“We’re Grateful for Liberians Spirit in Ebola’s Fight”

first_imgIn a separate remark earlier, the outgoing commander, Maj/Gen Williams expressed gratitude to authorities at the Ministry of National Defense (MOD), and the Chief of Staff (COS) of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Brigadier General Daniel Ziankhan, for the “friendship and excellent” leadership qualities exhibited during his tenure, which sets the condition for onward operations of the U.S. Military.According to him, Operation United Shield involves the efforts of the AFL and the U.S. military team to build a united front in the fight against the EVD.For his part, the incoming Commander, Maj/Gen. Volesky, described the exercise as challenging since its  operations have to include the training of healthcare givers in the fight against the EVD and the manning of the various Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) across the country.Prior to coming to Liberia, he served in his latest assignment as Commanding General, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell. As the Army Service Component Command for U.S. Africa Command, the US Army Africa, Southern European Task Force (USARAF/SETAF) enables a full spectrum operation, while conducting sustained security engagement with African land forces to promote security, stability, and peace.As directed, USARAF/SETAF deploys a contingency headquarters in support of crisis response. USAARAF is America’s premier Army team dedicated to positive change in Africa such as the fight to contain the outbreak by providing their respective expertise.As of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), it provides the US with an unmatched expeditionary Air Assault capability to conduct forcible entry and other worldwide unified land operations in support of combatant commanders.    Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The two United States (US) Army generals who now replaced the other as commander of the U.S.-led Military Operation United Shield in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) across Africa have both commended Liberians for their resilience and positive  spirit in the fight to contain the disease.The two American top brass military personnel made the commendation over the weekend at the Barclay Training Center (BTC) in Monrovia at the official ceremony marking the Operation United Assistance Joint Force Command’s Transfer of Authority (TOA).At the brief but well coordinated occasion, the former Commander of the force, Major General Darryl Williams,  transferred authority to another Major General, Gary J. Volesky.  The transfer of authority was characterized by military traditional activities.The exercise was attended by Defense Minister Brownie J. Samukai, Jr. and U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, Deborah R. Malac, among other officials.Maj/Gen Volesky replaces Maj. /Gen. Williams, who led  the US soldiers to Liberia since five weeks ago.“The fight to contain EVD is faced with enormous challenges, but we are grateful to Liberians and other partners for their collective efforts to stamp out the disease,” the two soldiers asserted in their separate statements as they, to the delight of the audience,  exchanged colors marking the TOA.last_img read more

Tilburg University Donates Text Books to UL

first_imgUL president Dr. Ophelia Weeks stands with Dr. Scott and others at the books donation ceremony.Tilburg University, based in The Netherlands, donated some of the latest text books that included up-to-date career development programs for faculty and students to authorities of the University of Liberia (UL).The books came through the assistance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Dr. Martin Tabi Scott, Senior Desk Officer for European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who delivered the text books to UL president Dr. Ophelia Inez Weeks, said the donation came following the signing of a vigorous collaboration between the office of the Liberian Ambassador in Belgium, Isaac Nyenabo and the Tilburg University.Scott said over 1500 books were made available for onward delivery to the UL but to due financial constraint to underwrite the transportation cost for the books, only 649 were successfully transported to Liberia for use by the UL.“On behalf of Minister Gbehzohngar Findley, we convey to you the lovely greetings and commitments from Tilburg University and a few other collaborating universities through the office of the Liberian Embassy in Belgium,” he said.Scott added that the books contain basics social sciences; each being published in 2010, thereby making them up to date materials for students reading business courses. The subjects areas are accounting, economics, Introduction to Operations in Supply Chain Management.At the handing over ceremony on Thursday, March 21, 2019, Dr. Weeks, expressed the UL’s profound gratitude for the donation, and promised that the books will be used for the intended purposes.“We are grateful to Minister Findley for the efforts in transporting these books over to us, also to Ambassador Isaac Nyenabo, who has stood always and is still standing tall on our behalf in the European countries,” Weeks said.She said Tilburg University is one of the universities around the world that has very good ties with the UL, and has over the years demonstrated its love and care to the UL not only by the donation of relevant learning materials, but also the training of faculty members in higher areas of education.“Tilburg also has provided scholarships for faculty of the UL at the graduate level with most of the beneficiaries coming from the Law school and the Accounting and Economics Departments. Tilburg established an entrepreneurship program, a certificate program in the business college and for all these, we are grateful and thankful,” she said.Weeks noted that Tilburg University being a university with a strong Business Department, has always played an entrepreneurship role in ensuring that other universities, with which it partners around the world, succeed in the strengthening their business departments.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

