Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES FILE PHOTO. Fiba.comHaving been dropped from consideration for the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers last month, Calvin Abueva managed to make the cut for the Gilas Pilipinas pool which will fly to Melbourne on Monday.National team coach Chot Reyes announced his 14-man pool for the February 22 game against Australia on his Twitter account on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Fil-American big man and “23-for-23” cadet member Abu Tratter will also join the Philippine team, which is missing key big men due to injuries.Reyes explained that Troy Rosario hasn’t gotten his medical clearance yet after his bad fall in TNT’s game against Phoenix on February 7, while Mac Belo is still not at 100 percent after recently recovering from his left knee injury.After Australia, Gilas goes home to take on Japan on February 25 at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forum Ballesteros steps up, Meralco stays alive with upset win over Ginebra READ: Chot drops ‘disinterested’ Abueva, Almazan for 2nd leg“Finally got the go-signal to announce Gilas entourage leaving tomorrow (Monday),” Reyes wrote.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNaturalized player Andray Blatche, chief point guard Jayson Castro, and four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo lead the Philippine delegation as they visit the Boomers for their first duel in Group B action.Also part of the squad are Gabe Norwood, Japeth Aguilar, Allein Maliksi, Kevin Alas, RR Pogoy, Matthew Wright, Jio Jalalon, Carl Bryan Cruz, and Kiefer Ravena. View comments
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zoomIllustration. Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Singapore-based Grindrod Shipping has unveiled a number of transactions with the aim of modernizing its fleet and increasing its financial flexibility and liquidity.In early June, the company took delivery of a Japanese-built eco Ultramax, the IVS Phoenix. The drybulk carrier newbuilding has been chartered-in for a minimum period of three years. Grindrod Shipping has options to extend the contract for up to two additional years.The month also saw Grindrod Shipping and its joint venture partners agree to a further extension of the termination date of the IVS Bulk joint venture from June 30, 2019 to September 30, 2019. The company said it remained in discussions with the JV partners regarding strategic alternatives for IVS Bulk.On June 20, 2019, Grindrod Shipping sold a portion of the loan it had provided to one of its joint ventures. The sale was at par and provided approximately USD 7.5 million of cash to the company.The ship owner and operator recently entered into a sale and leaseback transaction with a Japanese company related to the 2010-built handysize drybulk carrier, IVS Knot, for a cash amount of USD 13 million.Grindrod Shipping will bareboat charter the vessel back for a period of up to 11 years and has the right, but not the obligation, to acquire the vessel from the end of the second year of the charter, with the new owner having the right to sell the vessel to the company at the end of the 11-year charter period.The company explained that the IVS Knot previously constituted part of the security package for its USD 100 million senior secured credit facility and was released from the security package in connection with the closing of the sale and leaseback transaction. At closing, the sale generated around USD 6.3 million of cash after settling the debt associated with the vessel. The transaction closed on June 26, 2019.The previously announced sale of the IVS Kawana was concluded, with the vessel delivering to the new owner on April 30, 2019. Grindrod Shipping added that it expects the Umgeni to deliver to the new owner by June 30, 2019.“Through the IVS Knot and the sale of the joint venture loan Grindrod Shipping has strengthened its liquidity by approximately USD 13.8 million without divesting control of any core assets,” Martyn Wade, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, said.
