iStock/Thinkstock(PANAMA CITY, Fla.) — Hurricane Michael has been upgraded to a Category 3 storm as it closes in on the Florida Panhandle.Michael is forecast to make landfall as a “monstrous” Category 3 storm with a dangerous storm surge of up to 12 feet, officials said.“You cannot hide from storm surge,” Florida Gov. Rick Scott warned at a news conference Tuesday. “We can rebuild your house, but we cannot rebuild your life.”“If you have 6 feet of storm surge, you’re out the middle of it, I don’t know how you’re going to survive,” Scott said.“This storm can kill you,” Scott said. “You need to evacuate if you’re ordered to do so.”Michael was a Category 3 storm with winds of 120 mph as of late Tuesday afternoon.The storm is forecast to make landfall near Panama City, Florida, as a strong Category 3 on Wednesday afternoon.Conditions are expected to be began deteriorating around the Florida Panhandle Wednesday morning, with cities like Panama City and Apalachicola experiencing the worst of the hurricane between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.By Thursday morning, the storm will move across Georgia and into South Carolina.Besides the dangerous storm surge, residents should also prepare for torrential rain and major flooding, Scott said, with 4 to 8 inches of rain expected and even 12 inches possible in some areas.Scott called the storm “monstrous,” adding, “We haven’t seen anything like this in the Panhandle in decades.”A hurricane warning is in effect for Florida cities including Tallahassee, Panama City, Apalachicola and Pensacola.Florida State University has closed through Friday and the Pensacola International Airport is set to close Wednesday.At least 32 shelters have already opened in the Sunshine State, officials said.In Carrabelle, Florida, resident Cole Lauzau said she is planning to try riding out the storm at home with her roommate and their dog.They live across the street from a swamp, so Lauzau is bracing for water to rise up to their home.For now, Lauzau is trying to plan ahead, making sure they have enough water, food and sandbags.“We’re a little nervous,” she told ABC News. “If we can possibly ride it out safely, we’re going to try it. And if it gets much worse … we will go.”Warnings are in effect for more than 300 miles of coastline, the National Weather Service said.In Georgia, which will be hit by damaging winds and downed power lines, Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday declared a state of emergency for 92 of his state’s counties.Scott has declared a state of emergency in 35 counties in Florida. President Donald Trump has approved an emergency declaration for Florida, permitting the federal government to provide resources and aid during the dangerous storm.In Alabama, where residents may see massive power outages, high winds and heavy rain, Gov. Kay Ivey issued a state of emergency statewide.North Carolina and South Carolina will likely see heavy rainfall, which could cause flooding in areas already damaged by last month’s Hurricane Florence. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
MPs urged to bring back ‘quality controlled’ ILAsOn 19 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. The controversial Individual Learning Accounts system should be revamped andreintroduced, the directors of the Learning and Skills Council have said. In a submission to the Education and Skills Select Committee, they called foran improvement in quality controls and a coherent national framework so thatthe system could be reintroduced. The initiative, which entitled people to grants of up to £200 towardseducational courses, was the Government’s flagship training enterprise until itcollapsed amid acrimony last year. The Government closed down the system in November after an investigation ledto suspicions that there was widespread fraud and misuse of the training funds.Geoff Hall, director of learning programmes at the LSC, told MPs thatdespite its problems, the ILA scheme was still the most successful attempt toattract new learners. He said: “ILAs attracted more than a million peopleinto LSC colleges and other training providers. The easy access to learning andreduced cost of fees appealed to many as a simple way of improving theirprospects.” Hall called for the system to be updated and reintroduced, saying the LSCfully supported the concept of learning accounts. “We want to build on thewide recognition of ILAs. They might have been damaged by recent events but webelieve they can be successfully re-established so long as this is donecautiously.” Commenting on the LSC’s submission, training expert Paul Kearns questionedthe value of ILAs. He said: “Large numbers of people using a trainingsystem is no indication of its effectiveness and doesn’t justify its existence.www.mpa.gov.ukBy Ross Wigham Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article read more