City Council amends zoning for future school site in Fort St. John

first_imgCity staff has been working with school district staff in identifying appropriate locations for future schools, according to Planning Manager Renee Jamurat.The area being considered, according to Jamurat, is located on the north side of 112 Avenue, east of the roundabout, north of the hospital, and west to a residential neighbourhood.Mayor Lori Ackerman entertained the idea of zoning the site as something similar to the new hospital’s healthcare campus – allowing for potential commercial and residential designation as well – in support of the district’s own financial stability.- Advertisement -“Considering what the Ministry of Education is doing to the school boards; would an education campus allow them to be a little more robust?”City Manager Diane Hunter says that idea hasn’t been discussed with School District 60 to-date but is still a reasonable possibility.“It would have to be a zone specific to an educational campus,” explains Hunter. “We would have to bring that forward to council as a new zone for your consideration before any properties could be zoned in such a manner.”Advertisement The City of Fort St. John received a last minute letter of support for the future school site from the Ministry of Transportation.The decision was made at the end of this week’s City Council meeting directly after a public hearing on the topic – attended by approximately 20 community members.last_img read more

‘I fancy Liverpool – this could be their year to win the Premier League’

first_img“City will be favourites, but if Kevin de Bruyne is out for a few months that’s a big blow.“I think Liverpool could mount a real challenge this year.“You look at their forward power now, the front three are incredible, Daniel Sturridge came off the bench the other day and scored and Xherdan Shaqiri is there, he’s another player with great ability.“I think they could be real threat this season to Manchester City. If they’re going to do it, it’s going to be this season. Liverpool were on fire against West Ham in their Premier League opener “They seem to have a great spirit there, the manager is a like Pep, he’s got a great personality and the players seem to like him.“I think this could be Liverpool’s year to win a championship again.”Listen back to Harry Redknapp on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above! Harry Redknapp believes Liverpool will win the Premier League title this season Harry Redknapp has tipped Liverpool to end their long wait for a top flight title and be crowned Premier League champions this season.Once the superforce of English and European football, the Reds haven’t won a league title since 1990.They have come agonisingly close twice over the last decade, most notably when they finished just two points behind winners Manchester City in the 2013–14 campaign under Brendan Rodgers.But, after a big-spending summer and a brilliant start to the season – beating West Ham 4-0 in their opening game – Redknapp believes the Anfield giants will go toe-to-toe with Pep Guardiola’s defending champions for the title this term.“I fancy Liverpool this year,” the former Tottenham manager told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“I like the look of them. I think they will run Manchester City very close. 2 2last_img read more

Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea set a new record at the weekend

first_img shining ADVICE Scholes believes Liverpool will be their nearest challengers, but says the strength in depth available to Pep Guardiola is the reason his team are candidates to emulate the Gunners.“I think Liverpool will probably be the closest, but I just think [City] are that good, they are in control,” he added.“You look at the bench as well [in the Manchester derby]. [Gabriel] Jesus, not brought on, a brilliant centre-forward, [Ilkay] Gundogan, they bring on, scores a goal. They’ve just got quality in every position.“I think if they are at it every game, they won’t lose a game.” NEW RECORD 🙌This is the first time in English top-flight history that 3 clubs have remained unbeaten in their opening 12 games of the season (Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea) pic.twitter.com/BXkUeL3H0c— Premier League (@premierleague) November 11, 2018Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, became the first manager not to lose in his opening 12 matches in the competition.However, in terms of top spot, former Man United midfielder Paul Scholes can’t see beyond City and is even backing them to remain unbeaten for the entire season like Arsenal did in the 2003/04 campaign.“The more you look at the City team, I don’t see where they’re going to get beat,” he said. 1. Man City: WWDWWWWDWWWW (32 points)2. Liverpool: WWWWWWDDWWDW (30 points)3. Chelsea: WWWWWDDWDWWD (28 points) Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Manchester City moved 12 points ahead of their neighbours Man United Next games:Man City: 24 Nov v West Ham (A)Liverpool: 24 Nov v Watford (A)Chelsea: 24 Nov v Spurs (A) Most Popular In Football Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED RANKED REPLY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED BEST OF Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 1 MONEY huge blow Premier League top three after 12 games Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea set a new record on the weekend.The Premier League trio held on to their unbeaten starts to make it the first time in English top-flight history that three teams have remained unbeaten in their opening 12 games of the season.League leaders City beat rivals Manchester United 3-1, Liverpool beat bottom of the table Fulham 2-0 and Chelsea drew 0-0 with Everton. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move last_img read more

