Bahamas meteorologist featured on PBS NOVA special TONIGHT

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNASSAU, Bahamas – October 31, 2017 – The Bahamas’ own, Wayne Neely and his work chronicling the biggest, baddest hurricane to have hit The Bahamas and the region will be featured on the PBS NOVA series, ‘Killer Hurricanes’ and the series debuts on Wednesday November 1.The Great Hurricane of 1780 –  The Story of the Greatest and Deadliest Hurricane of the Caribbean and the Americas is the title of Neely’s book; it is a best seller.  The forecaster with the Bahamas Department of Meteorology is also an historian and told media that the real concentration will be the Great Hurricane of 1780, which remains the deadliest hurricane in North Atlantic hurricane history with 22,000 people killed — most of them slaves — in the Caribbean.Again you can find Killer Hurricanes on PBS NOVA tomorrow, November 1 at 9pm. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#author, #greathurricaneof1780, #hurricanes, #wayneneelylast_img read more

PM violates electoral code EC remains silent BNP

first_imgLogo of BNPBNP on Thursday alleged that prime minister Sheikh Hasina has violated the election code of conduct by holding a meeting with her party’s 4,500 nomination seekers at her official residence Ganabhaban, reports UNB.Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Naya Paltan central office, party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi criticised the election commission (EC) for what he said playing a silent role over the matter.”The prime minister’s meeting with Awami League’s nomination seekers at Ganabhaban is a clear violation of section 14 (2) of the election code of conduct,” he said.The BNP leader further said, “The chief election commissioner is silent over such unlawful party activities at a state establishment spending public money.”He alleged that though the vehicle movement came to a halt on the roads in the areas adjacent to Ganabhaban on Wednesday due to gathering of Awami League leaders and activists, law enforcers did not take any action against them.Rizvi alleged that the law enforcers are acting as per the directives of the ruling party.He said the ruling party leaders and activists got huge legal and illegal arms over the last 10 years.Though the election schedule is announced, the BNP leader said, the commission is yet to issue any order to deposit arms to the authorities concerned as it wants to hold a ‘voter-less violent’ election.He alleged that the election commission is working to keep the field level for a particular party.Rizvi said people believe that police attacked their party leaders and activists and wounded them with bullets in front of their office on Wednesday at the behest of ruling party general secretary Obaidul Quader.He alleged the clash ensued after police ran their vehicle over their leaders and activists. “We want to know from the commission how come police ran their vehicle on people.”last_img read more

The first release candidate of Rails 600 is now out

first_imgThe first release candidate for Rails 6.0.0 was out yesterday. Rails 6.0.0 rc1 is the polished version of all the previous beta releases. Main features include Action Mailbox, Action Text, multiple database support, parallel testing, and Webpacker handling JavaScript by default. The latest  beta release, Rails 6.0.0.beta3 was released last month. In early January, the first release of Rails 6 was announced. Two new major frameworks are added in Rails 6.0 called Action Mailbox and Action Text. There are also two scalable upgrades in the form of multiple database support and parallel testing. Action Mailbox guides incoming emails to controller-like mailboxes in order for processing to take place in Rails. Action Text brings rich text and enables editing such files in Rails. Though the team at Rails couldn’t meet their aspirational release schedule, they did manage to include around 1000 commits in Rails 6.0.0 rc1. The crew at The Pragmatic Programmers, particularly Sam Ruby, David Bryant Copeland have also come up with beta of Agile Web Development with Rails 6  to coincide with the release of rc1. For more information on the release, check out their official announcement. Read Next GitLab considers moving to a single Rails codebase by combining the two existing repositories Uber releases AresDB, a new GPU-powered real-time Analytics Engine Niantic, of the Pokemon Go fame, releases a preview of its AR platformlast_img read more

PEOPLE Calgary agent wins dream trip to Kenya

first_img Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by [PEOPLE] Calgary agent wins dream trip to Kenya Tags: Kenya, Peoplecenter_img Share TORONTO — Tracey Zipp from AMA Travel has won a dream trip to Kenya, courtesy of the Kenya Tourism Board. Zipp was drawn as the winner of Travelweek’s Live the Dream contest that ran earlier this year.As the winner, Zipp has received a safari in Kenya that includes roundtrip, economy-class air transportation, two nights in Nairobi, one night in Amboseli, two nights in Laikipia, two nights in Maasai Mara, private meet-and-greet service at Nairobi Airport and services of a professional driver/guide throughout.The contest ran in August and September to accompany the Kenya Tourism Board’s newest supplement that came out on Aug. 18. It can be found at travelweek.ca/media/digital-editions.For more agent contests, go to travelweek.ca/contests. Wednesday, November 16, 2016 last_img read more