Wildfires spread in the West, flash flooding forecast in Texas

first_imgFILE – Erin Donalson/iStock(NEW YORK) — There are now 14 large uncontained wildfires burning in the West, not including smaller fires that broke out Monday.One of them, the Francis Fire in Davis County, Utah burned up to 200 acres and there were mandatory evacuations for residents in the area, though those have since been lifted since Monday evening.Tuesday, the cold front that caused all the gusty winds that helped to spread the fire in Utah will continue to move through the West, producing more gusty winds 20 to 60 mph.There are still Red Flag Warnings Tuesday morning and also high wind warnings from Utah to Wyoming.Elsewhere, a tropical disturbance in the western Gulf of Mexico will bring very heavy rain to eastern Texas from Houston to just east of Dallas.The heavy rain will begin Tuesday afternoon and the round of heavy rain will continue into Thursday.Some areas are expected to see up to 10 inches of rain, especially in Houston, Galveston and up to the Lufkin, Texas area where flash flooding is forecast later Tuesday.Meanwhile, Hurricane Humberto is moving away from the U.S. but will continue to bring high surf and dangerous rip currents from the Mid-Atlantic to the Carolinas and down to Florida where the waves could be as high as 11 feet.As Humberto moves east it will pass to the north of Bermuda brining gusty winds and heavy rain to the island where a Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for them.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Latin digital divide

first_img Previous Article Next Article Internet commerce and use continues to increase dramatically throughoutLatin America, but a digital divide seems to be taking place in the region. The Internet market grew by [150%] in Chile [136%] in Argentina but grew by only [55%] in Ecuador [42%] in Paraguay [40%] in Colombia The Yankee Group, a market research firm, concludes that GDP and governmentregulations seem to play a major role in the growth of the Internet market inLatin America. The relatively less regulated economies in Chile, Argentina andMexico appear to be pushing beyond initial levels of Internet use, while theirless developed cousins in Peru and Bolivia are still struggling with basicinfrastructure development. Latin digital divideOn 1 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Areas of importance for seabirds tracked from French southern territories, and recommendations for conservation

first_imgSeabirds are increasingly threatened worldwide, with population declines for many species that are faster than in any other group of birds. Here the Important Bird Area (IBA) criteria recommended by BirdLife International were applied to a large tracking dataset collected from a range of seabirds, to identify areas of importance at an ocean basin scale. Key areas were identified using tracks obtained from both the breeding and non-breeding periods of 10 species that have different habitat requirements. These species range in their IUCN threat status from Least Concern to Critically Endangered. An evaluation of spatial overlap between the key areas for these species and the jurisdiction of Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs), national Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) and other stakeholder bodies highlighted the major importance of the French EEZs (around Crozet, Kerguelen and Amsterdam Islands) for seabird conservation. The majority of the candidate marine IBAs that were identified were located in the High Seas, where Marine Protected Areas cannot easily be designated under existing international agreements, except in the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources Convention Area. In the short term, it seems that only fisheries regulations (through international agreements) can bring about efficient protection for seabirds in the High Seas. The BirdLife IBA approach, although sensitive to heterogeneity in the data (species selected, inclusion of different life stages, years etc.), proved valuable for selecting important areas corresponding to large-scale oceanographic structures that are considered to be key foraging habitats for many species.last_img read more

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Overhauls, Delivers USS Pittsburgh

first_img View post tag: Overhauls View post tag: Naval View post tag: Portsmouth Back to overview,Home naval-today Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Overhauls, Delivers USS Pittsburgh August 16, 2013 View post tag: Angeles-Class Industry news View post tag: Defense View post tag: delivers View post tag: Defence View post tag: Loscenter_img Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Overhauls, Delivers USS Pittsburgh Share this article Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) delivered Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720) on-time and under budget, NAVSEA announced Aug. 15.PNSY conducted the Pittsburgh pre-inactivation restricted availability (PIRA) off-yard at Sub Base New London in Groton, Conn. which began Sept. 5, 2012.Although PNSY routinely performs work off-yard, this was the first major Chief of Naval Operations availability of more than 100,000 man-days which PNSY executed outside of Kittery, Maine. “Off-yard availabilities are unique and require an all-inclusive team mentality from planning to execution,” said Don Robinson, deputy project superintendent. “The can-do attitude of our entire team made small work of even first-time challenges throughout the execution period.”The project team and crew’s combined pride and work ethic drove them to success as they met the overhaul’s key dates including undocking three days early – none of which would have been possible without the maintenance partnership with the Pittsburgh crew lead by commanding officer, Cmdr. William Solomon. “Cmdr. Solomon and the crew of Pittsburgh were side-by-side with the shipyard in overcoming each and every obstacle,” said, Capt. James Kalowsky, PNSY operations officer. “They truly exemplified the ship’s motto and displayed a ‘heart of steel.’”The on-time and on-budget completion of submarine availabilities is critical in the maintenance of today’s fleet and is essential to maintaining readiness. PNSY remains devoted to the technical excellence and judiciousness that is required to meet schedule and budget demands. “This shipyard has been providing for the defense of this country and maintaining the Navy for more than 200 years,” said Capt. William Greene, shipyard commander. “The platforms may have changed from sailing ships to nuclear-powered submarines but one thing that will always remain is the traditional Portsmouth quality work which continues to safely deliver excellence for the nation and the Navy.”PNSY, a field activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command, is committed to maximizing the material readiness of the fleet by safely delivering first-time quality, on-budget, and on-time.[mappress]Press Release, August 16, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: USS View post tag: News by topic View post tag: shipyard View post tag: submarine View post tag: Pittsburgh View post tag: Navylast_img read more

