WEATHER: Weak unstable conditions are affecting the area

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share Sharecenter_img 320 Views   no discussions LocalNews WEATHER: Weak unstable conditions are affecting the area by: – March 9, 2017 The Weather Outlook for Dominica and the Lesser Antilles, valid from 6:00 AM on Thursday, March 9, 2017 issued by the Dominica Meteorological Service indicates that weak unstable conditions are affecting the country.The advisory issued is as follows;Weak unstable conditions generated by a dissipating frontal boundary are expected to continue to produce an increase in cloudiness and shower activity across the area into the weekend. Persons in areas prone to flooding, landslides and falling rocks are advised to exercise caution. Rough seas are expected during the next 24 to 48 hours peaking near 12.0 feet in northerly swells. A Small Craft Warning and a High Surf Advisory remains in effect for above normal seas and brisk winds. All users of the sea, particularly on the western, northern and eastern coast, are advised to exercise extreme caution.Forecast for Today and Tonight is mostly cloudy to overcast at times and windy with scattered showers.Wind: North easterly to East north easterly @ 20 to 50 km/h .Sea Conditions: Rough in open water.Waves: 3.0 to 3.5 meters or 10.0 to 12.0 feet.Warning/Advisory: A Small Craft Warning and a High Surf Advisory remains in effect for above normal seas and brisk wind.Sunrise: 6:17 AMSunset: 6:15 PMLow Tide: 6:49 AM and 8:05 PMHigh Tide: 1:43 AM and 1:23 PMMeanwhile, a low pressure system anchored in the north-central Atlantic has been generating large swells which are propagating southwards into the Lesser Antilles. Northerly to north-easterly swells of 3.0 to 4.0m (10 to 13 ft.) will start to affect the coastal waters around Dominica, particularly on the west, north and eastern side of the island tonight. This activity is expected to persist for the remainder of the week and may become even more adverse at times of high tide.As a consequence, a HIGH-SURF ADVISORY and SMALL-CRAFT WARNING will be in effect for Dominica from 12:00 noon today, Tuesday 7th March through 6:00 p.m. Saturday 11th March, 2017.Large waves and dangerous rip-currents can be expected mainly along the west, north, and east coasts of Dominica, which will create unsafe conditions for small-craft operators. Sea-bathers and other users of the sea are also advised to stay out of the water.A small-craft Warning means in this case that mean wind-speeds of 25 to 33 knots (47 to 62 km/h) and/or seas equal to or greater than 3m (10ft) will be affecting the marine area.A High-Surf Advisory is issued when breaking wave action poses a threat to life and property within the surf zone. This Advisory and Warning will be in effect until 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 11th March, 2017.last_img read more

UWF Athletics Hall of Fame Profile: Pat Cannon

first_imgUWF Athletics Hall of Fame Profile: Pat Cannon Share PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will induct its Hall of Fame class of 2010-11 on Friday, Feb. 18, and leading up to that day each of the five inductees will be highlighted at  The third inductee of the UWF Athletics Hall of Fame class of 2010-11 is former men’s soccer player Pat Cannon.Cannon was a key ingredient for the UWF men’s soccer team and its early success in the Gulf South Conference. The center midfielder was a member of the first two GSC championship teams at UWF in 1998 and 2001. He was a three-time All-GSC first team selection, one of just 10 players in league history to earn that honor, and in the summer of 2010 he was named to the GSC All-Time Team.Cannon was also a two-time All-South Region selection, highlighted by a first team nod as a senior in 2001. In his senior season, he was also the Most Outstanding Player at the GSC Tournament, leading the Argos to their second conference title.The midfielder scored 19 goals with 25 assists and 63 points in his four years, and he still stands as the program’s all-time leader in assists. Cannon also ranks second in the GSC and holds the UWF record for assists in a game with four against Ouachita Baptist in 2000.Cannon currently works for Environmental Resource Solutions, Inc. as an environmental scientist. He is also employed as the U-18 coach and director of coaching for the First Coast Soccer Association in Jacksonville, Fla.. Pat is married to Jenny Roberts Cannon, who played for the UWF women’s soccer team in 2001 and 2002.–The hall of fame festivities, presented by Pen Air Federal Credit Union, will begin on Friday, Feb. 18 with a fundraiser golf tournament at Scenic Hills Country Club.  That night, the induction ceremonies will begin with a social hour at Scenic Hills at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner and program at 7 p.m.  The following day, the inductees will be introduced at the UWF men’s basketball game against Lambuth.For information on all UWF Athletics, visit Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Saints reigns supreme at Marian Academy Scholastic Chess Club Competition

first_imgSt. Stanislaus College A Team emerged champions at last weekend’s Marian Academy Scholastic Chess Club competition held at the school’s auditorium, a release from the organisers stated. According to the release, St. Stanislaus College Team A, comprising top juniors Jaden Taylor, Ghansham Allijohn, Jarrell Troyer and young female sensation Chelsea Juma, was the only team to play undefeated while their B Team, with players such as Kristoff Persaud, Savir Gokul, John Wong and Hitesh Deonarine finished fourth.Even though the Brickdam-based school won the competition, the team of the tournament was Queen’s College’s A Team consisting of Natesh Baijor, Rajiv Lee, Jamal Thomas and Diego Barrnet.Led by rising star Rajiv Lee, the team played very well to take second place. Lee, who finished on five points, performed well especially against the eventual, champions while the Queen’s College B Team finished fifth.Ethan Lee led Marian Academy Team A to third place while Odit Rodriguez surprisingly stepped up with some astonishing games in the first three rounds.Marian Academy Team B saw Roshawn Washington playing undefeated to gain five and one half points from his six games. The young and inexperienced School of the Nations team fought hard among the experienced opponents with good games coming from Joshua Khan and Shabaka Martin.In the Primary Schools Category it was all glory for Marian Academy. However, Tuschen Deaf Academy players Aleem Basser and Anaya Lall made sure their teams were in the limelight with some fighting victories over much higher rated players. Mae’s School – Primary Team was led by young Arysh Raghunauth and the Alli Brother’s Jibril and Kaiden. They finished in fourth place. The Individual Section for primary and secondary was won by hosts, Marian Academy with Ronan Lee winning the secondary section.Notable games came from Jacob Mc Donald of School of the Nations and Omar Shariff of Mae’s School in the Primary section.This event was hosted by Marian Academy with full support from the Wendell Meusa Chess Foundation. Special thanks to all the Head Teachers of Mae’s School, School of the Nations, Al Ghazali Islamic Academy, Tuschen Deaf Academy, Queen’s College, St Stanislaus College and Bishops’ High School. The next chess tournament will be held on November 2 at the Wendell Meusa Chess Foundation housed at the American University of Peace Studies Lot 135 Sheriff and Forth St. Campbellville, Georgetown. Interested persons can contact Meusa on 664-0124 for more information.last_img read more