Cold Front Could Bring Heavy Rains Sunday

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A Cold Front across the western Caribbean is expected to influence weather conditions over Jamaica starting late Sunday, the Meteorological Office in Kingston reported Friday (December 18).The Met Office said, consequently, the island is expected to experience frequent showers along with isolated thunderstorms over mainly northern parishes. Gusty winds and a near 3 degree Celsius fall in temperature are also expected Sunday through Tuesday, as the system lingers over the central Caribbean.Fishers and other marine interests are being advised to exercise caution as strong, gusty winds are likely in areas of showers and thunderstorms, especially over northern and western coastal areas. The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the situation. RelatedCold Front Could Bring Heavy Rains Sunday RelatedCold Front Could Bring Heavy Rains Sunday Cold Front Could Bring Heavy Rains Sunday Office of the Prime MinisterDecember 18, 2009center_img RelatedCold Front Could Bring Heavy Rains Sunday Advertisementslast_img read more

Europe aims for 5G driving seat

first_img Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Tags Home Europe aims for 5G driving seat Previous Article10 reasons to watch Mobile World Live TV at MWC14Next ArticlePractice what you preach Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Steve Costello center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 10 FEB 2014 Author Related Asia [email protected] SUMMIT: Europe can “lead the agenda” for 5G development, but a collaborative approach including welcoming new stakeholders will be crucial, according to the European Commission’s Thibaut Kleiner.Speaking this morning, he said: “We need to make sure that the 5G PPP association, which is leading the [public-private partnership] effort, remains as open as possible. And let me emphasise this: the Commission will only support an open infrastructure that integrates new stakeholders. We need that, for the success of 5G”.The EC kicked-off 5G PPP late last year, with an indicative budget of €700 million, and with industry expected to contribute a similar amount.“Europe can build consensus with many industry players, and we can lead this agenda globally, fostering standardisation and international cooperation like we did for the previous standards, and this includes spectrum planning of course,” Kleiner said.And this collaborative approach will not be confined to work within the European Union. “We need to have international cooperation if we want 5G successful, and this means including the Asian partners, but also America,” he continued.While 5G will obviously bring benefits in terms of speed and latency, Kleiner also said that “it’s about more secure networks using less energy, with lower operating costs”.And there will also be the need to support new applications and services, he continued. “It’s about a new revolution in what networks can do. It’s about machine-to-machine, the internet of things, and we are talking here about a whole new range of possibilities about telecoms networks.”“Right now we are trying to develop, and we expect from industry, a clear roadmap of projects, that will deliver the necessary building blocks for this technology,” Kleiner noted. [email protected] CommissionRegulatoryTechnologylast_img read more

The dirt busters

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Centrica’s new offshore project to boost production, create jobs

first_imgThe UK operator Centrica Energy is working on a project to increase natural gas output from Morecambe Bay.The company has said that the project is set to take Centrica Energy’s current investment in the region past the £100 million mark and unlock new gas reserves.In a statement issued Friday, Centrica said that work to unlock new reserves in the North Morecambe field would start in July, unearthing up to an additional 8.8 billion cubic feet of gas. Putting things into perspective, Centrica said this amount of gas would be enough to heat nearly 200,000 UK homes for a year.The £16 million project, which will create 80 jobs for the duration of the campaign, involves installing new equipment on the North Morecambe platform, which will use the high pressure of the nearby Rhyl field to boost the pressure and production from the wells in the North Morecambe field, the operator added.Andy Bevington, Director of UK Operated Assets for Centrica Energy, said: “We have been producing gas from Morecambe Bay for three decades, and we want to continue our operations in the region into the 2020s and beyond.“Fresh investment in innovative technology like the North Morecambe Project will breathe new life into one of the most important hubs in our business.”While the project will create 80 jobs for the duration of the campaign, a 150-strong team will be working on the development in total. More than 60 people will be based onshore, with a further 90 people working offshore on the installation at any one time.The North Morecambe platform is normally unmanned, however, Centrica has said, the teams will be working from a jack-up barge, the Seajacks Kraken that will be arriving in Morecambe Bay later this month. The use of the self-propelled barge means the project teams can “walk to work” across a gangway connecting the barge to the platform, rather than relying on daily helicopter flights offshore, Centrica added.last_img read more

Borough Assembly Passes FY2019 Budget

first_imgThe budget passed includes $50.39 million that will go towards the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District FY19 budget, this is about $650,000 more than the funding the borough provided last year. KPB Mayor Pierce: “there won’t be a lot of money to go around, but we’ll do what we can with the money we collect. It will in the future require new taxation from folks, and the question is what form of taxation will the voters agree to.”  FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly passed the FY2019 budget at their bi-weekly assembly meeting last night. KPBSD Superintentent Sean Dusek: “I’m confident that everyone will believe that our school district does great things and is a good investment for our kids.”center_img The budget passed in a vote of 7-2, with assembly members Paul Fischer and Norm Blakely opposing. Another item that passed the assembly last night is a 0.2 mills rate increase bringing the overall mill rate to 4.7 mills. Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce proposed the increase in order to help fund the increased budget without dipping into the borough’s fund balance. According to memo to the assembly this should raise roughly $1.6 million in the next year.last_img read more

