Weather radio

first_imgThis summer, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency completed an expansion of NOAA weather radio coverage in Georgia.In 1998, the state’s Task Force on Warning and Communication was founded. At the time, more than 20 counties were without NOAA radio coverage. Many others had only partial coverage, said Jonna Wheeler, special assistant to the director at GEMA.Since then, GEMA has partnered with the National Weather Service and received a federal grant to raise the number of NOAA transmitters from 12 to 31. Now, 98 percent of Georgia can get NOAA weather radio broadcasts.The challenge nowThe challenge now is to get people to use weather radios as a fixture in their homes, like a smoke detector.David Stooksbury, the state climatologist at the University of Georgia, says using a weather radio to be prepared for severe weather is more important now than ever.”Because of cable TV and the number of channels offered now, the likelihood that you’re going to be watching a local station that carries local warnings when a tornado hits is not very high,” Stooksbury said.”Also, in Georgia, we have a large number of tornados at night when people are usually not watching TV or listening to their radio,” he said. “They’re asleep.”Weather warning alarmThe weather radios being sold today have an alarm you can set to go off when a weather warning is issued. You can program some radios, too, to pick up only warnings for your county and those nearby.Radios with these features are sold in electronics shops, department stores and fishing and outdoor outfitters shops. They normally cost $30 to $100.You may want to get a radio to keep with you when you’re working outside, too. “It’s important to have one out in the field or on the tractor to give you an extra heads-up,” Stooksbury said.”It’ll give you a little more time to react,” he said, “so you’re not caught in the middle of a field during a tornado or lightning storm. That’s one place you don’t want to be.”For more on buying and programming a NOAA weather radio, visit GEMA’s Web site at www2.state.ga.us/GEMA/. Or see the National Weather Service at www.nws.noaa.gov/.last_img read more

4-H ice cream

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaIf you love cupcakes, ice cream and 4-H, you’ll want to try Blue Bell’s latest creation, Centennial Cupcake. While satisfying your sweet tooth, you’ll be supporting the national 4-H program.Blue Bell Creameries created Centennial Cupcake to honor 4-H’s 100 years of youth development programming. The treat includes cake batter ice cream, pieces of yellow cake, a chocolate icing swirl and four-leaf clover sprinkles. Centennial Cupcake is available in stores where Blue Bell products are sold. Look for the 4-H four-leaf clover and children in 4-H T-shirts on the label. A portion of the sales will go to 4-H to promote educational programs.”This is an exciting opportunity for Georgia communities to support 4-H and enjoy a great ice cream,” said Bo Ryles, Georgia 4-H state leader.last_img read more

