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TCI Premier warns residents to prepare for Hurricane Maria

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, September 19th, 2017 – Providenciales – It’s only been 12 days since the Turks and Caicos Islands were shocked by Hurricane Irma, and now Premier Robinson is warning residents to prepare for Hurricane Maria.In an official statement released, Premier Robinson said, “the recently formed Hurricane Maria may also pose a threat to the TCI later this week.” As a result, Premier Robinson is urging resident to ensure that they have adequate water and food for both during and after the possible passage of Hurricane Maria.Like Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria is also a category 5 Storm and has already caused extensive damage to islands throughout the Caribbean. The Premier also revealed that Hurricane Maria “is forecast currently to be possible on Thursday and Friday of this week.”The Premier added that her government would be preparing shelters as was done for Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Maria is currently moving with sustained winds of 160mph. As at 11am, the national hurricane center reported that there might be some fluctuations in the hurricane’s intensity over the next two days. However, it still remains an extremely dangerous hurricane whether it dips to a category 4 or remain at a category 5. Hurricane Maria will hit the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico next. However, other islands are also bracing for the effects of Hurricane Maria. St. Kitts and Nevis for example remain under Hurricane Warning.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher New, stringent posture on illegal construction makes fines, personal demolition and possible deportation legal says PDM Minister, law now passed Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Former PNP Election candidate and businessman calls for swifter reconstruction for Capital, Grand Turk Recommended for you Related Items:#HurricaneMaria, #magneticmedianews FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizinglast_img read more

Purity in relationships best predictor of bonding

first_img“Purity” is indeed the moral foundation of human relationships, say researchers, suggesting that conflicting values of purity are responsible for driving people apart while shared values of purity bring them together.After analysing 731,000 tweets, the researchers were able to map the social networks of 188,467 users and analyse the social distance between those users.They then used computational text analysis to measure those users’ moral concerns. The results showed the degree to which Twitter users expressed moral purity, over all other moral concerns, could accurately predict how close their social interactions were. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“The moral concern of purity, out of all the moral values, was the best predictor of distance between two people,” said Morteza Dehghani, lead author from University of Southern California.The researchers tested how social distance between people would be affected by five groups of basic moral concerns — care and harm, fairness and cheating, loyalty and betrayal, authority and subversion, and purity and degradation.“We started by observing relationships on Twitter, and by looking at distance between people – who they follow on Twitter and the type of rhetoric that they use,” Dehghani added. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixConcerns about purity could have to do with physical purity, like disgust or cleansing, but also a kind of spiritual purity.“These are things like treating the body like a temple instead of a playground, resisting our lower carnal desires in favour of a higher, divine nature,” noted study co-author Jesse Graham.“It has a spiritual-moral dimension to it, but it’s not necessarily explicitly religious,” Graham added in a paper published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Additionally, purity did not simply divide the liberals from the conservatives, as one may think, Medical Daily reported.When the researchers separated the Twitter users into two distinct political groups, purity still predicted social distance within each of those groups.“This could have potential implications for understanding political migrations, both in online social networks and in real life,” Dehghani pointed out.When people believed they matched highly on purity, they wished to be physically and socially closer to that person and vice versa.Again, purity, above all other moral domains, had the most influence, the authors said.last_img read more

Kolkatans to enjoy winter chill till Saraswati Puja

first_imgKolkata: The cold condition may last in the city and some of the South Bengal districts till Saraswati Puja, predicted the Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore on Thursday.City dwellers will continue to feel the winter chill for some more days due to uninterrupted flow of the northwesterly wind. According to a weather expert, the western disturbance has lost its intensity, as a result of which the northwesterly wind has gained power. The weather office also said that the temperature will not drop below 12 degree Celsius, as a result of which people may witness a comfortable weather in the city. The western disturbance had led to the rise of temperature in the city for while, causing an adverse impact on the northwesterly wind. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe mercury started sliding down couple of days ago as the northwesterly wind intensified. The condition may prevail till Saraswati Puja, which falls on February 10 this year. There may be no significant rise and fall in the temperature as the lowest temperature would hover around 13-15 degree Celsius in the next few days. During night, the temperature will go down by a few notches, compared to daytime. The cold breeze that had gone missing a week ago due to the impact of western disturbance, has started blowing again for the past two days. The city on Thursday recorded its lowest temperature at 12.5 degree Celsius. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose”The temperature may not go down further in the city. It will hover between 13-15 degree Celsius in the city, but in case of some districts it may remain below 10 degrees for the next few days. The cold wave condition is here to stay for a few days,” said a senior official of the Alipore MeT office. It may be mentioned that Panagarh on Thursday recorded its lowest temperature at 7.6 degree Celsius, while Purulia saw 7 degree Celsius, Bankura 9.4, Berhampore 11.6, East Burdwan 10.8 and Barrackpore 10 degree Celsius.last_img read more

