18 named storms predicted for 2013 hurricane season

first_img Share 18 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Hurricane Forecasters; Dr. William Gray (left) and Dr. Phillip KlotzbachEighteen named storms have been forecasted for the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season by hurricane forecaster and professor emeritus Dr William Gray and Dr Phillip Klotzbach.Out of the 18 named storms, 9 are expected to be hurricanes with 4 being major hurricanes of categories 3, 4, or 5.Speaking at the 2013 National Hurricane Conference which concluded in New Orleans, Louisiana late last month, Dr. Gray indicated that conditions in the tropics look favourable for an above average season of tropical activity. “The only thing I can see that can stop it”, Dr Gray said, “is if an El Nino develops for this year, and we don’t think that will happen”. An average session calls for 12 named storms of which 6 will become hurricanes with 3 intense hurricanes of categories 3, 4 or 5.“We anticipate that the 2013 Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season will have enhanced activity compared with the 1981-2010 Climatology, the team said further in their April 10th forecast.“This April’s forecast is based on a statistical methodology derived from 29 years of past data,” the team added.“We anticipate an above average probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the U. S Coastline and in the Caribbean, and remind coastline residents that it only takes one hurricane making landfall to make it an active season for them”.Coastal residents are being reminded that they need to prepare the same every season regardless of how much or how little activity is predicted. Dominicans are asked to take note and begin preparatory activities immediately.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share Tweet LocalNews 18 named storms predicted for 2013 hurricane season by: – April 11, 2013last_img read more

London 2012: Ghana Olympic Committee Prez sure of medals

first_imgPresident of Ghana Olympic Committee, Prof. Francis Dodoo says Team Ghana will come home with medals.The GOC President told Asempa Sports on Thursday after the meeting with Ghana’s High Commissioner to the UK.He explained that the athletes are well motivated to do mother Ghana proud and also believes Team Ghana is being represented by some of the best athletes in the world.According to him, the athletes know the importance of winning medals at the Olympics and its impact on their careers.He stated I am 75% sure that these athletes will not come home empty handed, they will definitely bring medals.The President of Ghana Olympic Committee however on a cautious note said we should not put unnecessary pressure on the athletes for them to choke at the Games but on the contrary give them massive support. “All the athletes need is massive support in these trying moments for them to put up their best performances and trust me if that is done Ghana will at least win three medals in the Boxing event, he added.Chef de Mission, Nii Adotey Din Barimah 1 corroborated the GOC President’s optimism.In a related development, Clement Ike Quartey, Silver Medalist at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome has joined the camp of the Black Bombers to lend his experience to the young boxers.The Olympian told Asempa Sports that Ghana’s inability to win medals at the Olympics since 1972 is due to the lack of attention given to Amateur Boxing in Ghana but is however hopeful good tidings at this year’s event.last_img read more

Hantuchova takes Pattaya Open 2011 crown

first_imgThe first set was over quickly as Hantuchova expertly attacked her opponent’s serve and did not give Errani any opportunity to play her game.Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia holds the trophy after winning her final match over Sara Errani of Italy in the PTT Pattaya Open tennis tournament in Pattaya, Sunday, Feb. 13. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)The Italian finally got on the scoreboard in the opening game of the 2nd set, however any hopes she had of a comeback were quickly snuffed out by Hantuchova, who held serve and then broke her opponent to take a 2–1 lead.  Errani did win one more game to make it 5–2, but once again Hantuchova stepped up her game and served out to take the match and the Pattaya title on her first visit to the beachside venue.“It was a great match,” the 32nd-ranked Hantuchova said.  “I didn’t lose a set five matches in a row which is good news.  It shows that I’m really focused and physically and mentally strong in this kind of condition.“Today I knew it was going to be tough,” continued the new champion.  “But I stayed focused and played point by point, not giving anything away, trying to get the job done.  I was really hungry for another title.”Sara Errani returned to take part in the doubles final with her friend and compatriot Roberta Vinci, their opponents were Zheng Jie and Sun Shengnan from China.  It was the Chinese pair who won the opening set of the match by 6–3.  In the 2nd set the match went with serve until the eighth game when the Italian pair broke their opponents to lead 5–3 and duly served out the set.  The super tie-break was won by Vinci and Errani 10–5 and was some consolation for the Italian’s loss in the singles final.  (Source Pentangle Promotions)The doubles champions and runners-up pose with their trophies.Daniela Hantuchova, right, poses with Dusit Thani Pattaya General Manager Chatchawal Supachayanont following her straight sets win over Sara Errani of Italy.Hantuchova serves to Errani during the first set.Errani scrambles to chase down a cross court forehand from Hantuchova. Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia secured her first WTA title since 2007, cruising to a convincing 6–0, 6–2 victory over Sara Errani of Italy in just one hour and 16 minutes on Sunday afternoon at the Dusit Thani Pattaya.  She did it on the back of a power game which had her opponent running from side to side of the court and despite some deft touches from Errani, she was unable to gain a foothold into the match.last_img read more