Return of the Mack: Jamie’s back at QPR

first_imgSee also:QPR in talks to bring back MackieQPR finalising deal to bring back MackieSeven memorable Mackie moments that made Jamie a QPR favouriteQPR fans hail return of Mackie after club bring forward back to Loftus RoadWarnock hails QPR’s re-signing of MackieMackie remains sidelined with groin problem Jamie Mackie has completed his move back to QPR after being released by Nottingham Forest.The Scotland international, 29, has returned to Loftus Road after agreeing a two-year contract with the option of a further year.He scored 18 league goals during a three-year spell with Rangers and played a key role in helping them win promotion to the top flight in the 2010-2011 campaign.AdChoices广告 More speculation over Austin’s futureAfter falling out of favour under the then QPR manager Harry Redknapp, Mackie joined Forest in the summer of 2013.He spent last season on loan at Reading, making 39 appearances and scoring six goals.He returns to Rangers with the club looking to rebuild under head coach Chris Ramsey and director of football Les Ferdinand following last season’s relegation.“People say never go back, but I feel as though I’ve got some unfinished business here and under the guidance of Les and Chris, I can only see a bright future for this club,” Mackie told QPR’s website.“They know I’ll come in and give my absolute maximum and, having in played in front of the QPR fans before, I know that’s exactly what they love to see. It’s great to be back.”center_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Landry wins in the desert, Westwood picks up 25th Euro title

first_img COMMENT FOLLOW US Written By Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 20th January, 2020 11:36 IST Landry Wins In The Desert, Westwood Picks Up 25th Euro Title Andrew Landry regrouped to win The American Express after blowing a six-stroke lead on the back nine Sunday.center_img Andrew Landry regrouped to win The American Express after blowing a six-stroke lead on the back nine Sunday. Landry broke a tie with Abraham Ancer with a 7-foot birdie putt on the par-3 17th hole and made a 6-footer on the par-4 18th for a 5-under 67 and a two-stroke victory.Landry’s victory came two years after losing a playoff to Jon Rahm at PGA West. The 32-year-old Texan has two PGA Tour victories, also winning the 2018 Texas Open. Ancer tied the Stadium Course record with a 63.Landry appeared to be cruising to victory when he birdied the first three holes on the back nine to open the six-shot lead. But he bogeyed the next three holes, made a par on the 16th that felt like another bogey, and was tied when Ancer ran in a 25-footer on the 17th.Scottie Scheffler, tied with Landry to start the final round, fell behind early and had late hopes with an eagle on the 16th to get within one shot. He closed with two pars to finish alone in third.Landry finished at 26-under 262. The victory sends him back to the Masters.EUROPEAN TOURLee Westwood secured his 25th European Tour win by closing with a 5-under 67 for a two-shot victory Sunday in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.The 46-year-old Westwood now has won in each of the last four decades. Eleven players in the field at Abu Dhabi were not even born when he won his first title in 1996 at the Scandinavian Masters.Victor Perez (63), Tommy Fleetwood (63) and Matt Fitzpatrick (67) tied for second.Brooks Koepka, the world’s No. 1 player who returned to competition for the first time since October because of a knee injury, shot 69 and tied for 34th.Westwood won for the first time since the Nedbank Challenge in South Africa toward the end of 2018.LPGA TOURThe final round of the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions featured a little bit of everything Sunday, except for a winner. That will have to wait until Monday.Nasa Hataoka and Gaby Lopez matched par five times in a playoff at the 197-yard 18th hole until it was too dark to continue. They will return at 8 a.m. Monday at Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club to see who gets the trophy.LPGA Hall of Famer Inbee Park also was in the playoff but was eliminated on the third extra hole when her tee shot with a fairway metal caromed off rocks left of the par-3 18th and bounded into the surrounding water.Five players spent time with at least a share of the fourth-round lead. Lopez (5-under 66), Hataoka (68) and Park (71), who led by two shots after 54 holes, finished 72 holes of regulation at 13-under 271.M.J. Hur, who made 10 birdies and shot 63, and Brooke Henderson (67) finished one shot out of the playoff in this event featuring 26 LPGA tournament winners from the last two seasons.ASIAN TOURMatt Kuchar closed with a 1-under 70 for a three-shot victory over Justin Rose on Sunday in the Singapore Open.Kuchar seized control with a 62 in the third round. His only blemish in the final round was a triple bogey on the par-5 seventh hole. He didn’t drop a shot the rest of the way.The American now has worldwide victories in each of the last three years. Kuchar went to Singapore after playing consecutive weeks in Hawaii to start the new year on the PGA Tour.LATIN AMERICAN AMATEURArgentine teenager Abel Gallegos rallied from a two-shot deficit with a 4-under 67 at Mayakoba and won the Latin American Amateur Championship on Sunday to earn trips to the Masters and British Open.Gallegos, a 17-year-old from a small town outside Buenos Aires, finished with a birdie at El Camaleon Golf Club to win by four shots over Aaron Terrazas of Mexico, who also shot 67.Jose Vega, the 26-year-old regional sales director for Trackman, started with a two-shot lead but made only two birdies and closed with a 74 to finish alone in third.Gallegos finished at 4-under 280, the only player in the field under par.The victory gives Gallegos a spot in the Masters in April and in the British Open at Royal St. George’s in July. He also is exempt into the final stage of qualifying for the U.S. Open and is exempt for all USGA amateur events for which he is eligible.PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSMiguel Angel Jimenez made a 12-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole Saturday to beat Ernie Els in the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship.Fred Couples was part of the three-man playoff but missed a short par putt on the first extra hole.Jimenez closed with a 5-under 67 to match Els and Couples at 14-under 202. The 56-year-old Spaniard has nine victories on the 50-and-over tour, also winning at Hualalai in 2015. He has won in all seven his senior seasons.Els was making his PGA Tour Champions debut. He opened with a 72 to fall eight shots behind before closing with a pair of 65s to get in a playoff. The 60-year-old Couples shot 67. LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 20th January, 2020 11:36 ISTlast_img read more

