Tropical storm watch issued for Dominica

first_imgLocalNews Tropical storm watch issued for Dominica by: – August 10, 2012 10 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Tropical storm formation as at 5pm on August 10th, 2012.At 5pm on Friday 10th August, 2012 a tropical storm watch was been issued for Dominica and portions of the Lesser Antilles.At the time that this watch was issued, the storm was located 13.7 degrees north 51.9 degrees west and about 510 miles east of Barbados.A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area up 24 to 48 hours. On the forecast track, the center of the cyclone will be near the central Lesser Antilles on Saturday.Dominicans and the rest of the Windward Islands are advised to monitor the progress of this system as it is expected to approach the Lesser Antilles by Saturday into Sunday. Regardless of development, this system is expected to bring significant rainfall to the island with gusty winds and swells peaking up to 12 feet by Sunday. Tropical storm watches has also been issued for Guadeloupe, Martinique, Barbados, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Double awards for City and Ashton Gate

first_imgAshton Gate Stadium won Best Operations Team while Mark Ashton was named Championship CEO of the year at the Honourable Artillery Company in London.It was a double honour for City and Ashton Gate Stadium, which successfully delivered a Summer Series of four concerts in the summer 2019 to further enhance its reputation as the premier sports, entertainment and business venue in the South West.Ashton Gate was shortlisted for best Operations Team alongside Accrington Stanley Football Club; Arsenal’s Travel, Events, Supporter Liaison Team; English Football League and Everton Football ClubMark Kelly, Managing Director of Ashton Gate Stadium, which was also nominated for Best Non-Match Day Use of Venue, said: “These awards are for all who work at Ashton Gate Stadium. We have such a dedicated and passionate team who consistently go above and beyond to make the stadium a 365-day destination, synonymous with quality and excellence.“Congratulations to Mark Ashton for his award and all at the football club for their support in helping us make the stadium and multiple sports team model a beacon of best practice in the industry.”As well as collecting the Championship CEO award, Ashton was shortlisted for the overall CEO award alongside Peter Moore (Liverpool FC), Gary Sweet (Luton Town), Carolyn Radford (Mansfield Town) and Alan Burrows (Motherwell). It was won on the night by Peter Moore.Mark Ashton said: “To be named Championship CEO of the year is a great honour and one that should be shared by everyone at this great football club who work tirelessly every day – everyone deserves credit. It’s also testament to Steve and Maggie Lansdown for their continued investment and backing to run this club in a fit, proper and successful way.“We are fortunate to call Ashton Gate Stadium our home and congratulations to Mark Kelly and his staff for their award. Their superb Operations Team ensures that our matchdays run smooth and I am fortunate to see every day what a great job they do on the wide range of events hosted at the stadium.”last_img read more

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Facebook announced it will be mandating members of

first_imgFacebook announced it will be mandating members of its team to switch to Android in an effort to better acquaint them with the world’s largest mobile platform. The company sees this as an essential piece in its efforts to reach new users in markets that are coming online for the first time.Chris Cox, Facebook’s Chief Product Officer, believes that Android’s strength in emerging markets aligns with Facebook’s current audience and growth strategy. He wants the team developing at Facebook to use what the majority of their users use, “so that they can be reporting bugs and living in the same experience that most Facebook users experience today,” he said.(Related: Facebook releases React Native for Android)In the first quarter of 2015, 82% of Facebook’s 1.4 billion monthly active users lie outside the United States, with only 24.1% coming from Europe, according to study by Miniwatts Marketing Group. The distribution of Facebook users worldwide is closer to Android than to iOS.At I/O 14, Google launched Android One, an initiative to reach the next 5 billion users with hardware at reduced prices. To make it easier on OEMs in emerging markets, Google created a set of hardware reference platforms cut down to essential features to reach the low price points necessary for viability. In about a year and a half’s time, it’s added as much as another half billion active users globally. According to Gartner, iOS’ global market share by Q2 2015 was 14.6% compared to Android’s 82.2%.last_img read more

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