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Tropical Depression Karl Lisa updates

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, September 21, 2016 – News item on Tropical Depression Karl and Lisa issued by the Bahamas Department of Meteorology Forecast office section, at 6 a.m, Wednesday, 21 September, 2016…..KARL is losing the battle against the hostile environment prevailing in the Tropical Atlantic…  At 5 a.m EDT, the center of Tropical Depression Karl was located near latitude 20.2 degrees North and longitude 57.6 degrees West or about 350 miles North-East of the Leeward Islands or about 945 miles South South-East of BermudaKARL is moving toward the West at 14 mph, but a West-North East to North-West motion at a slightly faster forward speed is expected through Thursday.  Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 35 mph with higher gusts.  Additional weakening is possible today, but some restrengthening is forecast to occur n a day or two.LISA is a little stronger…..At 5 a.m EDT, the center of Tropical Storm Lisa was located near latitude 17.5 North and longitude 32.2 West or about 550 miles West-North-West of the Cabo Verde islands. Lisa is moving toward the North-West at 9 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue over the next 48 hours.Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph with higher gusts.  Some additional strengthening is possible today, but steady weakening is expected to begin by Thursday.The next news item will be issued at noon. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Missouri assesses flood damage US South still imperiled

first_imgMissouri Governor Jay Nixon on Saturday toured communities ravaged by flooding that killed at least 31 people in several states and forced large-scale evacuations, as the danger of rising waters shifted to Arkansas and beyond.Nixon visited Eureka and Cape Girardeau in eastern Missouri, where floodwaters caused widespread damage, and announced the federal government had approved his request to declare an emergency to help with the massive cleanup and recovery now under way. Also Read – Nine hurt in accident at fireworks show in French resortThe governor described the scale of the flood damage as other worldly. “It’s almost as if you’re living on some other planet,” he said, standing near a growing pile of debris in a park in Eureka, about an hour’s drive west of St. Louis on the banks of the Meramec River, which flows into the Mississippi.“This is just a tiny fraction of the trail of destruction,” the governor told reporters. The National Weather Service reported Mississippi floodwaters in Illinois and Missouri began cresting and receding on Saturday after thousands of people had to be evacuated from their homes earlier in the week when the floods destroyed hundreds of structures. Retired Eureka homeowner Tracy Wolf, 58, spent the last three days trying to keep water away from the sides of his house with sandbags and out of his basement with vacuums. “Wednesday night it came in through the windows,” Wolf said. “We slept three hours the first night … I don’t even know what day it is.”last_img read more

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Google Could Be Your VC

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This story appears in the August 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. July 20, 2009 Google made its fortune going against the grain, so it comes as no surprise that in March, amid the worst economic downturn in recent history, the big brains in Mountain View, Calif., created a VC arm. Rich Miner, previously in charge of developing Google’s Android OS, and Bill Maris, founder of early web-hosting company Burlee.com, manage Google Ventures and want to invest up to $100 million in their first year. With their backgrounds, you can expect seed money to go to a heavy dose of software, hardware and internet startups, but Miner notes that they’ll be investing in clean technology and health-care companies as well. “Economically, times are tough, but great ideas come when they will,” wrote Miner on the company’s blog. “If anything, we think the current downturn is an ideal time to invest in nascent companies that have the chance to be the next big thing, and we’ll be working hard to find them.”So far, Google Ventures has invested in two companies: Pixazza, a Google AdSense-style technology that allows users to shop via photographs, and smart-grid metering service Silver Spring Networks. Both companies are based in Northern California, near Google HQ, but want to be seen as their own entities, out from under the shadow of the mothership. Silver Spring refused to comment on its relationship with Google, while Pixazza CEO Bob Lisbonne says that so far the relationship has been “exactly what we’d hoped for: not too much and not too little.” Lisbonne noted the spotty history of corporate software launches and praised Google for being supportive without micromanaging. “They’ve accommodated all of our requests and refrained from imposing on us in any way, shape or form,” he says. “We appreciate their vote of confidence.” With Pixazza outfitting images at a rate of one billion per year, it seems Google’s faith–and cash–are well placed. 2 min read Register Now »last_img read more