22Dec Rep-elect Frederick to help set House GOP policy initiatives Categories: Frederick News Incoming lawmaker on Action Plan workgroupRep.-elect Ben Frederick of Owosso has been chosen by Speaker-elect Tom Leonard to serve on a special workgroup developing new policy proposals for the 2017-18 House term that begins in January.Rep.-elect Frederick will serve on the Policy Development Workgroup, a team of lawmakers who will study current laws and propose legislative initiatives that the 99th Legislature may consider.“It is an honor to have such an active early role in helping our caucus develop strong public policy initiatives for the coming session,” Rep.-elect Frederick said. “I believe House Republicans should continue to drive Michigan’s comeback by fostering a strong economy, building an environment in which more jobs can be created and reducing government inefficiency. In particular, I plan to emphasize with my colleagues the need for stronger vocational education opportunities for students, local control within our schools and communities and the importance of preserving a strong agricultural sector. With an action plan in place, we can hit the ground running.”Rep.-elect Frederick will take his seat in the House when session convenes on Jan. 11. The Action Plan was developed to promote transparency in state government. The 2017-18 Action Plan will be publicly unveiled in the coming weeks. The plan also will be available online for review.#####
Categories: Vaupel News 16Jan Rep. Vaupel again appointed chair of House Health Policy Committee Tags: Health Policy Committee, Mental Health, Opioid Legislator names mental health, opioids, rising costs as top priorities State Rep. Hank Vaupel, of Fowlerville, has been appointed by House Speaker Lee Chatfield to serve as chair of the House Health Policy Committee for a second time.Vaupel, who is now in his third and final term as state representative, previously held the position of Health Policy chair from 2017 to 2018. Last term, his priorities for the committee were largely centered on improving Michigan’s broken mental health care system, and he hopes to continue that trend this term.“Last year we made great strides through the work of the C.A.R.E.S. Mental Health Task Force, which traveled across the state to hear from industry professionals and experts, law enforcement and families of those with mental health care needs,” Vaupel said. “Though we did much to improve access to hospital beds, allow canine support for victims testifying in courtrooms, improve training for counselors and address the opioid crisis, there’s still so much more we can do. I look forward to continuing our efforts.”In addition to mental health care improvements and tackling the opioid crisis, Vaupel hopes to address the rising cost of health care.“It’s important that workers, families and seniors across our state have access to quality health care at a rate they can afford,” Vaupel said. “Moms and dads shouldn’t be forced to choose between putting food on the table and paying their family medical bills.”The Health Policy Committee is responsible for deliberating on issues related to public health, health professionals, mental health and wellness, and overall access to health care.Rep. Vaupel was also appointed to serve as a member of the Insurance, Education and Tax Policy Committees.Vaupel’s office can be contacted at HankVaupel@House.MI.gov.###
Irish social TV and second screen technology firm Axonista has appointed Brian Armstrong, who has previously worked at CNN, the BBC and Siemens SBS, as its new director of UK Partnerships.A 25-year veteran in the broadcasting industry, Armstrong’s appointment coincides with the establishment of Axonista UK, the company’s base of operations in the United Kingdom.Axonista is an approved EPG software provider for the Sky platform in the UK and works with international broadcasters including ESPN, MTV Networks, SPI, Setanta Sports, RTÉ and TV3.
Dutch telco KPN added 62,000 IPTV subscribers in the first quarter of this year. KPN said it now had a 26% share of the TV market.Triple-play penetration grew to 46% or 1.264 million customers and the operater added 62,000 quad-play customers, taking the total to 235,000.However, KPN’s adjusted revenues were down 1% year-on-year, thanks in part to the impact of IPTV promotions in the second half of last year. TV revenues stood at €59 million, down from €57 million in the previous quarter.
21st Century Fox’s US FX Networks unit has teamed up with cable giant Comcast to launch a new premium ad-free service subscription video-on-demand service for Comcast Xfinity TV subscribers.The new service, FX+, will provide current seasons of all FX and FXX original series and every season of a number of current and catalogue titles of FX originals without adverts for US$5.99 (€5.08) a month.The service will launch on September 5. Fox claims that the initiative will made FX Networks the first ad-supported cable networks group to offer all seasons of the majority of its original series available at once. Shows available include American Horror Story, Damages, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Legion, Louie, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, The Shield, Sons of Anarchy and Terriers.FX+ will provide over 1,100 series epioseds in total. The shows will be rolled out progressively, with the complete roster expected to be available next year.FX+ subscribers will be able to access the FX+ content via Xfinity On Demand, the Xfinity Stream app and website, and FXNOW. In the future, FX+ will also offer select series in 4K as well as temporary downloads of current season episodes.John Landgraf“This is an exciting day for FX Networks, because it represents the next step in building a consumer experience as good as our original programming brand. We have been diligent about recapturing the in-season stacking rights for all current original programming and recapturing the rights to all seasons of a large portion of our legacy of great original series,” said John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions“Since changing the course of basic cable TV with The Shield, over the past 15 years FX amassed a roster of dramas, comedies and limited series that is unequalled in ad-supported television – and in quality and breadth has few rivals anywhere. This initiative represents the first of its kind for an ad-supported cable network, and begins to put us on equal footing with premium networks and streaming services. We appreciate our partnership with Matt Strauss and everyone at Comcast who had the vision to support the creation and launch of FX+, which adds significant value for Comcast and its subscribers.”Matt Strauss, executive vice-president and general manager, video and entertainment services, Comcast Cable, said: “FX has built a brand known for high-quality, award-winning original content and we are pleased to partner with John Landgraf and the team at FX to offer premium experiences like FX+ to Xfinity TV customers, and explore what it means to be a network in the future,” said Strauss. “Our innovative platforms and technology enable us to collaborate with our partners to experiment with new ways to super-serve our customers, provide them with more choice and access to new content and experiences, and continue to add value to the Xfinity TV subscription.”
