Barbados under Tropical Storm Warning; Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the…

first_imgBarbados has had its Tropical Storm Watch upgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning, while Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines have been placed under a Tropical Storm Watch. This, as Tropical Storm Dorian continues to move towards the islands of the Eastern Caribbean. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area within 36 hours, while a Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within 48 hours. Forecasters are predicting that additional watches will be issued later Sunday for other parts of the Eastern Caribbean, and residents of the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic have been asked to monitor Dorian’s progress. You may be interested in… Aug 30, 2019 Aug 31, 2019 Hurricane Dorian – The Regional Response Mechanism… Aug 29, 2019 More Eastern Caribbean islands in Tropical Storm Dorian’s pathBarbados, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are now under a Tropical Storm Warning, and Grenada and Martinique under a Tropical Storm Watch as Tropical Storm Dorian churns its way towards the Eastern Caribbean. A Tropical Storm Warning means tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning area…August 25, 2019In “Barbados”Tropical Storm Dorian expected to reach Eastern Caribbean todayBarbados and the Windward Islands are expected to begin experiencing tropical storm conditions later today as Tropical Storm Dorian strengthens and moves closer to the Eastern Caribbean. Forecasters, on Monday morning, placed Dorian near latitude 11.9 North, longitude 56.4 West, or 225 miles (365 km) East-South-East of Barbados. It is…August 26, 2019In “Barbados”Saint Lucia upgraded to Hurricane Warning; Barbados, SVG under Tropical Storm WatchSaint Lucia is now under a Hurricane Warning, while a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Barbados, Martinique and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and a Tropical Storm Watch for Dominica, Grenada, Saba and St Eustatius. The 11 a.m. update on Tropical Storm Dorian said hurricane conditions are possible…August 26, 2019In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsAppcenter_img Hurricane Dorian discussed by Bahamas Cabinet and NEMA Grand Bahama in state of readiness as it braces for… Hurricane Dorian Strengthens to Cat. 3, The Bahamas PM… At midday Sunday, Dorian was located near latitude 11.2 North, longitude 52.9  West, and was moving towards the West near 14 mph (22km/h). It is expected to turn towards the West-North-West during Monday and continue in that direction through Tuesday. On this track, it is expected to be near the Eastern Caribbean islands late Monday or early Tuesday. The maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts, and some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Dorian could be near hurricane strength when it reaches the Eastern Caribbean islands. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Aug 31, 2019last_img read more

What If The U.S. Had Invaded Japan On Nov. 1, 1945?