Argentine Army Makes Large Drug Seizure

first_imgThe owner of the 260-hectare field, whose name wasn’t made public, doesn’t reside on the property, according to the Army. Argentine Army Soldiers were surprised to find more than 2,000 bales of marijuana wrapped in plastic bags on January 11, shortly after entering a cattle field in the town of Misión Tacaaglé in the Province of Formosa. The Army did not make any immediate arrests. The Military has launched an investigation to determine who owned the marijuana and whether it was trafficked into Argentina, according to Luis Benitez, a federal prosecutor. The Army’s dismantling of the camps occurred three days after it teamed with the Colombian Navy, Air Force and police officers to capture the alleged leader of the FARC’s Fifth Company of the Jacobo Arenas Column. General Luis Fernando Navarro, who leads Task Force Omega, said the FARC, which engages in drug trafficking to finance its terrorist activities, is releasing false information to distract the Army from pursuing the terrorist group in the department. The Colombian National Army on January 14 disputed a claim made by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) that the terrorist group killed eight Soldiers during a gun battle during the weekend of January 10-11 in the Department of Meta. Meanwhile, Troops from the Army’s Mobile Brigade No. 26 on January 14 destroyed two FARC camps in the municipality of Montañita, Department of Caquetá, as part of Operation Sword of Honor III. Military officials suspected the FARC’s 15th José Ignacio Mora Front were using the camps. Soldiers disarmed an explosive devise at one of the sites. The Colombian National Army on January 14 disputed a claim made by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) that the terrorist group killed eight Soldiers during a gun battle during the weekend of January 10-11 in the Department of Meta. Soldiers were carrying out their normal patrols when they spotted bags filled with marijuana – about 2,600 in all, weighing about 1,500 kilograms. Three loaves were tagged with the letters “EPP,” which stands for the Paraguayan People’s Army, a terrorist group which engages in drug trafficking to finance violent attacks. Meanwhile, Troops from the Army’s Mobile Brigade No. 26 on January 14 destroyed two FARC camps in the municipality of Montañita, Department of Caquetá, as part of Operation Sword of Honor III. Military officials suspected the FARC’s 15th José Ignacio Mora Front were using the camps. Soldiers disarmed an explosive devise at one of the sites. Soldiers were carrying out their normal patrols when they spotted bags filled with marijuana – about 2,600 in all, weighing about 1,500 kilograms. Three loaves were tagged with the letters “EPP,” which stands for the Paraguayan People’s Army, a terrorist group which engages in drug trafficking to finance violent attacks. The Army did not make any immediate arrests. The Military has launched an investigation to determine who owned the marijuana and whether it was trafficked into Argentina, according to Luis Benitez, a federal prosecutor. Argentine Army Soldiers were surprised to find more than 2,000 bales of marijuana wrapped in plastic bags on January 11, shortly after entering a cattle field in the town of Misión Tacaaglé in the Province of Formosa. The Army’s dismantling of the camps occurred three days after it teamed with the Colombian Navy, Air Force and police officers to capture the alleged leader of the FARC’s Fifth Company of the Jacobo Arenas Column. General Luis Fernando Navarro, who leads Task Force Omega, said the FARC, which engages in drug trafficking to finance its terrorist activities, is releasing false information to distract the Army from pursuing the terrorist group in the department. The FARC is lying: Colombian National Army By Dialogo January 15, 2015 The suspect, who has only been identified by his alias of “Oscar,” was caught in possession of “war materials” in the department of Cauca, according to the Ministry of Defense. The FARC is lying: Colombian National Army The tags indicate the EPP may have transported the drugs into neighboring Argentina. Misión Tacaaglé is near the Paraguayan border, and narco-traffickers sometimes use drug trafficking routes in sparsely populated areas. The EPP and other groups transport drugs across the Pilcomayo River into Argentina. The owner of the 260-hectare field, whose name wasn’t made public, doesn’t reside on the property, according to the Army. The tags indicate the EPP may have transported the drugs into neighboring Argentina. Misión Tacaaglé is near the Paraguayan border, and narco-traffickers sometimes use drug trafficking routes in sparsely populated areas. The EPP and other groups transport drugs across the Pilcomayo River into Argentina. The suspect, who has only been identified by his alias of “Oscar,” was caught in possession of “war materials” in the department of Cauca, according to the Ministry of Defense.last_img read more

PREMIUMLight sentences for Novel’s attackers threaten graft busters’ security

first_imgForgot Password ? #KPK #KPKAcidAttack #NovelBaswedan #court-ruling #AntiGraft KPK KPK-attacks Novel-acid-attack novel-baswedan Court court-ruling justice Topics : Log in with your social account Facebook LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Top Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan has expressed concern that the lenient sentence handed down to his attackers would reflect the low commitment of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo administration’s to protecting graft busters.“The judges’ decision to give my attackers light sentences only shows that the administration does not stand behind those who have fought against corruption in the country,” he said in a statement on Thursday night.The North Jakarta District Court sentenced Novel’s attackers, police officers Brig. Rahmat Kadir Mahulette and Chief Brig. Ronny Bugis, to two years and 18 months in prison, respectively, on late Thursday.The panel of judges declared both men guilty of violating Article 353 of the Criminal Code on persecution causing serious injury or death, which carries a maximum se… Googlelast_img read more