He said he had also asked the Supreme Court to reduce the number of convicts it sent to prison. Read also: Overcrowded and understaffed, prisons scramble to protect inmates from infection”Therefore, with these efforts, we can gradually release about 50,000 inmates and the number could increase, especially if the police and the Supreme Court can reduce the number of new inmates from the usual 2,500 per day.”Yasonna and the House have also agreed to restart deliberations on a revision to the Criminal Code (KUHP) bill and the 1995 law on correctional procedures, which had been postponed following mass public protests against the House’s legislative agenda following the passing of revisions to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law.”Please notice that the government is committed to continuing the deliberation of these two bills. We do not disagree about the bills,” he said.He added that he would ask the President to send a new presidential letter to ask the House to restart discussions of the bills.The lawmakers and the government had previously concluded deliberations of the two bills.However, in September 2019, tens of thousands of university students in Jakarta and other cities across the country took to the streets to demand lawmakers hold off the passage of several controversial bills, including the two bills, arguing that the KUHP bill, in particular, posed a threat to democracy and civil rights.Anticorruption activists had also warned that the correctional procedures bill, which would technically remove hurdles for corruption convicts to receive remissions and conditional releases, was a “gift” to graft convicts, including those who were currently serving sentences.Topics : “As of today, at 11 a.m. according to our SDP [Correctional Database System], we have released 5,556 prisoners,” he said.According to Yasonna, the ministry has two legal bases for the release, namely Human Rights Ministerial Regulation No. 10/2020 on terms and conditions of assimilation and integration for prisoners and juvenile inmates to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as Human Rights Ministerial Decree No. 19/2020 on the release of prisoners and juvenile inmates through assimilation and integration to prevent the spread of COVID-19.“We are monitoring the developments hourly through our system. We hope there will be no moral hazard,” he said, adding that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo agreed with the regulations.Yasonna said the 50,000 inmates eligible for early release included some 15,442 drug convicts that had served five to 10 years in prison, 300 graft inmates aged 60 years and above, 1,457 special crime convicts with chronic diseases and 53 foreign prisoners who had served two-thirds of their sentences. The authorities have granted more than 5,500 prisoners early release to help prevent a possible surge in coronavirus infections in Indonesia’s overcrowded prisons.Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly said on Wednesday during a virtual meeting with the House of Representatives Commission III overseeing legal affairs that he had raised the number of prisoners that were planned to be released to 50,000 people from 30,000. “As of today, at 11 a.m. according to our SDP [Correctional Database System], we have released 5,556 prisoners,” he said. read more
The main bedroom at 25 Elaroo St, Marsden.There is also a separate laundry.Outside, on the patio is where the family likes to entertain friends and family, and this is also Mr Palethorpe’s favourite area of the 734sq m property.“Out in the garden area we like to have friends over and entertain,” he said.“We watch the kids run around the yard, have a barbecue and roast some marshmallows around the fire pit.” More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The raked ceiling is adds wow factor to the home.The house is on a fully fenced corner block, with the entry into the living room at the front.Three bedrooms are to the right of the home, and are serviced by one bathroom and a separate toilet.The kitchen has received a recent update, with sleek white cabinetry and a baby blue glass splashback injecting a subtle hint of colour into the room. The house at 25 Elaroo St, Marsden, is for sale.The journey of renovating this Marsden property is one that Grant Palethorpe will take with him.Over the decade he and his wife Sally owned the 25 Elaroo St home, they undertook many projects. The kitchen now has a baby blue splashback.“We’ve renovated the bathroom, updated the kitchen, painted inside and out, replaced flooring, put extra cabinetry in the laundry and built-in wardrobes in all of the bedrooms and put in a self watering garden system,” Mr Palethorpe said.“It was done in small pieces over the years, and we tried different layouts in the living area and finally came to the best layout, which is what it is now.” Outdoors is the seller’s favourite space at the property.But the father of four said it was the renovation process he would remember most.“We’ve definitely enjoyed living there and making it a home. I will remember everything from ripping up the turf, to just slowly and gradually building the home to suit our family needs.”The Palethorpes raised three children in the home, and are only now upsizing after adding a fourth.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 read more
The Batesville Bulldogs Boys Golf team battled The Greensburg Pirates at The Greensburg Country Club on Monday (5-4).The Pirates won 157-174.Batesville vs. Greensburg Boys Golf (5-4)Keegam McCullough-Greensburg was the Medalist at 37.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Siefert.