Half-time: Chelsea 1 Hull 0

first_imgEden Hazard’s fine header put Chelsea on course for an eighth successive home Premier League victory.The Blues dominated the opening exchanges but created nothing until Hazard headed home Oscar’s inviting seventh-minute cross following some great work by John Mikel Obi.Mikel, who replaced the suspended Cesc Fabregas in midfield, won possession and then found Oscar on the left wing and the Brazilian’s centre was expertly guided in.But having gone ahead, Jose Mourinho’s league leaders failed to create many clear chances with their main threat coming from the ever-willing Branislav Ivanovic and the trickery and class of Hazard.Hull recovered from a shaky start and threatened on occasions, with Sone Aluko blasting their best opportunity over the bar from distance.Diego Costa was almost gifted a one-on-one chance after a defensive lapse, while Gary Cahill was cautioned for a clumsy challenge that stopped Aluko 30 yards from goal.Hazard, Ivanovic, John Terry and Willian all returned to the side after being rested for the midweek Champions League win over Sporting Lisbon.And Filipe Luis was preferred to Cesar Azpilicueta at left-back, while keeper Petr Cech made his first league start of the season as Thibaut Courtois has picked up a minor injury.Hull are looking or a first ever victory at Chelsea in their 21st appearance. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Benitez insists Newcastle man not distracted by Chelsea link

first_imgNewcastle boss Rafael Benitez says he has spoken to defender Jamaal Lascelles amid reported interest from Chelsea.Centre-back Lascelles, who is the Magpies’ club captain, has been linked with an £18m January move to Stamford Bridge following his impressive displays in the Championship this season.But Benitez insists Lascelles, who in 2014 was the subject of a bid from QPR when he was at Nottingham Forest, has not had his head turned by the reports.“I was talking with Jamaal this week because I read a lot of things in the press,” the Shields Gazette quotes ex-Chelsea boss Benitez as saying.“He is quite happy and training well. He is concentrating on playing football and that’s it.”Click here for the latest Chelsea transfer gossip See also:Loftus-Cheek having treatment for hamstring problem Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Evolution as Evil Illusion: How Darwinism Destroys Human Dignity with Illogic