Steel Sensations…An epic battle awaits

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell (26) is hit by Cincinnati Bengals free safety Reggie Nelson (20) during the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Pittsburgh. Bell was injured on the play. (AP Photo/Don Wright)They did it, somehow, some way, the Steelers found a way and won the AFC North. They came out on Sunday night and got the job done against a very solid Bengals team who led the division nearly all season long. But the Steelers, who never seem to play well against the lesser opponents, stepped up and played well against a good one, something they did most of the season.The win was enormous for many reasons, it vaulted them from a potential 5th seed wild card team to the 3rd seed division winner, providing them with a home game and the opportunity to avoid the number one seed Patriots until the AFC championship, should they get there.The killer B’s are more than capable of getting the job done but that trio may have taken a big hit on Sunday night as LeVeon Bell, the team MVP, went down with a knee injury. The good news is the injury doesn’t contain any structural damage but the bad news is he may not be ready for Saturday night’s show down against the Baltimore Ravens.Should Bell not be able to play, the team will be tested and the decision to release LeGarret Blount last month may come back to haunt them. They have a skeleton backfield without Bell, rookies Dri Archer and Josh Harris are all they have and neither man can do what Bell does. Harris would most likely get the bulk of the carries while Archer would be the back catching passes out of the backfield. Bell does both better than anyone in the league and while these two rookies may be able to team up for a few plays, it’s unlikely they will be dynamic enough to provide the team with what they need out of the running back position.This all leads to more pressure on the offensive line, Big Ben, the wideouts and of course the defense. Bell is a big reason why the offense is so balanced and has the ability to score 30 points in a game against anyone. Take him away and the expectation to score 20 may be unrealistic. The Steelers will certainly throw the ball more often and while Big Ben did toss six TD’s the last time these two met, he was provided the ability to do so because the Ravens were concentrating on stopping Bell. This time the O line will need to ensure they stop the blitz, keep Ben upright and allow him time, as they did against the Bengals.The defense will need to play at a top level, knowing the team can’t afford to give up 24 to 30 points. The secondary has played pretty well in the last few weeks in the absence of Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor and they’ll need to continue to do so. William Gay, Brice McCain and Antwon Blake have manned the corners and Mike Mitchell and Will Allen seem to have it working at safety. I actually believe the team may be better off proceeding with these guys vs. worrying about playing Polamalu and Taylor.However, at the end of the day, no matter who plays, it’s going to be an epic Ravens vs. Steelers battle and one where everyone is going to need to deliver their best, winner moves on, loser goes home.Mike Pelaia hosts the website Steel Nation Association Covering the Steelers and helping Children’s Hospital All Day Everyday. You can e-mail him at [email protected] Steelers fans hold a giant Terrible Towel in the stands before the NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)last_img read more

Trophy decider a playoff

first_imgCARDINIA BEACONHILLS GOLF A BUSY weekend at Cardinia Beaconhills Golf links with the 2014 foursomes championships played on Saturday. Congratulations…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img