tragedy. The song was also covered by Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Ariana Grande at the One Love Manchester benefit concert on June 4.Blossoms and the Courteeners will be joining Gallagher on Sept. 9, along with Rick Astley, Best New Artist nominee at the 31st GRAMMY Awards and omnipresent viral meme. Poet Tony Walsh, especially remembered for reading one of his poems at a vigil the day after the tragedy, will also appear. More artists are scheduled to be announced.The Manchester Memorial Fund will receive profits from the benefit, with an eye toward building a permanent memorial to honor the 22 Manchester concert fatalities.”We welcome the reopening of the arena, a major venue which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors, as a powerful symbol of [Manchester’s] defiant and resilient spirit,” said Manchester City Councilor Sue Murphy.We Love Manchester Emergency Fund Distributes Support To Families Of Manchester Arena VictimsRead more Email News Manchester Arena Concert Reopening To Feature Noel Gallagher Noel Gallagher Is Reopening Manchester Arena manchester-arena-concert-reopening-feature-noel-gallagher Facebook 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

Revealed Amid pregnancy rumours why did Priyanka Chopra secretly visit hospital

first_imgPriyanka Chopra on the talk show.Youtube/ Nbc/ The Tonight Show starring Jimmy FallonThough it has barely been a few months of Priyanka Chopra’s grand wedding ceremony with Nick Jonas, rumours of the couple expecting their first child has already started doing the rounds. A couple of photos of Priyanka Chopra, where a small baby bump could be spotted were splashed all across. Many publications were quick to proclaim that this might well could be the reason behind her quick decision to tie the knot. However, Priyanka Chopra’s mother Madhu had set the record straight and revealed that there is no such good news coming their way.Priyanka’s mother, Madhu Chopra, had then stated that it was just a bad camera angle. She also defended Priyanka’s choice of clothing and said that the outfit was nice just that it was a bad camera angle. She also revealed that she did have a word with Priyanka about the whole issue to which Priyanka replied that since she was tired, she had a slumped posture and thus such photos.Amid all these pregnancy rumours, Priyanka Chopra was spotted at the Hinduja hospital in Mumbai recently. While this could again fuel the rumours of her being pregnant, the truth is, Priyanka had gone there to visit a relative who is ill. Unlike other times and as expected, Priyanka didn’t wave to the paparazzi or opted for photo-ops but silently made her way in and out.On work front, Priyanka was recently seen in Jonas Brothers’ – Sucker – where she looked every bit of sassy as we have known her to be. Apart from this, Priyanka is also busy with the shoot of the Sky is Pink with Farhan Akhtar. On Karan Johar’s koffee couch, Priyanka had revealed that she is in talks with Sanjay Leela Bhansali for a film too.last_img read more

Aliens in skies Pulsating UFOs spotted above England sparks fear

first_imgYouTube: MavixxxMavixxx, a popular conspiracy theory YouTube channel, has been uploading videos featuring UFOs over the past few months. Now, the conspiracy theorist has released very mysterious footage that shows multiple flying objects hovering in the skies of England.In the video, the conspiracy theorist revealed that the strange clip was captured on June 20, 2019. However, the exact location where these UFOs appeared still remain unclear.Interestingly, the objects appeared in the video seems pulsating, and at times, they even tried to align in a formation.As the video uploaded by Mavixxx went viral on YouTube, many of his users argued that these are signs of an imminent alien disclosure. These alien enthusiasts believe that governments all across the world and space agencies like NASA and ESA have been covering up bitter facts about aliens for years, but now, they are all set to disclose the secrets surrounding extraterrestrial life.A section of other conspiracy theorists argued that these glowing UFOs are alien scout ships that usually appear on the earth before an invasion.”The great deception is certainly upon us,” commented HonoredShadow, a YouTube user.”The ships overhead changing patterns, disappearing, are telling of disaster coming to the viewing area. This will be by nature and affect man. anyone see/know something different? Just My speculation from past sightings before the great change,” commented Roxie Early, another YouTuber.However, sceptics are not convinced of these explanations. As per these sceptics, the bizarre objects that appeared in the skies of England are nothing but drones, and there is nothing mysterious about it.”In the age of the drone, all bets are off,” commented Cereberus 7, a sceptic.A few days back, Mavixxx had uploaded another creepy video that showed a seemingly metallic disc-shaped flying object speeding above the skies of Orange County, California. This video had also gone viral on the internet, and many people considered it proof of extraterrestrial existence.last_img read more

