Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ryan Martin 10-31-17Sunshine should be a bigger player in the forecast today with high pressure in control. However, we are making some changes to the forecast for later this week, and those changes are for a wetter forecast solution. So, let’s dive right in!Today looks just fine. Sunshine will help boost temps slightly, although strong southwest flow will have a bigger effect on temps the next two days. We still think we see the warmest air in here ahead of our first cold front Thursday. Still, today, we see nice improvement in the pattern, and it may actually be the best looking day for most of the state.Tomorrow, clouds and moisture build up from the south and west. This may actually trigger minor spits and sprinkles over the central and east-central part of the state along with southern OH. Rain totals will be a tenth or less. By contrast, sun may be able to hold on most of the day in NW Ohio. Still the clouds and warmer air is a signal of an unsettled pattern overtaking us. The better rain chances develop overnight Wednesday night and through the day Thursday. However, cutting the action off Thursday and there can be some action continuing Friday. In fact, scattered shower chances now hold through Friday, Saturday, Sunday and the first half of next week. Instead of seeing a dry weather lull to finish the week, we look to be stuck in a pattern that brings several minor disturbance waves through the state before a final, strong cold front clears everything out next Tuesday morning. So, we are changing the forecast this morning to allow combined rain totals over 6 days (from Wednesday night through Tuesday) at .5”-1.5” over 80% of the state. Keep in mind…we are not calling for it to rain constantly through the 6 day window – far from it. However, there are plenty of increased chances, and at this point, it’s not worth it to try and “finesse” the forecast to try and talk up a dry period here or there, when it is likely those will be difficult to see on a larger scale. Gear up for more rain chances in the next week, but be ready to work around them if given the opportunity. The calling card of this moisture, at least through early Monday, will be somewhat hit and miss on a daily basis. The map above shows combined rain potential through next Tuesday.We still look for colder air to return behind the front that finally leaves next Tuesday. However, we also should be dry for most of the rest of the week as those temps work back closer to normal or even a bit below. We kick off the extended period with a threat of action on the 13th and the 15th, but both fronts look relatively minor, and the potential for a strong front passing by to the south looks to stay well to the south.
zoom Canada has sent its first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to China by a containership as part of a pilot project to determine long-term feasibility.LNG was supplied by FortisBC’s Tilbury facility in Delta, logistics and equipment were provided by True North Energy Corporation and CIMC ENRIC Holdings Limited, and the cargo was shipped from Vancouver.Transporting LNG as a containerized cargo means that there is no need for investment in export and import LNG terminals, according to CIMC ENRIC. In this way, LNG can be transported by sea and by land.“This pilot is a small, but significant step for B.C.’s LNG export industry,” Douglas Stout, vice-president of Market Development and External Relations, FortisBC, pointed out.As informed, FortisBC has invested in expanding its Tilbury LNG storage facility and in innovative solutions to transport natural gas. In addition, True North has been exploring creative ways to bring Canadian natural gas to Asia. By teaming up, these solutions will provide China with more access to LNG, a clean and low-cost fossil fuel displacement for coal and diesel.“Our Government is pleased to see this pilot project launch its first shipment of LNG to China,” Michelle Mungall, BC Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, said.By next year, China is projected to become the world’s second-largest LNG importer. The Chinese government is stepping up its efforts in combatting air pollution and LNG imports have more than tripled in the last six years.With limited reserves on its own, the country is turning to producers with abundant resources, including B.C., to deliver natural gas, which is the cleanest-burning of all fossil fuels.Image Courtesy: CIMC ENRIC read more
Award-winning gospel artist Jacky Clark Chisholm is excited to announce her support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.On August 8, 2017, Chisholm is scheduled to release her upcoming single “Cover Me” with all proceeds benefitting St. Jude, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.In an effort to further the belief of late entertainer, philanthropist, and St. Jude founder Danny Thomas that “no child should die in the dawn of life,” Chisholm is committed to supporting Danny’s dream of advancing cures, research, and prevention of childhood cancer.Chisholm serves as an ambassador for St. Jude Sunday of Hope, which leads church congregations nationwide in donating to St. Jude via their Sunday offering services. Her achievements in gospel music include Grammy, Stellar, Dove and NAACP Image awards. In addition to being a philanthropist and artist, she is also a licensed nurse.“Being a nurse for over 40 years, I have witnessed firsthand how devastating cancer can be for any adult,” Chisholm says. “But when we see how babies and innocent children have to suffer from such a dreadful issue, it becomes personally heartbreaking.” It is these experiences, in particular, that inspired her to support St. Jude.Thanks to supporters like Chisholm, no family receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. read more
WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Thursday, August 1, 2019:Robert Sean Boisvert (18, Billerica) was issued a summons for Unregistered Motor Vehicle and Uninsured Motor Vehicle. (6:26am)Brandon Thomas Hannon (19, Billerica) was arrested on a warrant. (6:26am)Animal Control Officer rescued raccoons from a dumpster on Middlesex Avenue. (7:26am)Parties were walking on train tracks on Richmond Street and took off when they saw a police officer. (3:53pm)Jaqueline M. Legassie (30, Pepperell) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle With Suspended Or Revoked Registration; OperatingA Motor Vehicle With A Suspended License; Marked Lanes Violation; and Speeding. Legassie was pulled over on Lowell Street. (5:46pm)Lap Orng (50, Lowell) was arrested for OUI Liquor. A priest at St. Dorothy’s reported a female was unconscious in a vehicle in the parking lot. (8:18pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 5 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 4 Arrests & Issue 3 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 1 Arrest & Issue 2 SummonsesIn “Police Log” read more
US President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea, June 30, 2019.ReutersUS President Donald Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea on Sunday when he met its leader, Kim Jong-un, in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas and agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks.The meeting, initiated by a spur-of-the-moment tweet by Trump that Kim said took him by surprise, once again displayed the rapport between the two. But they are no closer to narrowing the gap between their positions since they walked away from their summit in February in Vietnam.The two men shook hands warmly and expressed hopes for peace when they met for the third time in just over a year on the old Cold War frontier that for decades has symbolised the hostility between their countries, which are technically still at war.Trump, escorted by Kim, briefly crossed a military demarcation line into the North side of the Joint Security Area (JSA), patrolled by soldiers from both Koreas.Moments later, they returned to the southern side and joined South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in for a brief chat, marking an unprecedented three-way gathering.Trump and Kim then held a closed-door meeting for nearly an hour.”We just had a very, very good meeting,” Trump said after the talks. “We’ll see what can happen.”He said both sides would set up teams to push forward stalled talks aimed at getting North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, adding “speed is not the thing.”Pope Francis, making his weekly address in St. Peter’s Square, praised the meeting. “I salute the protagonists, with a prayer that such a significant gesture will be a further step on the road to peace, not only on that peninsula but for the good of the entire world,” he said.Trump and Kim met for the first time in Singapore in June last year and agreed to improve relations and work towards the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.But the second summit in Hanoi broke down after the two sides failed to narrow differences between a US demand for North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and a North Korean demand for sanctions relief.’PLENTY OF TIME’Kim looked relaxed and smiled as he chatted with Trump amidst a throng of press photographers, aides and bodyguards.Trump said the two leaders “moved mountains” to arrange the last-minute meeting.”I was surprised to see you expressed an intent to meet,” Kim told Trump, referring to Trump’s offer for a meeting in a tweet on Saturday. Trump came to South Korea after attending a Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan.”This is an expression of his willingness to leave behind the past and work towards a new future,” Kim said.Kim said it would be a great honour if Trump visited his capital of Pyongyang. The two agreed to visit each other’s country “at the right time,” Trump said.”To cross that line was a great honour,” Trump said, referring to his brief incursion into the North Korean side of the DMZ. “It’s a great day for the world.”But there has been little sign that North Korea and the United States are any closer to narrowing differences on the nuclear issue.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters shortly before departing South Korea that a fresh round of talks will likely happen “sometime in July” and the North’s negotiators would be foreign ministry diplomats.Pompeo made clear in a tweet later that the United States believed that sanctions put in place under UN Security Council resolutions needed to remain in place as talks moved forward.”We remain ready to engage (North Korea) in negotiations, but remain firm on the implementation of UNSCRs ahead of denuclearization,” he said.Shin Beom-chul, a senior fellow at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul, said the meeting between the two leaders was important in reviving working-level talks.”But the North wouldn’t easily change its stance, even though Trump has effectively responded to the so-called top-down approach cherished by Kim,” he said.Trump said he had “plenty of time” and was in “no rush” to reach a deal.”We want to get it right,” he said.North Korea has pursued nuclear and missile programmes for years in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions, and easing tensions with North Korea is one of the U.S. president’s top foreign policy priorities.The DMZ was set up after the 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice, not a truce, leaving North Korea and the United States still technically at war. read more
Zico coconut water.Coca-ColaCoca-Cola will soon introduce ethnic drinks and fruit juices as the global beverage giant is looking for ways to keep increasingly health-conscious consumers coming back for more.Sales of carbonated drinks have stagnated as consumers worried about obesity and diabetes turn to healthy alternatives with less sugar.Nearly half (48 percent) of Indian consumers surveyed by market intelligence firm Mintel last year said they were aiming for a healthier lifestyle in the coming years.Local supermarkets are increasingly stocked with nutritious drinks such as soy milk and fruit juices, which have made a comeback in both households and trendy restaurants.So Coca Cola have come up with a plan for Indians. To go the healthy way.”We realised that every state in India has ethnic beverages. We are trying to identify one or two products in every state. For instance, we are looking at ‘nariyal pani’. It is something that we believe is very important. The company would be launching new products in the