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Ex-Ghana midfielder Otto Addo has been appointed as a caretaker coach of Bundesliga side Hamburg following the dismissal of Thorsten Fink.Addo has been appointed alongside Rodolfo Cardoso to prepare the side for their next league match against Werder Bremen on Saturday.The 38-year-old had been in charge of the U19 side of the Red Shorts since July this year.Fink was relieved of his duties on Tuesday morning three days after losing 6-2 to Borrusia Dortmund.“We were not convincing in our games and we could not recognise any consistency,” Hamburg Sporting director Oliver Kreuzer said.“I had a very good relationship with Thorsten and I hope it remains that way, but given the current situation, we decided yesterday to part ways. “Rodolfo Cardoso and Otto Addo will coach the side this afternoon until further notice.”Hamburg have lost three of their first five games of the new Bundesliga season as one point separates them from the relegation zone.
Paul Bourke (back left) with John Fitzgerald, Eng (front left) and Maggie Fitzgerald.Welcome back to you, Wayne and of course, Bob Moloney who are here at the start of a month’s golfing holiday including playing up in Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai with the Outback, in about a week’s time.There were no ‘2’s.Div A (0-15)1st John O’Keefe (14) 36pts2nd Stephen Mann (11) 34pts3rd Pete Stonebridge (15) 32pts4th Paul Bourke (9) 30ptsDiv B (16+)1st John Fitzgerald (19) 37pts2nd Wayne Waywood (16) 31pts3rd Greg Hill (20) 30pts4th Andy Makara (24) 30ptsWednesday, Pct. 2, Bangpra – StablefordRegrettably the recent heavy rains made it necessary to postpone the Race2Bkk final showdown due to be played at Lotus Valley today, after a conversation with their General Manager about the state of the course. The Race2Bkk will now be played nearer the start of the dry season, so some of you qualifiers who weren’t here today like Murray Hart, John Cunningham and Peter LeNoury may now have the chance to play.Bangpra was the choice of venue instead and 19 Outbackers decided to chance their hand and the weather but although the course was in excellent condition with carts allowed only in the rough, it wasn’t long before the weather got the upper hand causing a delay of about one hour. During that time, two groups decided to pack up and go home; whilst the remainder sat it out and managed to complete the round.The scoring however was none too clever, with Steve Mann scoring 31pts to win Div A and John Fitzgerald picking up another win (his last game) with just 27pts to win Div B. There were only four finishers in Div B and we did not receive Glyn’s card until late, so Ray Cody was awarded third place and the NAGA award for his 14pts!Finally to clarify a point; if everybody in a tournament has teed off and the weather closes in, the tournament is valid if more than half the field complete the round. If less than half finish the competition fee is refunded.Div A (0-16)1st Stephen Mann (11) 31pts2nd Geoff Stimpson (7) 28pts3rd Sugar Ray Handford (16) 26pts4th Bob Maloney (12) 26ptsDiv B (17+)1st John Fitzgerald (19) 27pts2nd John Lawton (19) 22pts3rd Glyn Davies (20) 21pts4th Ray Cody (17) 14ptsFriday, Oct. 4, Green Valley – StablefordThe rainy season is upon us at its full force at this moment with heavy downpours and storms in the last few days. Of the 35 players who signed up originally to play Green Valley on Friday, 31 turned up unsure of whether we were playing or not or indeed if the course was even playable, but it was and the rain had reduced to only a drizzle.Needless to say, it was very wet so we played ‘lift clean and place’ through the green and it was no surprise that the greens were very slow because of the water on them. So just whack it and hope was sometimes the best policy and looking at the scores, that must have worked extremely well for some of the players.Before the scores, just a couple of welcome backs, to On & Eng, also to Tony Gliddon, Gordon