first_imgWith dispassionate nonchalance, Darwinists continue to describe us as glorified apes, and justify every vice. The consequences are not only disastrous, but illogical.Teach children and young people they are evolved apes, and they will act like them. Doesn’t that seem intuitively obvious? Even if one believes it to be true, it would seem good policy to avoid saying it just for the societal consequences involved. But there’s an underlying fallacy to the belief: logically, it brings Darwin’s House of Cards crashing down. We begin by showing some of the things evolutionists have been saying recently about human origins and behavior.Go ahead; swear like a chimpanzee. There are no taboos in Darwinism, because anything goes. Should we teach this to young people? Without shock, outrage or shame, National Geographic calmly endorses swearing openly in an article, “Science Says Swearing Is Good For You.” Notice that it doesn’t say evolution says, or Darwin thought, or leftist materialism says this. It says “Science Says” swearing is good for you. And why is it good for you? Because apes do it. Just ask an evolutionary expert who wrote a book about the ‘science’ of bad language:Swearing is usually regarded as simply lazy language or an abusive lapse in civility. But as Emma Byrne shows in her book, Swearing Is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language, new research reveals that profanity has many positive virtues, from promoting trust and teamwork in the office to increasing our tolerance to pain.When National Geographic caught up with Byrne at her home in London, she explained why humans aren’t the only primates that can curse and why, though women are swearing more today than before, it is still regarded by many as “unfeminine.”Needless to say, human swearing often blasphemes the names of God and Jesus Christ. Byrne thinks nothing of that, comparing it to dung signalling in chimps that indicates ‘dirty’.Go ahead, cheat on your spouse, because jealousy evolved. The breakup of the family, spousal abuse, sexual harassment and unfaithfulness are some of the biggest problems facing society today. Well, here come the Darwinists to pour fuel on the fire. In “What the evolution of jealousy tells us about online infidelity” on The Conversation, Michael Dunn not only justifies it, but glorifies it, all on the basis of evolution:But is jealousy such a bad thing? Psychology professor David Buss compellingly argued that jealousy is a crucial emotion which evolved to help protect against relationship termination. According to Buss, jealousy motivates behaviour to either ensure sexual exclusivity, or to protect offspring against the loss of vital requirements, such as food, and against inclement weather and predators. These would have been critical prerequisites for the survival of our children during our evolutionary past.He calls jealousy “the green eyed monster” in the end, but no amount of backtracking can undo what he said. Readers might actually feel more prone to be unfaithful and cheat, if evolution invented jealousy for good.Image credit: Illustra MediaSelf-control is a chimpy thing. To have self-control, one must first have a sense of self. Two Darwin Party hacks at Georgia State, according to Phys.org, studied experiments on chimpanzees testing the ability to delay gratification. Some chimps can “learn” to hold off for a bigger reward. That’s interesting, but the Darwin guys apply this to all animal life, making self-control merely an evolved behavior and a function of animal intelligence:“The fact that this link between self-control and intelligence exists in species other than humans may demonstrate an evolutionary basis for the role that willpower plays in general intelligence,” said Beran, lead author of the study. “Future research could clarify whether the relationship also exists in other primates and even non-primate species.”The Apostle Paul called self-control a fruit of the [Holy] Spirit (Galatians 5:22). That indicates something exceptional about the human ability (and need) to control impulses by acts of the will. It also indicates that humans need divine help to bear that kind of good fruit. Darwinians obliterate the distinction between human choice and the behavior of a chimpanzee learning to choose two marshmallows instead of one. This reduces self-control to nothing more than a form of moderated self-gratification that evolved in ape brains long, long ago.Climate change made you what you are. Evolutionary shamans at Columbia University weave a tale of how our ape-like ancestors came out of the trees due to climate change, making us what we are today. They call it “The path to our evolution” at Phys.org. No one dares call this a stupid idea, because Darwinism is sacrosanct to the ‘intelligentsia’ of our culture: the scientists, who alone have the right to explain where we came from. In order to put up an appearance of science, every Darwin Party shaman needs to present some relics. These two used mammal teeth in Africa as divination tools. “The study gives substantial evidence that many human characteristics—such as free-ranging diets, large brains, and running on two legs—emerged due to the spread of open grasslands, which was influenced by climate change.”Modern racist phrenology. If you thought phrenology and skull measurements to determine which races were superior went out of style at the turn of the 20th century, look at Mark Aldenderfer’s article in Science Magazine, America’s premiere science journal. In “Shaping of human brains and behavior,” he preaches that the mere shape of skulls led to what we are.Although brain size at 300,000 years ago falls within the range of that of modern humans, more