AddThis ShareCONTACT: Mike WilliamsPHONE: 713-348-6728 E-MAIL: email@example.com Rice professor co-founds North Korean universityUS, North and South Korean leaders come together to make school possibleThe door to peace between North Korea, its neighbors and the West is far from open, but there’s light coming through a crack as a private university has been established for science and technology that relies greatly on equal parts South Korean energies, Korean-American ingenuity and Western expertise. You might think such a thing impossible from news reports over the past few years: nuclear tests, missile launches, arrests of foreign journalists and so on. But Rice University’s Malcolm Gillis knows better. Gillis, the former president of Rice, has played a large role in the formation of Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), which was dedicated last month and will open the doors of its new campus to graduate students next spring, with the first undergraduates to follow. Gillis is one of four founding committee co-chairmen, along with founding President James Chin-Kyung Kim; Chan-Mo Park, former president of Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea; and Jung Bae Kim, former president of Korea University. Gillis’ role is not dissimilar to that he has played at other institutions in recent years, most notably Jacobs University Bremen in Germany and a new institution in Vietnam, Tan Tao University, outside of Ho Chi Minh City.Gillis said his link to the project goes back to 1997 when, while still president of Rice, he responded to requests for help from the late Kim Dae Jung, then president-elect of South Korea. “I became involved in helping him cope with the Asian financial meltdown in 1997-98, before he came into office,” recalled Gillis. “The crisis landed in his lap. I was asked to help convince the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the New York banks that South Korea had a liquidity problem, not a solvency problem. I spent the entire Christmas holidays of 1997 on the phone working to get the message across.”Having earned President Kim’s trust, Gillis became involved in his attempts at peaceful engagement with North Korea, for which the man who became South Korea’s president won the Nobel Peace Prize. Gillis organized a conference at Rice on Korean reunification in 2005, and in 2006 presented a paper on lessons for North Korea at a conference of Nobel Peace Prize laureates in Gwangju, South Korea.All of that, he said, led James Kim to his door at Rice: “He and his group walked into my office one day and asked me to help with this university. I said I’d be happy to, but we had to be sure the State Department was going to let an American citizen do this. State said, ‘This is humanitarian. Go ahead.’”That was in 2005, and PUST’s progress since is primarily a testament to James Kim’s determination. The native South Korean, now 74, was a teen in 1950 when he was nearly killed on the battlefield fighting the North. Kim swore as he lay injured that if he survived, he would dedicate his life to helping bring about peace with his enemy.Kim’s journey led him to Florida, where he earned U.S. citizenship and became a successful businessman; to China, where he established a college in Yanji, just across the border from North Korea; and finally into North Korea itself. While visiting to bring food and clothing to orphanages, he was accused of being an American spy, imprisoned and sentenced to die. Kim wrote a will pledging his organs for research in Pyongyang, and the sympathy his generosity created – particularly with North Korea’s “Dear Leader” Kim Jong Il – led to his release. To his surprise, James Kim was invited to North Korea in 2001 to help create an institution similar to the one in Yanji. PUST was born, and Kim has raised more than $35 million to build and fund the new university.Gillis speaks in measured tones when he discusses the hard work and long negotiations that led to the creation of PUST. He said that despite outward appearances, many in North Korea want the United States involved in helping achieve a rapprochement with the world community.“We have to work with the situation, but in the meantime, people in the West need to be concerned about a generation of young Koreans who, when they open to the world economy, will have to have something to sell,” he said. “Without technology and higher education, they will have very little to offer.”He expects the faculty will include a number of Korean-Americans. “We’ve had people step down from their positions as, say, heads of IT for large corporations to go there,” Gillis said. “It’s going to take time to get everyone in place, and it’s going to be painstaking. But the facility is complete. It is paid for, and everything is ready.”PUST will start with programs for information technology, industry and management, and agriculture, with plans to open new schools for architecture and engineering and for public health in the near future. Like Jacobs University, PUST will strongly resemble Rice in its academic and administrative structure, as will Tan Tao University in Vietnam.That pleases Gillis, who said there are indications Syria is also ready to consider establishing a private university in Damascus. “Rice is now becoming known as the ‘Johnny Appleseed of private education,’” he said.Gillis served as president of Rice University from 1993 until 2004. He is currently University Professor and the Ervin Kenneth Zingler Professor of Economics and professor of management at Rice University.