ethnic beverages category over the next three years,” Coca Cola India and Southwest Asia president T Krishnakumar told news wire PTI on Sunday.Zico, Coca-Cola’s coconut water brand, is already emerging as a bright spot in the company’s portfolio and by 2020, Coca-Cola executives estimate that coconut water will be a $1.5 billion category in the U.S, Business Insider reported on March 10.Globally, market-research firm Technavio estimates that the market for coconut water will go from roughly $2 billion in 2016, to more than $7 billion in 2021.Along with the unflavoured coconut water, Zico also comes in flavors such as chocolate, watermelon-raspberry, and jalapeño-mango, the most recent addition.The Georgia, United States-based company has about 50 percent of the beverages comprising local brands like ThumsUp, Limca and Maaza, which have been formulated, produced and sold in India.The company is also betting big on localisation of fruit juices.”We have realised that people in India have a huge love for fruits. We have launched a programme named ‘Ras Ras Mein India’ where we will pick up a fruit in every state and convert it into juice,” Krishnakumar told PTI.The cola major is also introducing low-sugar and sugar-free variants of beverages keeping in mind the changing consumer preferences. read more
Photo Illustration by LA Johnson/NPR2018 Education Predictions CollageOn the NPR Ed Team, I am what you might call the grizzled veteran. I’ve seen education trends come and go and come again. And go again.You get the idea.In years past, around December, my teammates would often pause by my desk and ask: “What do you think we’ll be covering next year?”I’ve always found this a fun thought exercise, and, at some point, my editor suggested I jot down my answers and share them beyond our cubicles. And so, here are a few predictions for 2018.A quick reminder, though: I don’t have a real crystal ball or a time machine. Just gut instinct, which occasionally fails me.1. DACA will endSince 2012, the federal policy known as DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — has protected roughly 800,000 undocumented immigrants from deportation. Under DACA, immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children are able to stay, work and get an education. A few months ago, the Trump administration announced it was ending the Obama-era program but left open the possibility that Congress could re-instate it by March 2018.I predict that conservative lawmakers, fearful of looking weak on immigration in an election year, will let DACA die. The reaction of DACA students, especially the 241,000 enrolled in college, will be swift and furious. And though it is unlikely they would be deported immediately or en masse, most will eventually be forced to quit school and surrender their driver’s licenses and work permits.2. U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will step downThis is a leap, I know, but, since her turbulent confirmation, DeVos has had a rough time building trust with educators who question her support of public schools. In 2018, her relationship with state education officials will deteriorate and tip the scales against her.Politically, DeVos will grow increasingly irrelevant and isolated, and, by the end of 2018, she will decide to pursue her agenda as a private citizen. President Trump will be too preoccupied with mid-term elections to persuade her to stay.3. Higher education will dominate headlinesThe nation is in a student financial aid crisis, which will only get worse in 2018, especially if Republicans’ tax overhaul hits college students as hard as some predict. And, though there are no prominent court cases pending, many colleges and universities will revisit the hotly contested issue of race’s role in admissions policies.Also, intense news coverage of sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace will spread to campuses, where both have been a problem. The focus will be on the predatory behavior of male faculty and administrators.4. After years of modest progress, closing the achievement gap between rich and poor, black and white, will hit a wallWith the federal government now scaling back its oversight of public education, vocal critics of the Education Department under President Obama will have a chance to prove that, when it comes to education, locals know best.But, under the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), efforts to close the achievement gap will suffer. Not only that, one trend will dominate in 2018: the continued segregation of students by race and income and its impact on learning.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Share read more
Kolkata: The first cruise between Kolkata-Dhaka became a reality on Friday after it was flagged off from a city dock. The vessel RV Bengal Ganga from Exotic Heritage group sailed off on Friday morning for a 10-day trip with 19 passengers to Dhaka, vice-president of Exotic Heritage group Vinit Arora said. The cruise will follow the 1530 km protocol route between India and Bangladesh. A standard operating procedure (SOP), for movement of passenger and cruise vessels on Inland Waterways coastal shipping route is already in place. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataProtocol routes are defined maritime navigational routes agreed upon by two countries through bilateral treaties. Currently, waterway is used between Bangladesh and India for carrying goods. The cruise will go via Hooghly, Padma and Brahmaputra rivers. The cruise is expected to cross the international border on the third day or March 31 after customs and immigration formalities from India’s Hemnagar, the riverine international border on the India side of the Sundarbans. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe cruise will cover Mongla port, Barisal, Chandpur, which is famous for its Ilish (Hilsa) fish, before it enters Dhaka. Two operators from each countries have shown interest on plying cruise. Based on response, details of cost and schedule will be worked out, Arora said. The passengers of this trip are mostly tour operators and some guests. Vikram Doraiswami, joint secretary in the External Affairs Ministry, had said the move was aimed to strengthen inland waterway routes between the two countries. read more