globular brains only emerged around 40,000 years ago. Combined with evidence from ancient DNA that indicates the fixing of genes critical to early brain development at the origin of the H. sapiens lineage, these findings support models of a more gradual appearance of behavioral modernity.Dr Bergman’s book explains the rise of eugenics from Britain to America to Nazi GermanyWhat does this imply about the humans with less globular brains? Even if they had just as much brain matter, they just were out of it, dude. They weren’t “in” like white Europeans. For a truly disturbing account of the history of Darwinian racism all the way up to the present, including the racist views of David Duke, who turned from religion to Darwinian evolution based on what leading scientists said about differing intelligence in the so-called races, read Jerry Bergman’s well-documented and jarring book, The Darwin Effect.Another recent book, Contested Bones by Rupe and Sanford, debunks the notion that skull shape or brain capacity have anything to do with intelligence or race. The capacity for fitting normal human intelligence and behavior into skulls of different shapes and sizes can be seen in many modern examples. According to Scientific American, the great French writer Anatole France had a brain capacity only 2/3 normal—right in the midrange for so-called ‘Homo erectus‘ (a hodgepodge grouping if there ever was one, as Rupe and Sanford document). Miniature humans can be just as smart as giants, despite having tiny skulls proportional to their short bodies. And some people do just fine with whole sections of their brains missing from developmental disorders or accidents. Only evolutionists are passionately consumed with linking intelligence to brain size and shape, and they’ve been doing it ever since Darwin.Language, just another ape behavior. The habit of Darwinians to claim that language evolved by natural selection from ape gestures is old news. For a recent example, see “Speech, stone tool-making and the evolution of language” by three Darwin Party primates writing in PLoS One. Same theme, new variation:For example, gestural language may have evolved to enable tool-making in earlier hominins, while speech may have later emerged as a response to increased trade and more complex inter- and intra-group interactions in Middle Pleistocene ancestors of Neanderthals and Homo sapiens; or gesture and speech may have evolved in parallel rather than in sequence.This gesture may be a carry-over from the old ape sign language, ‘On the one hand this, on the other hand that, and on the one foot something else.’ Notice that evolved and emerged are used as synonyms in the storytelling game.IQ Test: Why This Is All BunkThe great Christian apologist C. S. Lewis often used the “argument from reason” to pull the rug out from evolution and expose its irrationality. One of the clearest, most incontrovertible explications of this argument can be found in his essay, “The Funeral of a Great Myth” (Christian Reflections, p. 111), written around 1945. The “myth” to which he refers is scientism, the picture of reality assumed by modernists who ascribe everything to natural causes. Basically, he’s talking about evolutionists like those writing in the above articles. What Lewis said over 70 years ago is still pertinent today, because reason is still pertinent to all humans, at all times and places. Here’s Lewis:To reach the positions held by the real scientists — which are then taken over by the Myth —you must — in fact, treat reason as an absolute. But at the same time the Myth asks me to believe that reason is simply the unforeseen and unintended by-product of a mindless process at one stage of its endless and aimless becoming. The content of the Myth thus knocks from under me the only ground on which I could possibly believe the Myth to be true. If my own mind is a product of the irrational — if what seem my clearest reasonings are only the way in which a creature conditioned as I am is bound to feel — how shall I trust my mind when it tells me about Evolution? They say in effect ‘I will prove that what you call a proof is only the result of mental habits which result from heredity which results from bio-chemistry which results from physics.’ But this is the same as saying: ‘I will prove that proofs are irrational’: more succinctly, ‘I will prove that there are no proofs’. The fact that some people of scientific education cannot by any effort be taught to see the difficulty, confirms one’s suspicion that we here touch a radical disease in their whole style of thought. But the man who does see it, is compelled to reject as mythical the cosmology in which most of us were brought up. That it has embedded in it many true particulars I do not doubt: but in its entirety, it simply will not do. Whatever the real universe may turn out to be, it can’t be like that.You may now ignore everything the evolutionists said in the above articles and scientific papers about the origins of human mental powers and behaviors. The IQ Test is understanding why.This quote by Lewis (which, by the way, demonstrates that he was an anti-Darwinist) is worth reading, re-reading, memorizing, and printing out on slips of paper to give to evolutionists and the angry atheists on Twitter and Facebook who spread their vile hatred against God and creationists. Chances are, like Lewis said, and from my own experience, they won’t ‘get’ it. No matter how many times I try to get atheists to see this fundamental flaw in their worldview, they either cannot, or will not, understand the argument. Their minds have constructed an impenetrable shell around their belief in evolution that deflects every cruise missile