“It will be fun to watch.”Netflix executives promised there will be more interactive shows at the service.”This one has storytellers salivating,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said of the interactive “Black Mirror” episode during the earnings presentation.’Double Whammy’Video games and sleep may vie for people’s time, but rival streaming services rank much higher when it comes to real competition for Netflix, contended eMarketer principal analyst Paul Verna.Verna thought it unlikely that Fortnite is a major rival for Netflix when it comes to winning people’s leisure time.While people have a wide array of entertainment options, television streaming services such as Hulu, HBO Now, and Amazon Prime are more viable threats to Netflix, the analyst reasoned.”Discretionary spending and entertainment media all play into the same ecosystem, but I would put them on a spectrum,” Verna said. He placed rival television streaming services at the high end of the competitive spectrum for Netflix, while Fortnite along with Facebook Watch and YouTube were at the low end.”What Netflix should be worried about is the direct competitors and the services coming down the pike within a year,” Verna said.Some of the services come with a “double-whammy” of companies behind them, such as Disney, also pulling their content from Netflix to lure away subscribers.Despite the competition, streaming television market leader Netflix is in a strong position, according to the analyst.Netflix has been relentlessly investing in original content, and having success with films such as “Roma” which won Golden Globe awards along with Oscar nominations, including one for best picture.”They have a lot going for them,” Verna said of Netflix.”That doesn’t mean they don’t have a lot of competition and growth won’t slow, but I expect them will remain at the top for a good long time.” The survival video game Fortnite was named by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings as a potential rival for consumer screen time The dominant online television service has begun efforts to become more interactive as part of an effort to keep its viewers from turning to service like Epic Games’ Fortnite and Microsoft Xbox video games.Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings spoke of competition from the video game sector this month as he discussed the quarterly results from the company with 140 million worldwide subscribers.”I think about it really as us winning entertainment time away from other activities… Xbox, ‘Fortnite,’ or HBO or a long list,” Hastings said.”We compete so broadly with all these different providers.”A billion hours of television content is watched daily in the US, and Netflix accounts for about a tenth of it, according to Hastings.Hastings was asked about plans by Disney to launch a streaming television service this year, pulling coveted content such as shows starring blockbuster Marvel action heroes in the process.But he appeared to focus on how consumers spend their screen time, including the growing market for participatory games and eSports including Fortnite. Netflix shares slip as spending weighs on profits Explore further CEO Reed Hastings says Netflix faces competition from a variety of rivals including interactive video games Citation: Netflix puts ‘Fortnite’ in crosshairs as streaming wars heat up (2019, January 27) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-netflix-fortnite-crosshairs-streaming-wars.html Netflix is working on new interactive features for its videos including one for its “Black Mirror” show Some analysts say rival streaming services including from Disney, whose CEO Robert Iger is seen here, pose a challenge to market leader Netflix This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Netflix has been interested in making videos more interactive for some time, and recently released a “Bandersnatch” episode of techno-dystopia series “Black Mirror” that lets viewers make choices that influence the story.”We are starting to see Netflix figure out interactive elements,” Piscatella said. Battle for time”The idea is that time is a lot more finite than money seems to be, so getting people engaged and stuck is how you can generate dollars,” NDP Group video games industry analyst Mat Piscatella told AFP.Microsoft has focused intensely on building ranks of users and getting them to spend more time on Xbox consoles. The technology titan is working on streaming games from the internet cloud.Amazon-owned Twitch boasts that it streams game play to online audiences that surpass those of Netflix.”Interest only seems to be growing,” Piscatella said of game play on a gamut of internet-linked devices.”I think people like to be participatory instead of sitting back; although sitting back definitely has its time and place.” Netflix, moving to fend off the challengers in the war for streaming media dominance, is taking aim at competitors from the video game world, notably “Fortnite.” © 2019 AFP