Thatcher’s Monday Pool League

first_imgBlack Moonies6204484266 Diva Sports Bar64024941812 Thirsty Beaver650156342215 Retox Outback Bar64024644212 Honeybees62044050-106 Results & Standings Feb. 12 (week 6) TeamPWDLFA+/-Pts. Results: Black Moonies 7 – 8 Honeypot, Diva Devils 10 – 5 Leks Bar, Full Moon 4 – 11 Diva Sports Bar, GB Retox Outback Bar 4 – 11 Moonies Kitchen, Honeybees 9 – 6 Khao Noi Sports, Thirsty Beaver 11 – 4 Pride Pride63034248-69 Full Moon61053753-163 Moonies Kitchen650154361815 Leks Bar61053753-163 Khao Noi Sports63034248-69 Honeypot63034446-29 Diva Devils6303454509last_img read more

Parker edges a close one

first_imgRichi Hurley is just back from a trip home to England and hadn’t played golf for a few months but it hasn’t affected his golf and he came third with a very steady thirty seven points.  Paul Pavloff took the fourth and last podium place today with thirty five points.  There were no ‘2’s today.1st Allan Parker (9) 39pts2nd Russell Gilroy (17) 39pts3rd Richi Hurley (7) 37pts4th Paul Pavloff (5) 35ptsTuesday, August 30, Mt. Shadow – StablefordWe hadn’t been to Mountain Shadow for a long time as the course had been in very poor condition the last time we played it.  However today it was almost up to its usual standard except for the greens being much slower than before, which seemed to have caught out a lot of our group and there were many three putts today.Again we were joined by our friends from the PFGS and one of their members took the top spot today.  Craig Hitchens was the man who came out on top of what was a day of bad scoring and won with thirty five points.  Frank McGowan took the second place with thirty points and a very surprised Russell Gilroy found that he had taken the third spot with twenty seven points.Once again we had no ‘2’s today.1st Craig Hitchens (14) 35pts2nd Frank McGowan (18) 30pts3rd Russell Gilroy (17) 27ptsThursday, Sept. 1, Burapha – StablefordWe decided to play two flights today here at Burapha, off the blue and white tees to make it enjoyable for everyone.  Again the course was deserted except for ourselves and it was another very fast round of golf.Craig Hitchens.Jon Batty took the honors in the blue flight and won with thirty five points.  Lyle Blaw has just returned for another visit and he came second with thirty.In the white flight Rod Crosswell was playing his first ever game with us and started in style by being a very clear winner with an excellent thirty nine points.  Russell Gilroy was five points behind Rod but he still got the second place with thirty four.  Rodney Nabbe also had thirty four but he lost the count back to Russell and had to settle for the third and last place and once again today we had no ‘2’s.Blue Flight1st Jon Batty (8) 35pts2nd Lyle Blaw (11) 30ptsWhite Flight1st Rod Crosswell (15) 39pts2nd Russell Gilroy (16) 34pts3rd Rod Nabbe (13) 34ptsNote: The Tara Court Golf Group play every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, leaving O’Gara’s Bar and Restaurant in the Tara Court on Pratamnak Rd. around 10.00 a.m.  Sign up either in O’Gara’s or ring Joe on 089 249 1364. IPGC Golf from the Tara Court Golf SocietySunday, August 28, Green Valley – StablefordOn the way out here today it was looking very much like rain but by the time we got to the course it had cleared up and turned out to be another beautiful day for golf.  We got round in what was probably a record time for golf on a Sunday and completed our round in three hours and fifteen minutes.  Low season is definitely better for golf!Allan Parker.Again the same consistent golfers battled it out for the top spot today with thirty nine points each, two better than last Sunday and again Allan Parker won the count back which went down to the last six holes.  For the second week in a row Russell Gilroy had to settle for the second place.  Both of these players having been playing great golf for the past few weeks.last_img read more

Fresh fruit and vegies aplenty

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS IF IT’S handmade or home-grown, expect that it’ll be found at the Cockatoo Country Market. A number…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img