first_imgHad the war continued, the U.S. landing planned for November 1 was to be substantially larger than the Normandy landing in Europe. Over 156,000 Allied troops landed on D-Day. Over 10,000 became casualties, of which 4,400 were killed. They faced 50,000 German troops. The November 1 invasion would have a “force to be landed” of about 766,000. By JOHN C. HOPKINS and CLAY DILLINGHAMLos Alamos But the Japanese troops and other defense forces were not all the U.S. invasion faced. On April 20, 1945, the Japanese Imperial Army issued The Degree of the Homeland Decisive Battle, whereby “every soldier should fight to the last…and our people should fight to the last person…” Every Japanese soldier and civilian—man, woman, and child—were expected to die fighting. Courtesy photo President Harry Truman and his military and civilian advisors carefully considered the costs and benefits of using atomic bombs against Japan. Clearly, the Japanese losses from the atomic bomb strikes were tragic. But their use is what finally shocked the Japanese Supreme War Council into surrender and ending World War II. Dropping the atomic bombs clearly prevented the far greater loss of human life, pain, and suffering the pending November 1 invasion would have wrought. Unlike D-Day, which was a total surprise to the German defenders, it turned out that the Japanese had accurately deduced both the landing date (late October) and the proposed landing beaches on the island of Kyushu. Only after their surrender did the United States discover the magnitude of the Japanese preparations to confront the invasion; in June 1945, U.S. intelligence had estimated 350,000 Japanese troops would defend the island, however, the U.S. military demobilized some 784,000 armed forces on Kyushu after the war. In addition, there were some 575,000 Kyushu home-defense forces. The Japanese had more defenders in place than the number of troops the Allies had planned to use for the initial assault landing.   In addition, Japan was faced with a major famine during the winter of 1945/1946 and beyond. This was only barely averted by the United States providing humanitarian shipments of more than 800,000 tons of food to Japan during the early post-War period.  On June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed Europe at Normandy in the D-Day landing. This successful operation hastened the collapse of Nazi Germany, and we rightly commemorate this day and celebrate the enormous contribution of our armed forces.  One U.S. government estimate, based upon the fierce Japanese resistance encountered in the island fighting so far, predicted the war would last another year and a half, and another had the ultimate cost of the invasion as 1.7 to 4 million Allied casualties, of which 400,000 to 800,000 were expected to be fatalities. [Between December 1941 and August 1945, the war in Europe and the Pacific had already resulted in 407,000 U.S. deaths.] These enormous casualties were spared by the Japanese decision to end the war when they did.  Aug. 15, following the Aug. 6 bombing of Hiroshima and the Aug. 9 bombing of Nagasaki, Japanese Emperor Hirohito announced Japan’s surrender via a radio broadcast. He said, “Despite the best that has been done by everyone—the gallant fighting of military and naval forces, the diligence and assiduity of Our Servants of the State and the devoted service of Our 100,000,000 people, the war situation has developed not necessarily to Japan’s advantage, while the general trends of the world have all turned against her interest. Moreover, the enemy has begun to employ a new and most cruel bomb, the power of which to do damage is indeed incalculable, taking the toll of many innocent lives.” Both the Japanese Emperor and the Prime Minister attributed their decision to surrender to the consequences of the nuclear strikes. Until that time, they were determined to continue the hostilities. The continuation of the war would have resulted in a devastating loss of life not only for the Allies and Japanese troops, but also for Japanese civilians. While the overall Japanese deaths attributed to the atomic bombs were between 129,000 and 226,000, the continuation of the war could have resulted in far, far greater numbers of Japanese deaths. The U.S. government estimated that invading the Japanese Home Islands would cost 5 to 10 million Japanese lives.   Courtesy photo The Japanese troops were well dug-in with extensive defenses, and they possessed over 10,000 planes being prepared to make devastating Kamikaze attacks on the landing ships before the ships could discharge their troops.  His broadcast was followed by an announcement saying that the use of the atomic bomb was, indeed, the primary reason for Japan’s surrender.  But another date, November 1, 1945, should also be remembered for what did not take place as originally planned and for the lives that were not lost. This was the date the United States had chosen for the invasion of the Japanese Home Islands. The Japanese Supreme War Council’s decision to end the war, following the use of nuclear weapons on August 6 and 9, 1945, averted the enormous bloodbath that would have resulted.last_img read more

Los Alamos County Eco Station And Overlook Convenience Center Reduce Hours Of Operation Beginning April 1

first_imgCOUNTY News:Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Los Alamos County Eco Station and White Rock Overlook Convenience Center will reduce operating hours, effective Wednesday, April 1.In an effort to reduce possible exposure between customers and residents, the Bulk Waste Collection Program and Household Hazardous Waste Program will be suspended until further notice.Commercial and residential collection services will remain unchanged. As a reminder, set out roll carts by 8 a.m. and bag all trash.The following reduced hours will remain in effect until further notice:Los Alamos Eco Station3701 East Jemez Road in Los AlamosPhone: 505.662.8163Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and SundayWhite Rock Overlook Convenience CenterAt Overlook Park in White RockHours of operation: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and SundayClosed Wednesday and ThursdayFor more information, call 505.662.8163 or visit the Environmental Services website at https://www.losalamosnm.us/government/departments/public_works/environmental_services_division or download the Recycle Coach app today.last_img read more

Orchard sows seeds of €2.5bn European JV fund with Pensus

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Let The Good Times Roll At Surf Lodge

first_imgAfter a decade of wrangling between the Town of East Hampton and the Surf Lodge in Montauk, the popular nightspot is welcoming the general public back now that it has received its certificate of occupancy from the town, and, more importantly to its customers, its music permit and liquor license. Let the good vibes flow, is likely the sentiment of Jayma Cardoso, the impresario who runs the establishment.A new, state-of-the-art septic system has been buried under the gravel in the front parking and entrance area. That gravel area now has a new traffic pattern laid out, after Surf Lodge obtained a permit from Suffolk County to open a curb cut onto Edgemere Street. No longer will revelers have to climb in and out of taxis and share rides on the street. Now, vehicles will enter the property from the north, moving in a circular pattern, toward a new exit to the south.The last barrier to officially opening to the public was resolved Friday, May 31, when the building department determined that the large beach beds on the sandy area on the north of the property were small enough that they are not considered structures. They will have to be brought in every night, Anne Glennon, the town’s head building inspector, explained.The State Liquor Authority had threatened to pull Surf Lodge’s license if it did not comply with a state court settlement between the town and the owners, Michael Walrath and Cardoso, both of whom signed off on the original agreement in 2017, as well as a modified agreement in 2018.Cardoso assured the SLA earlier this year that, going forward, there would be a new reservations policy in place to prevent crowds from spilling out onto the busy roadway at night.At one point, the Surf Lodge payed the town a fine of $100,000, from multiple zoning violations, an amount that is believed to be an East Hampton Town Justice Court record. In coming to the settlement, Surf Lodge agreed to pay an additional $15,000 fee to the town. But, that is all in the past. Now, the Surf Lodge will operate under the terms of the court stipulation. Live music is allowed five days a week, but is limited to two hours a day, and must end by 8 PM. The total capacity of the establishment has been capped at 395.t.e@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