Facebook, Starbucks, Ernst & Young are among top U.S. companies for professional development Let’s face it, some jobs are just better than others. The best companies to work for are headed by effective leaders. They offer competitive salaries, opportunities for advancement, payroll bonuses, health insurance and other useful perks that enhance your quality of life outside the office.Which U.S. companies offer all that and more?The compensation, culture and career monitoring website Comparably.com ranked them by region using data collected from 10 million employee ratings and thousands of salary records.Highspot, a sales software platform, took the top spot in Seattle and Google beat out all the Silicon Valley and San Francisco companies. Hubspot, a software marketing service, was the best in the Boston area, according to workers.The software company Workfront leads the pack in the Salt Lake City area. The business process outsourcing firm TaskUs is the top company in the Los Angeles region. UiPath, an automation vendor, is the best company to work for in the New York area.Comparably asked workers questions in 20 culture categories including work-life balance, compensation, professional development and leadership.”What stands out is that these are the best companies across all those categories,” said Comparably’s CEO and founder Jason Nazar. The list is “breaking down how a company is performing to its workers, how happy people are with their pay, and what they think about their team members and managers.”Comparably organized the winners by region since most companies are vying for the best talent on a local level, according to Nazar. The list is also useful for workers who are seeking employment within a specific market “regardless of company size,” Nazar said.The winners range from startups with a few employees to Fortune 50 businesses with more than 500 staff members.”Employees are expecting the best of both worlds,” Nazar said. “They want earlier stage companies to offer the same benefits that they’d get at large-scale companies. At large companies, they want the flexibility and ownership that they’d get in smaller companies.” Explore further Best places to work in Seattle regionHighest ranked 1. Highspot (Seattle) 2. Edifecs (Bellevue, Washington) 3. T-Mobile (Bellevue, Washington) 4. Microsoft (Redmond, Washington) 5. Costco (Issaquah, Washington) 6. Akvelon (Bellevue, Washington) 7. Starbucks (Seattle) 8. Hiya (Seattle) 9. Karat (Seattle) 10. RealSelf (Seattle) 11. Shyft Technologies (Seattle) 12. Amazon (Seattle) 13. Zipwhip (Seattle) 14. Porch.com (Seattle) 15. Liquid Planner (Seattle)Best places to work in Los AngelesHighest ranked 1. TaskUs (Santa Monica, California) 2. PeerStreet(Los Angeles) 3. Acorns (Irvine, California) 4. Barry’s Bootcamp (Los Angeles) 5. Golden Hippo (Woodland Hills, California) 6. InvestCloud (West Hollywood, California) 7. Blizzard Entertainment (Irvine, California) 8. Chrome River Technologies (Los Angeles) 9. Signal Sciences (Los Angeles) 10. SmartBug Media (Newport Beach, California) 11. FaceFirst (Los Angeles) 12. Seek Capital (Los Angeles) 13. Tinder (Los Angeles) 14. CornerStone On Demand (Santa Monica, California) 15. BQE Software (Torrance, California)Best places to work in Boston regionHighest ranked 1. HubSpot (Cambridge, Massachusetts) 2. Drift (Boston) 3. LogMeIn (Boston) 4. Drizly (Boston) 5. Dynatrace (Waltham, Massachusetts) 6. Celtra (Boston) 7. Notarize (Boston) 8. Jabra (Boston) 9. Acquia (Boston) 10. Buildium (Boston) 11. ConnectRN (Waltham, Massachusetts) 12. Pegasystems (Cambridge, Massachusetts) 13. ClearGov (Maynard, Massachusetts) 14. Liberty Mutual Insurance (Boston) 15. TaxJar (Woburn, Massachusetts)Best places to work in San Francisco/Silicon ValleyHighest ranked 1. Google (Mountain View, California) 2. Sitetracker (Palo Alto, California) 3. Salesforce (San Francisco) 4. Upgrade (San Francisco) 5. Nevro (Redwood City, California) 6. Sunrun (San Francisco) 7. Periscope Data (San Francisco) 8. Infrrd (San Jose, California) 9. Globant (San Francisco) 10. Intuit (Mountain View, California) 11. Sonder (San Francisco) 12. LinkedIn (Sunnyvale, California) 13. TripActions (Palo Alto, California) 14. Mixpanel (San Francisco) 15. Asana (San Francisco)Best places to work in