City of South Bend launches new tool to help young people find employment

first_img Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleMore than a dozen employees at Tysons Food facility in Logansport have tested positive for COVID-19Next articleThousands of job openings posted across Michigan Carl Stutsman City of South Bend launches new tool to help young people find employment (Photo Supplied/City of South Bend) Youth Jobs SB is a new initiative through the City of South Bend Venue Parks & Arts, that hopes to get more area youths the tools they need to find work. That includes workforce training, employment boot camps, and job readiness programs.To take part all they have to do is load up the website, begin the application process and then choose the program they want to be involved with. They are targeting ages 15 to 21.Employment Coordinator Kintae Lark says they are hoping to make an impact in the inner city area and reach young people to let them know there are opportunities out there. To find out more visit youthjobssb.org Pinterest Twitter By Carl Stutsman – April 21, 2020 0 351 IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Facebooklast_img read more

Wu-Tang Clan or Wuhan? T-shirt ignites new China-Canada tiff

first_imgBEIJING (AP) — China has complained to Canada over T-shirts ordered an embassy worker that allegedly mocked China’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, in an apparent mix-up between the city of Wuhan and the hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan. A Foreign Ministry spokesperson says China called on Canada to “thoroughly investigate the incident and give China a clear explanation.” The incident arose after a T-shirt maker posted on the Chinese internet that a staff member from the Canadian Embassy in Beijing had ordered T-shirts with a bat print. The virus is suspected of originating in bats, and the illnesses first emerged in Wuhan. Canadian media said the T-shirt print instead was a homage to Wu-Tang Clan.last_img

How Yoga Can Improve Your Athletic Performance

first_imgSo how can you help your body escape the multitude of ace bandages, kineseo tape, and soft braces? Yoga and stretches. Now you don’t have to be able to put your feet behind your head or do a handstand with a one-arm balance to have a significant effect on loosening those muscles. Not everyone can do a full yoga class or yoga sequence before going on to their activity of choice, but even just 5-10 minutes of stretching with some yoga poses can be of great help. As President of the Tight Hamstring club the Hamstring Stretch is one of my all time favorites. Now not everyone can reach their toes so I recommend using a strap to place around the ball mound of the foot to make it easier. The key is to let the shoulders stay on the ground and isolate the stretch for the hamstrings. Everything else should just be chilling and supporting. Remember to keep it simple, make it fun, and don’t be too hard on yourself. If you are very stiff, just embrace that and move slowly. Enjoy how your body feels when you open, move and awaken those muscles. This is time for you, time to breathe, and time to become aware of your physical form and mental awareness. The Reclined Easy Twist is great for easing back and neck tension before and after a work out. It is one of my favs for tennis. To get a deeper stretch it is always best to do this on the exhale. Don’t force your body into the twist let the breath work the movement naturally. This is wonderful for those pesky IT Bands to which are often times hard to stretch. Perfect for runners and cyclist.  Twists improve the health of the spine, shoulder openings, and mobility and digestion.  Yoga can enhance your core strength, improve balance and coordination, ward off injuries from overuse or repetitive motion, increase flexibility, improve focus and agility, and help recovery time.  A few years ago, while training for a tennis tournament in the Caribbean, I asked some of my male friends to hit with me before my match. Prior to getting on the tennis court, I did some side stretching and yoga poses that I knew worked best for my body. As I often say in my yoga classes:  I am the President of the Tight Hamstring Club. Those suckers are always screaming at me! I have learned after all these years as an athlete and yoga teacher that stretching is essential.   Forward bends help stretch hamstrings, increase body awareness, calm the nervous system and improve stabilization.  Standing poses build strength in ankles and increases flexibility in hips and hamstrings. center_img Low Lunge is wonderful for opening up the hip flexors and accesses many of the large muscle groups, Be sure to have your heel aligned with the knee to avoid any extra strain on the knee. You can place your hands over your head if you would like or support your hands on either side of the ground with some blocks for extra support.  This Side Angle Stretch relieves stiffness in the back and shoulders. It opens the rib cage to allow for more oxygen and better breathing and stretches the groins, knees and ankles and tones the abdominal muscles. This stretch is great for kayakers! If you cannot place your hand on the ground just use a yoga block or place hand on knee. Listen to your body, don’t push yourself.  This is not a competition.  Learn how yoga can improve athletic performance with simple stretches! Backbends help create expansion in the lungs for better respiration, digestion, and elimination I believe we have made yoga a bit too showy in the Western world. I like the simple and highly effective deeper-hold-type stretches. Here are a few of my favorites: In the meantime, my tennis buddies were assessing their racquets, strings, and grips. They then proceeded to take out a plethora of ace bandages, kineseo tape, and soft elbow supports.  As I continued into a low lunge stretch I couldn’t help but smile as I watched them spend the next 15 minutes taping and supporting their muscles from old injuries and anticipating new ones. Curious at this point, I couldn’t help but ask, “Are you guys going to stretch before getting on the court?” “Oh no,” they replied succinctly. “We don’t have time to stretch.” As I pranced my injury-free body to my side of the court, I watched my fellow tennis mates limp and hobble over to their positions.  Now, these guys were all in the early 40s but it was like watching Night of the Living Dead. last_img read more