BJ services awarded with a $8m contract

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My digital life … Stephen Melville

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Losses in Cuba from Hurricane Sandy amount to millions

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweetcenter_img NewsRegional Losses in Cuba from Hurricane Sandy amount to millions by: – October 29, 2012 6 Views   no discussions SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba (ACN) — The initial estimate of losses caused by Hurricane Sandy in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba is one of the highest in its history caused by the weather.So far, losses are estimated at over 2.1 billion pesos. This figure, however, will increase when the count of damages in the tourism, sugar, construction and other sectors is concluded, as explained on Friday during a meeting of members of the command post of the Civil Defence in the territory.Brigades from the provinces of Matanzas, Cienfuegos, Villa Clara, Ciego de Avila, Las Tunas and Granma are currently working in the re-establishment of electricity and telephone services, showing their solidarity with Santiago de Cuba residents now going through a difficult situation.In the case of housing, according to preliminary figures, 43,000 roofs were totally destroyed, and 15,000 houses collapsed, said specialists of the Housing Institute in the province.In this regard, Army Corps General Ramon Espinosa focused on the importance of guaranteeing the supply of tiles to people in need, particularly those of low income levels. Lazaro Exposito, president of the Provincial Defence Council, explained that another priority is the cleaning of the province. The volume of debris is so high that it obstructs access to vital production and service centres, communities, and offices and facilities providing services to the people, he commented.Meanwhile, in Holguin, close to 17,000 houses suffered structural damage as a consequence of the strong winds of Hurricane Sandy, which left the island through that province.Most problems resulted from the partial collapse of roofs, according to preliminary data offered by Archi Lam, vice-president of the Provincial Administration Council.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Roseau MP endorses ‘Buy Dominica’ supercenter

first_img Share BusinessLocalNewsPolitics Roseau MP endorses ‘Buy Dominica’ supercenter by: Dominica Vibes News – December 2, 2015 Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img 239 Views   one comment Share Parliamentary Representative for Roseau Central Constituency, Joseph IssacParliamentary Representative for the Roseau Central Constituency, Joseph Isaac has endorsed the newly opened ‘Buy Dominica’ Supercenter.The Supercenter, located on 33 King George V Street, Roseau was designed to cater only for locally manufactured products.Mr Isaac, who addressed the opening ceremony on Tuesday 1 December 2015, described the supercenter as a great initiative which will help boost the sale of locally manufactured products.However, Mr Isaac said, there are other factors, for example, the country’s comparative advantage and businesses competitiveness must be taken into consideration for the manufacturing sector to move on from where it is.“I am saying that in the context of encouraging the key stakeholders, especially central government, in regards to identifying and empowering the sectors that have been identified in the National Export Strategy as key sectors in which we can have a comparative advantage”.The ‘Buy Dominica’ Supercenter is located on 33 King George V Street, RoseauMr Isaac believes that the country can have a comparative advantage in the quarrying industry, light manufacturing, agro processing of herbs and spices, as well as root crops, which according to him, studies have already proven.He added that in regard to the competitive advantage, the entire firm must be looked at in regards to the value chain. “This means that you must look from where you start with the raw material to actually delivering to the customer. In that chain, you need to identify where you have your strengths and in so doing, you need to identity a way in which you can differentiate yourself from the competition,” Mr Isaac advised.He added that the ‘Buy Dominica’ Supercenter positions the Dominica Manufacturers Association in a clearly differentiated way. “If a customer wants to get something made from Dominica, he or she knows exactly where to go and that’s a good move,” Mr Isaac said.Mr Isaac added that the private sector alone cannot maintain the manufacturing sector and there is need for a tripartite approach in the government system, including parliament, through legislative reform.last_img read more