New York regionHighest ranked 1. UiPath (New York) 2. CultureIQ (New York) 3. Greenhouse Software (New York) 4. Overtime (Brooklyn) 5. WhiteSource (New York) 6. International Flavors & Fragrances (New York) 7. ADP (Roseland, New Jersey) 8. Gartner (Stamford, Connecticut) 9. Wibbitz (New York) 10. Pipedrive (New York) 11. Next Caller (New York) 12. AdTheorent (New York) 13. Accenture (New York) 14. Mobilewalla (New York) 15. Rokt (New York)Best places to work in Salt Lake City regionHighest ranked 1. Workfront (Lehi, Utah) 2. Qualtrics (Provo, Utah) 3. Overstock.com (Midvale, Utah) 4. Divvy (Lehi, Utah) 5. Vivint Smart Home (Provo, Utah) 6. Disruptive Advertising, Inc. (Lindon, Utah) 7. BambooHR (Lindon, Utah) 8. Canopy Tax (Lehi, Utah) 9. Skipio(Lehi, Utah) 10. TravelPass Group (Lehi, Utah) 11. Lingotek (Lehi, Utah) 12. Simplus (Salt Lake City) 13. Boostability (Lehi, Utah) 14. Finicity (Murray, Utah) 15. Lift Credit (Provo, Utah)MethodologyComparably’s Best Companies list is derived from sentiment ratings provided by employees in each region who anonymously rated their employers on Comparably.com between March 8, 2018, and March 8, 2019. To qualify, large companies must have a minimum of 50 employee participants and small to mid-size companies must have a minimum of 15 employee participants. Winners were determined based on a series of over 50 structured workplace questions in core culture categories, including compensation, leadership, professional development, work-life balance, perks and benefits. ©2019 USA Today Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Google, Microsoft and Starbucks are some of the best places to work in the US, workers say (2019, March 29) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-google-microsoft-starbucks-workers.html
COMMENTS COMMENT A well-marked low-pressure area lies over the South-West Bay of Bengal and adjoining North-East Sri Lanka (just to the south of South-East Tamil Nadu) awaiting intensification as a depression. The India Met Department (IMD) expects the intensification to happen over the South-West Bay, off the Tamil Nadu coast and adjoining Equatorial Indian Ocean by Tuesday night or the next morning. The well-marked ‘low’ brought active North-East monsoon conditions to Kerala during the 24 hours ending on Tuesday morning. Rainfall occurred at most places over Kerala and at many places over Tamil Nadu during this period. More rain seenElsewhere, rains were recorded at many places over Coastal and, North Interior Karnataka, Lakshadweep and at isolated places over South Interior Karnataka, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Forecast for Wednesday warned of heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over Coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry while being heavy at isolated places over south Coastal Andhra Pradesh, South Rayalaseema, South Interior Karnataka and Kerala.Squally winds speeding up to 50 km/hr gusting to 60 km/hr may prevail over the South-West Bay of Bengal, the Gulf of Mannar and along and off the Tamil Nadu coast. The sea condition will be ‘rough’ to ‘very rough’ (wave heights of 8ft – 20 ft) over the South-West Bay, the Gulf of Mannar and along and off the Tamil Nadu coast. Fishermen are advised not to venture into these areas.Pacific systemStrong winds with speeds of up to 40 – to 50 km/hr are likely over interior Tamil Nadu. Thunderstorms accompanied with gusty winds and lightning may lash South Madhya Maharashtra, South Konkan and Goa. Extended forecast for Sunday to Tuesday (November 25 to 27) said that isolated precipitation likely over extreme South Peninsular India, Lakshadweep and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Meanwhile, Tuesday morning’s cyclonic circulation over the Gulf of Siam (Thailand), the gateway for weather systems of Pacific origin, persisted. The US Joint Typhoon Warning Centre sees scope for this system (tagged ‘32W’), a remnant of erstwhile tropical depression ‘Toraji’ that hit the Vietnam coast, to intensify a round or two. Eyes Lanka, TN?A weather tracker of the US National Weather Services lately expects the system to drift into the South Bay and stay on course for a likely rendezvous with the Sri Lanka and adjoining Tamil Nadu coasts over the next 12 days. There are two other tropical depressions loitering in different parts of the North-West Pacific – ‘33W’ located north-west of Sonsorol (Palau) and ‘34W’ to the south-east of Chuuk (Micronesia). SHARE SHARE EMAIL Fresh depression alert in Bay of Bengal: IMD Satellite image taken on November 20, 2018, at 12.45 IST Published on RELATED SHARE November 20, 2018