Clegg & Stewart McKenzie and to Tony Louch, playing with the Outback for the first time.The best scores were in Div B, where if you didn’t score more than 40pts you didn’t make the top four. Greg Hill recorded the best score of the day to win Div B with 42pts from three all with 41, namely Gordon Clegg, Sunanta Duangwaw (Eng) and John Fitzgerald, who was supposed to have gone back to Ireland the day before. So well done you lot and in a distant fifth, with the modest score of only 35pts, was quite a surprise, John Lawton, who has been working on a new swing together with his new intensive training programme.Dennis Pelly followed up his previous week’s monthly medal win with another fine round of 41pts to win Div A by two from the consistent Paul Bourke (39) and Geoff Stimpson (also with 39). Ian Parry took fourth, aided by his sand-wedge which he didn’t have in his bag before; just goes to show Ian, you must be spending a lot of time in bunkers, and in fifth was Steve Mann, who is always there or thereabouts.There were two ‘2’s from Dennis Pelly (4th) & Gordon Clegg (12th).Div A (0-16)1st Dennis Pelly (10) 41pts2nd Paul Bourke (9) 39pts3rd Geoff Stimpson (7) 39pts4th Ian Parry (12) 36pts5th Stephen Mann (11) 35ptsDiv B (17+)1st Greg Hill (20) 42pts2nd Gordon Clegg (28) 41pts3rd Sunanta Duangwaw (27) 41pts4th John Fitzgerald (19) 41pts5th John Lawton (19) 35ptsNote: The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country. Call Jack on 081 578 1956. PSC golf from the Outback Golf BarMonday, Sept. 30, Burapha – StablefordAfter heavy overnight rain and many storms all around, the 23 Outbackers were lucky to tee off early on C and D in overcast and cool weather. Carts were restricted to paths only, so we played ‘lift, clean and place’ on closely mown areas and fairways. Surprisingly, the fairways were reasonably dry and the greens excellent but the rough was wet and even harder to get out of than usual. Div A was won by 14-handicapper John O’Keefe with 36pts, from Steve Mann (34), Pete Stonebridge (32) and Paul Bourke in fourth with 30.The day’s best score was John Fitzgerald’s 37pts, waiting until his second to last game before he and Maggie return to Ireland, to achieve the Div B win; well done John, at last! A distant second was the recently arrived Wayne Waywood with 31 and Greg Hill beat Andy Makara on c/b, both on 30. read more
Travellers Rest Golf GroupGolfers are deserting the sinking ship of Pattaya faster than you can shout “Fore!” In fact on Monday of last week at Treasure Hill that is precisely the number the winner had to beat, actually it was nearer three men and a dog. Whether this is down to everybody getting out of town before the mayhem and madness starts, also known as Songkran, or whether the rise in temperatures has meant everybody headed for the swimming pool or beach instead or maybe they just don’t like Treasure Hill, who knows.Monday, March 31, Treasure Hill – StablefordMonday at Treasure Hill was the lowest turnout of the week and the small numbers certainly helped Fergus Brennan who had home advantage in seeing off the opposition. Dave Edwards took the runners up spot with Larry Simpson in third place. The dog came in last! Rod Ewan and Fergus Brennan.1st Fergus Brennan (12) 34pts2nd Dave Edwards (12) 32pts3rd Larry Simpson (12) 29ptsTuesday, April 1, Green Valley – StablefordOn Tuesday the numbers were back up to double figures for the weekly visit to Green Valley and we found the GV management had decided to play an April Fool’s joke on everybody by changing the course around again. So now we all start on the toughest hole on the course, the Stroke Index 1 hole which used to be the third hole. After that you take a left turn instead of a right to play Hole 2 which used to be Hole 6. Confused? We certainly were.Still, as it turned out it appeared to reduce the distance between the green and the next tee which speeded up the time to complete the round, so perhaps it will turn out to be a good thing.Rod Ewan certainly approved