Leave or we will kill you all

first_imgSmoke is seen on Myanmar’s side of border as Rohingya refugees collect their belongings on a shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Shah Porir Dwip. Photo: ReutersThousands of Rohingya Muslims in violence-racked northwest Myanmar are pleading with authorities for safe passage from two remote villages that are cut off by hostile Buddhists and running short of food.“We’re terrified,” Maung Maung, a Rohingya official at Ah Nauk Pyin village, told Reuters by telephone. “We’ll starve soon and they’re threatening to burn down our houses.”Another Rohingya contacted by Reuters, who asked not to be named, said ethnic Rakhine Buddhists came to the same village and shouted, “Leave, or we will kill you all.”Fragile relations between Ah Nauk Pyin and its Rakhine neighbours were shattered on 25 Aug, when deadly attacks by Rohingya militants in Rakhine State prompted a ferocious response from Myanmar’s security forces.At least 430,000 Rohingya have since fled into neighbouring Bangladesh to evade what the United Nations has called a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.About a million Rohingya lived in Rakhine state until the recent violence. Most face draconian travel restrictions and are denied citizenship in a country where many Buddhists regard them as illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.Tin Maung Swe, secretary of the Rakhine state government, told Reuters he was working closely with the Rathedaung authorities, and had received no information about the Rohingya villagers’ plea for safe passage.“There is nothing to be concerned about,” he said when asked about local tensions. “Southern Rathedaung is completely safe.”National police spokesman Myo Thu Soe said he also had no information about the Rohingya villages but that he would look into the matter.Asked to comment, a spokeswoman for the US State Department’s East Asia Bureau made no reference to the situation in the villages, but said the United States was calling “urgently” for Myanmar’s security forces “to act in accordance with the rule of law and to stop the violence and displacement suffered by individuals from all communities.”“Tens of thousands of people reportedly lack adequate food, water, and shelter in northern Rakhine state,” spokeswoman Katina Adams said. “The government should act immediately to assist them.”Adams said Patrick Murphy, the US deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asia, would reiterate grave US concern about the situation in Rakhine when he meets senior officials in Myanmar this week.Britain is to host a ministerial meeting on Monday on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly in New York to discuss the situation in Rakhine.NO BOATSAh Nauk Pyin sits on a mangrove-fringed peninsula in Rathedaung, one of three townships in northern Rakhine state. The villagers say they have no boats.Until three weeks ago, there were 21 Muslim villages in Rathedaung, along with three camps for Muslims displaced by previous bouts of religious violence. Sixteen of those villages and all three camps have since been emptied and in many cases burnt, forcing an estimated 28,000 Rohingya to flee.Rathedaung’s five surviving Rohingya villages and their 8,000 or so inhabitants are encircled by Rakhine Buddhists and acutely vulnerable, say human rights monitors.The situation is particularly dire in Ah Nauk Pyin and nearby Naung Pin Gyi, where any escape route to Bangladesh is long, arduous, and sometimes blocked by hostile Rakhine neighbours.Maung Maung, the Rohingya official, said the villagers were resigned to leaving but the authorities had not responded to their requests for security. At night, he said, villagers had heard distant gunfire.“It’s better they go somewhere else,” said Thein Aung, a Rathedaung official, who dismissed Rohingya allegations that Rakhines were threatening them.Only two of the 25 Aug attacks by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) took place in Rathedaung. But the township was already a tinderbox of religious tension, with ARSA citing the mistreatment of Rohingya there as one justification for its offensive.In late July, Rakhine residents of a large, mixed village in northern Rathedaung corralled hundreds of Rohingya inside their neighbourhood, blocking access to food and water.A similar pattern is repeating itself in southern Rathedaung, with local Rakhine citing possible ARSA infiltration as a reason for ejecting the last remaining Rohingya.‘ANOTHER PLACE’Maung Maung said he had called the police at least 30 times to report threats against his village.On 13 Sept, he said, he got a call from a Rakhine villager he knew. “Leave tomorrow or we’ll come and burn down all your houses,” said the man, according to a recording Maung Maung gave to Reuters.When Maung Maung protested that they had no means to escape, the man replied: “That’s not our problem.”On 31 Aug, the police convened a roadside meeting between two villages, attended by seven Rohingya from Ah Nauk Pyin and 14 Rakhine officials from the surrounding villages.Instead of addressing the Rohingya complaints, said Maung Maung and two other Rohingya who attended the meeting, the Rakhine officials delivered an ultimatum.“They said they didn’t want any Muslims in the region and we should leave immediately,” said the Rohingya resident of Ah Nauk Pyin who requested anonymity.The Rohingya agreed, said Maung Maung, but only if the authorities provided security.He showed Reuters a letter that the village elders had sent to the Rathedaung authorities on 7 Sept, asking to be moved to “another place”. They had yet to receive a response, he said.VIOLENT HISTORYRelations between the two communities deteriorated in 2012, when religious unrest in Rakhine state killed nearly 200 people and made 140,000 homeless, most of them Rohingya. Scores of houses in Ah Nauk Pyin were torched.Since then, said villagers, Rohingya have been too scared to leave the village or till their land, surviving mainly on monthly deliveries from the World Food Programme (WFP). The recent violence halted those deliveries.The WFP pulled out most staff and suspended operations in the region after 25 Aug.Residents in the area’s two Rohingya villages said they could no longer venture out to fish or buy food from Rakhine traders, and were running low on food and medicines.Maung Maung said the local police told the Rohingya to stay in their villages and not to worry because “nothing would happen,” he said.But the nearest police station had only half a dozen or so officers, he said, and could not do much if Ah Nauk Pyin was attacked.A few minutes’ walk away, at the Rakhine village of Shwe Long Tin, residents were also on edge, said its leader, Khin Tun Aye.They had also heard gunfire at night, he said, and were guarding the village around the clock with machetes and slingshots in case the Rohingya attacked with ARSA’s help.“We’re also terrified,” he said.He said he told his fellow Rakhine to stay calm, but the situation remained so tense that he feared for the safety of his Rohingya neighbours.“If there is violence, all of them will be killed,” he said.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