capable of blowing it to bits. They won’t listen to the argument or even try to understand it. Instead, they sidestep it and do what they prefer doing: shouting out a blast of hot air that responds automatically, “Evolution is a fact!” and “God didn’t do it!” Still, it’s worth a try. It has worked to soften the hardpan in some atheist brains who do see the problem, including Thomas Nagel and others. For the wise and humble, once you ‘get’ Lewis’s argument from reason, it acts like a strong vaccine to forever inoculate you against the tricks of the Darwinian Mythmakers. “Whatever the real universe may turn out to be, it can’t be like that.” And once that realization is internalized, the whole origins debate changes. One must then construct a worldview that starts with absolute reason. Atheistic evolution isn’t one of the contenders.Exercise: Write Lewis’s argument in your own words. Make it your own that you can explain to your peers in ordinary speech. Try it on various people to see if they understand it. Evaluate the comeback arguments of evolutionists, if any, and practice your responses. Hint: if they try to use reason against you, they undermine their own belief that reason evolved, because any argument against the argument from reason is necessarily self-refuting. (Visited 745 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast November 19, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Moisture held on better than expected yesterday out of a frontal boundary that looked like it wanted to fall apart before it got here in our forecast last Friday. Unfortunately, we still have some moisture around today over southern Ohio, with another few hundredths to half an inch of liquid possible from I-70 southward. However, the moisture will be trying to move away off to the east and south through the day. We just are not sure it can be completely gone before mid afternoon. Northern parts of the state see some clouds holding, but those will be trying to break up too. Clouds are likely more of an issue today than tomorrow, as we should start toe see better sunshine emerge as we go forward. Tomorrow there can be some lake effect cloud cover in northern Ohio, but generally we expect a little more sun than today.Mostly sunny and dry for Wednesday and Thursday (Thanksgiving Day). Temps will move slightly higher on Wednesday but should start to move up faster on Thanksgiving. We keep dry weather around for Black Friday too, but clouds will be on the increase there. We have not major travel problems expected for Thanksgiving due to weather.Rain arrives closer to or even a little after midnight Friday night and continues through Saturday. Rain totals will run from .05”-.5” with coverage at 100% of the state. Rains of .25”-.5” will mostly be from I-70 southward, while northern Ohio will be more from a few hundredths to .25” All action is done by midnight Saturday night. We will be dry for a large part of Sunday.Rain is back by Monday afternoon and precipitation holds on all the way through the end of next Tuesday. Rains to start Monday afternoon, Monday night and early Tuesday will bring up to .6” of liquid to 90% of the state. Then, as cold air barrels in through the balance of Tuesday, rain changes to snow, especially in northern Ohio, where we can see a coating to an inch or two out of another .25” of moisture at least. All told, for the entire event, we expect liquid equivalent precipitation to range from .2”-1” with coverage at 100% of the state. This system will also bring a significant colder push, taking temps back to below normal levels statewide. Light snow can continue off and on through next Wednesday morning from US 30 northward. The map at right shows potential combined precipitation (liquid equivalent) for the next 10 days, with the largest part of this coming Friday night in to Saturday and then the first half or next week.The extended forecast period is tough to get a handle on this morning. The cold air pattern that emerges after the system early next week would be supportive of more “clipper-like” systems. The track of these favors the upper Midwest and Great Lakes, rather than the full ECB including all of Ohio. However, models are not in much agreement either. For now, we are going to allow for moisture off and on in NW Ohio next Wednesday the 28th, as mentioned above, but are taking moisture out for the 29th. A chance of snow moves over the northern half of Ohio for Saturday December 1st but is not well organized. Right now, the pattern looks to dry to us, so we expect some strengthening of that system to start December, and it may turn into a bigger even for the 2nd and 3rd. For now, though we are just going to watch it. Temps through the 11-16 day period will be below normal.last_img read more

Indian diaspora growing

first_imgThe growing role of overseas Indians in governance in their adopted homelands raises an interesting question when it comes to the world’s most powerful nation: Can an ethnic Indian be elected the next, or future, president of the United States?On his last day at the White House a year ago, president Barack Obama — although his strong endorsement failed to get Hillary Clinton elected as the first woman president — somewhat prophetically said his country could elect “not just a woman president, but could also see a Latino president, a Jewish president and a Hindu president in the future.”In a broad sense, Indian-American Nikki Haley fits in. Michael Wolff, the author of Fast & Fury: Inside the Trump White House, said she considered herself worthy of the post and that her colleagues thought she was “ambitious and smarter than Donald Trump”.Read it at NST Related Itemslast_img read more