of the changes by shooting 38pts which was way too good for the rest of the field. Gerry Fernandez, or Ravi as he is now known because of his shanking problems, shook off the dreaded affliction for the day and strode in second. Dave Palmer, who used to train greyhounds, showed he also still has a sprightly turn of speed to romp home in third place after losing out on count back to Gerry.1st Rod Ewan (14) 38pts2nd Gerry Fernandez (13) 35pts3rd Dave Palmer (7) 35ptsThursday, April 3, The Emerald – StablefordIt was off to Emerald on Thursday for the largest turnout of the week. Rod Ewan, despite being docked a shot after his round at Green Valley, stuck two fingers up to the Handicap Committee and sprinted home in first place with 41pts and was immediately docked a further two shots. He only beat John Goudge on count back however, so didn’t get things all his own way. Tewin Poopay Lamthong continued her good form of late by taking third place.1st Rod Ewan (13) 41pts2nd John Goudge (8) 41pts3rd Tewin Poopay Lamthong (12) 35ptsSaturday, April 5, Mt. Shadow – StablefordSaturday’s outing to Mountain Shadow rounded off the TRGG’s golf for the week. Brett Arnold paid us another visit and walked off with first place while David Booth, another regular visitor, took second spot and Scotsman Ian Bell was third.1st Brett Arnold (12) 38pts2nd David Booth (34) 34pts3rd Ian Bell (7) 32ptsGood luck to all you golfers for the coming week and if you would like to play a round of golf with the TRGG, please phone Fergus Brennan on 086 056 7019 or pop into the Ned Kelly Bar in Soi Lengkee and add your name to the weekly lists which are posted on the notice board. read more
There were a few big changes in the leaderboard after today’s game. Stefan Hoge made it into the top 5 with a great 111 points over the three days (an average of 37 per round), with Mark Cooper and Raivo Velsberg each having 112 for 3rd/4th places respectively. James Greer, who played consistent golf all week, made a hard run for it by scoring 117, an average of 39 points a day from his 10 handicap and a remarkable performance over the 3 days. However, Bruce McAdam, or ‘Sweepie’ as his friends call him, made a clean sweep with that last round to propel him into the lead with an average 40 points over the three days to win the Outback trophy and designer golf bag.The Outback golfers at Black Mountain.The next Hua Hin trip is at the end of August/early Sept. and the three courses we play will be the same again. The Outback Bar Golf SocietyThe Outback Golf Bar’s first trip to Hua Hin of the year took place from March 13-17. After opening with two rounds at Springfield and Banyan, Black Mountain G.C. was in perfect condition for our last day – definitely the best course out of the three we played and with only 1/5th of all players scoring less than 30 points, perhaps playing a bit too easy from the 61 and 65 tees. Nonetheless, it was a great day and good to see so many people enjoying the beautiful playing conditions.In B division, Gavin Lang scored a big 43 points for third while Stefan Hoge finally came good on this final of the trip with a fantastic 45 points. However, Bruce McAdam went completely overboard with a score that was off the probability chart with 53 points. I have never seen a high score like that, and the last time Bruce had a decent game was in Hua Hin last year as well! If he wasn’t such a regular with his usual playing partners at Siam and with the Outback, we could have doubted him, but I have to defend ‘Sweepie’ as a genuine bloke with the right 29-handicap, playing out of his skin on the day.Bruce McAdam (right) receives his prize golf bag from the Outback Bar’s Andre Coetzee.Scores in the A division were equally high with the 10-11 handicap players all scoring well into the 40’s. Enjoying Black Mountain today was James Greer with 42 points on his card in third, while Mark Cooper lost on count back for top spot with 44 points to Steve Mann on the last six holes. Well played all! read more