Flash Flood Warning Extended

first_imgPress Release – The Meteorological Service has extended:• The Flash Flood Warning for low-lying and flood-prone areas of all parishes.• Effective until 5:00 a.m. tomorrow.• The persistent Trough across Jamaica and the western Caribbean is still producing unstable weather conditions across the island. Satellite imagery and recorded rainfall data indicate that light to moderate, and at times heavy showers and thunderstorms affected most parishes today.• The forecast is for scattered showers and thunderstorms, which could be heavy at times, to continue affecting sections of most parishes tonight, with a gradual reduction in rainfall activity Tuesday into Wednesday. Flash flooding is therefore possible over low-lying and flood-prone areas of the island.• A FLASH FLOOD WARNING means flooding has been reported or will occur shortly. Motorists and pedestrians should not attempt to cross flooded roadways or other low-lying areas as strong currents are likely. Residents in low-lying areas should be on the alert for rising waters and be ready to move quickly to higher ground.The Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the situation.last_img read more

BAHAMAS Visiting Baptist Convention Presidents Grandson Spends a Few Moments with PM

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 29, 2019 – Nassau – Baby – Seth Moore of Detroit Michigan — Grandson of Dr. James C. Perkins, President of the visiting Progressive National Baptist Convention (PNBC) — enjoys spending time with Prime Minister Minnis at the Convention’s Mid-Winter Meeting at Melia, January 25, 2018.(Photos/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media Services) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

Academic group says its time for researches to begin sharing source code

first_img Explore further Symantec urges users to disable pcAnywhere The group argues that because computer programs are now an integral part of research in almost every scientific field, it has become critical that researchers provide the source code for custom written applications in order for work to be peer reviewed or duplicated by other researchers attempting to verify results.Not providing source code, they say, is now akin to withholding parts of the procedural process, which results in a “black box” approach to science, which is of course, not tolerated in virtually every other area of research in which results are published. It’s difficult to imagine any other realm of scientific research getting such a pass and the fact that code is not published in an open source forum detracts from the credibility of any study upon which it is based. Articles based on computer simulations, for example, such as many of those written about astrophysics or environmental predictions, tend to become meaningless when they are offered without also offering the source code of the simulations on which they are based.The team acknowledges that many researchers are clearly reticent to reveal code that they feel is amateurish due to computer programming not being their profession and that some code may have commercial value, but suggest that such reasons should no longer be considered sufficient for withholding such code. They suggest that forcing researchers to reveal their code would likely result in cleaner more portable code and that open-source licensing could be made available for proprietary code. They also point out that many researchers use public funds to conduct their research and suggest that entities that provide such funds should require that source code created as part of any research effort be made public, as is the case with other resource materials.The group also points out that the use of computer code, both off the shelf and custom written will likely become ever more present in research endeavors, and thus as time passes, it becomes ever more crucial that such code is made available when results are published, otherwise, the very nature of peer review and reproducibility will cease to have meaning in the scientific context. Citation: Academic group says it’s time for researches to begin sharing source code (2012, April 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-04-academic-group-source-code.html More information: Shining Light into Black Boxes, Science 13 April 2012: Vol. 336 no. 6078 pp. 159-160 DOI: 10.1126/science.1218263AbstractThe publication and open exchange of knowledge and material form the backbone of scientific progress and reproducibility and are obligatory for publicly funded research. Despite increasing reliance on computing in every domain of scientific endeavor, the computer source code critical to understanding and evaluating computer programs is commonly withheld, effectively rendering these programs “black boxes” in the research work flow. Exempting from basic publication and disclosure standards such a ubiquitous category of research tool carries substantial negative consequences. Eliminating this disparity will require concerted policy action by funding agencies and journal publishers, as well as changes in the way research institutions receiving public funds manage their intellectual property (IP). Journal information: Science © 2012 Phys.Org (Phys.org) — A diverse group of academic research scientists from across the U.S. have written a policy paper which has been published in the journal Science, suggesting that the time has come for all science journals to begin requiring computer source code be made available as a condition of publication. Currently, they say, only three of the top twenty journals do so. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Grooving to Aussie beats

first_imgProgressive rock music fans in India are in for a treat as Australian hard-rock band Karnivool began a three-city back to back tour, playing in Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata. They started their musical tour with the first Edition of Lockdown Festival in Gurgaon, on January 9, the band is set to perform at Saarang 2015, the cultural festival of Indian Institute of Technology Madras on January 10. The band will wrap up their whirlwind tour at The Festival in Kolkata on January 11. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Garnering appreciation from giant music magazines like Rolling Stone, Billboard Magazine, Kerrang! and Rocksound, Karnivool debuted with their acclaimed debut album Themata (2005), closely followed by ground breaking Sound Awake (2009). Their third album Asymmetry (2013), believed to be brazen and introspective belied expectation, establishing Karnivool as one of the most vital forces in progressive modern music.This album went straight to number one in the Australian charts, winning an ARIA three months later and achieving gold status. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe band members- Ian Kenny on vocals, Drew Goddard and Mark Hosking on guitar, Jon Stockman on bass, and Steve Judd on drum have toured globally since the release and are very excited to be returning to India with their incredible, multiple award winning live show for a third time. The band has appeared at major festivals such as The Big Day Out (Australia), Sonisphere UK, France), Download (UK), SXSW (US) and Rock AM Ring/Rock Im Park (Germany). Karnivool had last toured India in 2012-13 as part of Oz Festival – the biggest Australian cultural festival ever staged in India. The tour, supported by the Australian Government was presented by Australia’s contemporary music export initiatives ‘Sounds Australia’ and ‘Stage Mothers’.last_img read more