Mortgage periodic statements and successors in interest

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Last week Jennifer blogged about the timing requirements for periodic statements. Today, I want to look at periodic statements for mortgage loans and what to do when a potential successor in interest reaches out to the credit union after the sole borrower’s untimely death, hopefully after a long and prosperous life and not like a Lannister soldier encountering a dragon.Periodic Statement Exemptions. Section 1026.41(e) of Regulation Z contains a few exemptions from the general rule that periodic statements must be sent for each billing cycle of a closed-end consumer credit transaction secured by a dwelling. The periodic statement rules do not apply to reverse mortgages, timeshare plans, certain fixed-rate loans that use coupon books, and small servicers. See, 12 CFR § 1026.41(e)(1)-(4). There is also an exemption for certain borrowers in bankruptcy if any borrower is either in an active bankruptcy or a borrower’s personal liability on a loan has been discharged and one of the following also happens:The borrower requests in writing that the credit union stop sending periodic statements;The borrower’s bankruptcy plan calls for the surrender of the borrower’s home, avoids the credit union’s mortgage lien or fails to provide for the payment of the pre-bankruptcy arrearage or payments on the loan going forward;last_img read more

‘Nazarene march continues to deepen Filipino faith’

first_img Meanwhile, devotees in Quiapo already reached more or less 130,000 to 100,000 estimated inside the Quiapo Church, while more or less 30,000 devotees are outside the church. Devotees jostle one another as they try to touch the Black Nazarene replica during an annual procession in Quiapo city, Metro Manila, Philippines January 7, 2018. REUTERS The yearly Translacion commemorates the first procession transferring the life-size image of Jesus Christ from a church in Intramuros to the Minor Basilica in Quiapo on Jan. 9, 1767. Father Douglas Badong, vicar of Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, said that the procession is expected to reach the Church of the Black Nazarene faster because of the shorter route compared to the 2019 gathering. “Sana makabalik within Thursday night,” Badong said. “Maraming deboto ‘yung may pasok ngayon. ‘Pag naabutan kami, dodoble ‘yung bilang ng tao.” “The stories of conversion and miracles surrounding this important occasion attest to the richness of our religious and cultural heritage,” Duterte said.  “Together, let us work towards achieving a better and more inclusive future for all Filipinos.”center_img MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte said the annual procession or Translacion of Black Nazarene has continued to strengthen the faith of the Filipino people. Close to 220,000 devotees of Black Nazarene have joined the crowd near the image, according to the estimation of the Manila Police District. Duterte is hopeful the image of Christ will inspire everyone towards a progressive nation as he called for compassion and selflessness of Filipinos in his message during the Feast of the Black Nazarene on Thursday. The procession draws up more than 15 million devotees, many clawing and climbing over each other as they attempt to touch or wipe towels on the statue of Christ bent under his cross, which is believed to be miraculous./PNlast_img read more