ZEE launches TV channel in S Africa

first_imgZee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), one of the country’s leading media and entertainment companies, on Wednesday announced the launch of a new television channel, Zee World, in Johannesburg.Zee World will be available from February 3 on DSTV channel 166. It is a general entertainment channel and is the first offering from ZEEL for mainstream viewers in Africa. The channel aims to showcase television series, Bollywood movies, reality shows and more action-packed content through the new channel. Also Read – I-T issues 17-point checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cash”The corporate positioning of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ meaning ‘the world is my family’ is the driving force that enables us to bring authentic and entertaining content to global audiences, with a vision to reach a billion viewers by 2020,” Essel group and ZEEL chairman, Subhash Chandra said in a media statement. Speaking about the new channel, ZEEL chief executive officer – Middle East and Africa, Mukund Cairae said, “We will launch with four award winning series like Saloni, Laali, Married Again and The Promis.” Also Read – Lanka launches ambitious tourism programme to woo Indian tourists“The channel will also introduce other genres such as world drama series and shows on kids, food, reality and health before the end of the year 2015.” All content that will be aired has undergone extensive research and customisation including editing and dubbing with most of the channel’s content dubbed in South Africa using local talent. With a strong worldwide presence, boasting over 34 channels which entertains 730+ million viewers across 169 countries, ZEEL first ventured into Africa 18 years ago as the company’s first international territory.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