Efforts to impose Hindi will meet with protests Bengal academics writers

first_imgKolkata: Academicians and writers in West Bengal on Sunday opposed the draft National Education Policy that recommends making teaching of Hindi compulsory up to class 8, saying efforts to impose any language would meet with all-round protests. Former Rabindra Bharati University Vice-chancellor and renowned linguist Pabitra Sarkar said the K. Kasturirangan Committee’s suggestion with regard to mandatory teaching of Hindi would “put more pressure” on the students of primary classes. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata He said while students of class 6, 7 and 8 could be taught Hindi, it was not be proper to make the language compulsory from class 1. “The present education system already puts too much burden on the students. Let us not increase it,” Sarkar told IANS. He said it was wrong to “impose anything from above”, and pointed out that the southern states had already protested against any such move. Instead, Sarkar suggested that in non-Hindi speaking states, the Hindi speaking people should also learn the main regional language. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state “For instance, in Bengal, the Hindi speaking population should learn Bangla. This will help in the spread of regional languages as well as in national integration by upholding India’s core philosophy of unity in diversity,” he said. Legendary Bengali author Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay took heart from the Central government’s assurance that there would be no imposition. “This is only a draft. I think if there are protests, they won’t impose this on us. South India is already protesting. There will hopefully be protests in Bengal too. “Imposing anything is not right. What language an individual should learn must be a voluntary decision,” Mukhopadhyay told IANS. The Sahitya Akademi awardee also refused to say if the NEP draft was part of the Centre’s efforts to “saffronise education”. “Efforts to impose Hindi on the country’s non-Hindi speaking people have been going on for a long time. Some sections in the Hindi belt have been doing this. So I don’t think this is saffronisation of education,” said the octogenarian, who has penned nearly 100 books of short stories and novels for the adult readers, and 34 for teenagers — most of them bestsellers. Jadavpur University vice-chancellor Suranjan Das refused to comment, saying he was yet to go through the complete draft. Famed poet and academician Subodh Sarkar had a different take on the controversy. “If they want to make Hindi compulsory upto class 8, I’ll ask why not Bangla? With 25 crore speakers, it is a more international language. In the world ranking of languages, Bangla mostly figures above Hindi,” Sarkar told IANS. Sarkar said any imposition of Hindi would not be acceptable in a country like India. “There are so many other languages like Marathi, Urdu, Malayalam and so on. Why just Hindi? These languages must be given their due importance,” he said. Dividing states into Hindi speaking and non-Hindi speaking, the Kasturirangan Committee recommends teaching of Hindi in non-Hindi speaking states in addition to the regional language and English. In the case of Hindi speaking states, the Committee suggests teaching of Hindi, English and one of the modern Indian languages from other parts of India. However, it has not specified what the modern Indian language would be. Tamil has been accorded a classical language status by the Central government.last_img read more

Uranium Energy Corp NYSE MKT UEC is pleased to

first_img Uranium Energy Corp. (NYSE MKT: UEC) is pleased to announce that the final authorization has been granted for production at its Goliad ISR Project in South Texas.  As announced in previous press releases, the Company received all of the required authorizations from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, including an Aquifer Exemption which has now been granted concurrence from EPA Region 6. Amir Adnani, President and CEO, stated, “We are very pleased to have received this final authorization for initiating production at Goliad. Our geological and engineering teams have worked diligently toward achieving this major milestone and are to be truly commended. We are grateful to the EPA for its thorough reviews and for issuing this final concurrence. The Company’s near-term plan is to complete construction at the first production area at Goliad and to greatly increase the throughput of uranium at our centralized Hobson processing plant.” Please contact Investor Relations with questions or to request additional information, [email protected] Platinum got sold down a bit yesterday…and palladium traded sideways.  Here are the charts… The current situation…grotesque as it is…can’t continue indefinitely. The gold price didn’t do much in Far East trading, but tried to rally around noon in London…and then again once the London p.m. gold fix was in at 10:00 a.m. EDT…but both rallies met with the same fate…a seller of last report.  After the second rally got capped, the gold price didn’t do much for the remainder of the trading day in New York. Gold’s high price tick of $1,261.00 spot came shortly after 10:00 a.m. EDT. The gold price closed the Wednesday session at $1,252.50 spot…up $10.10 on the day.  Not surprisingly, with everyone in New York heading out early, the net volume was a smallish 117,000 contracts. The gold stocks chopped around in positive territory yesterday on Wednesday…and even though the gold price gained back every dollar it lost during the Tuesday trading session, the HUI was only up 1.68 percent by the early 1:00 p.m. EDT close. The silver price followed a similar path…and the blast off after the noon London silver fix probably made it past the $20 spot price mark for a moment…and a not-for-profit seller had a throw a fair amount of paper silver at it before the rally collapsed.  The rally at the 3 p.m. BST gold fix met the same fate…and after that, the price traded flat for the remainder of the New York session. Kitco recorded the New York high tick as $19.97 spot. Silver finished the day at $19.72 spot…up 34 cents from Tuesday.  Not surprisingly, with both rallies getting hit hard, net volume was pretty hefty…around 38,000 contracts. The dollar index closed late Tuesday afternoon in New York at 83.54.  Once trading began in the Far East on their Wednesday, the dollar rallied a hair…up to 83.68…by 9:00 a.m. BST in London.  It was all down hill from there, with the spike low of 83.12 coming a few minutes after 11:00 a.m. in New York.  The index recovered a handful of basis points from there…and closed at 83.24…down 30 basis points on the day. Sponsor Advertisement (Click on image to enlarge) The CME’s Daily Delivery Report showed that Wednesday was another JPMorgan/Bank of Nova Scotia duet in both metals.  There were 10 gold and 221 silver contracts posted for delivery within the Comex-approved depositories next Tuesday.  In silver, Canada’s Bank of Nova Scotia was the short/issuer on 202 contracts…and JPMorgan Chase was the only long/stopper of note, with 192 contracts in its proprietary trading account…and 22 contracts for its client account.  The link to yesterday’s Issuers and Stoppers Report is here. There were no reported changes in either GLD or SLV yesterday…and no sales report from the U.S. Mint, either. Over at the Comex-approved depositories on Tuesday, they didn’t report receiving any silver…but they did ship 428,838 troy ounces out the door for parts unknown.  The link to that activity is here. They didn’t report receiving any gold…but Canada’s Bank of Nova Scotia reported shipping out a couple of kilo bars of the stuff…64.30 troy ounces. I have the usual number of stories for a mid-week column…and I hope you find the time to read the ones that you deem worth your while. The metal that came out of the GLD and other gold inventories [In the first half of 2013] was, obviously, bought by someone (I contend that JPMorgan is the prime candidate). There are two factors here – investor liquidation in GLD (and not in SLV) and, separately, the requisite purchase of the shares or the metal by counterparties. The reason so much gold came out of the GLD was that by buying it as metal first converted from shares of the ETF, JPMorgan could buy it without publicly reporting ownership, as they would have had to do if they purchased the shares of GLD that were sold. In SLV, there was metal bought by JPM on liquidations, just nowhere near as much (in dollar terms) as the gold that was liquidated in GLD. – Silver analyst Ted Butler…03 July 2013 It was obvious from the price action in both London and New York yesterday that both silver and gold wanted to rally…and it was equally as obvious that there were sellers of last resort waiting to nip these rallies in the bud…and that’s what happened.  Nothing, for the moment, has changed. But that still hasn’t altered the fact that at some point in time, certainly not known to us, there will be a price adjustment to the upside that will shock everyone, me included. I’m very comfortable making that claim, as the current situation…grotesque as it is…can’t continue indefinitely. With the U.S. summer holidays officially ‘on’ as of today, it’s hard to tell when all of the above will transpire…but transpire it will. As I mentioned in this space yesterday, we’ll get the jobs numbers at 8:30 a.m. EDT and, as always, it will be interesting to see how gold and silver ‘react’ to the news…or are allowed to react.  We’ll know soon enough. In overnight ‘trading’ in the Far East on Thursday…if one wishes to dignify it with that name…everything is as quiet as church mouse…with no price action or volume worth mentioning…and the dollar index is comatose as well.  The London market opens in about ten minutes from now as I write this paragraph…and it will be interesting to see what transpires at that juncture. As I hit the ‘send’ button at 4:15 a.m. EDT…the London market has been open for a bit over an hour…and nothing is happening there, either.  Volumes are still microscopic…and the dollar index is not doing a thing…so I’m off to bed early. If everything is this quiet for the remainder of today, then it’s pretty much a given that I won’t have a column on Friday…and an extra day off would be nice.  However, I will have a column on Saturday…although it will be as short as I can possibly make it, as there will be no Commitment of Traders or Bank Participation Reports to talk about. See you then. It was the same story with the silver stocks.  Even though the silver price gained back more than it lost on Tuesday, Nick Laird’s Intraday Silver Sentiment Index gained back only 2.60%.  It was down 5.01% on Tuesday, in case you’d forgotten.last_img read more