West Pacific/ Guam /Marianas: Tropical Disturbance (#97W): High chance of a significant Tropical #Cyclone within next 24 hrs (JTWC 25/0200Z) – Published 25 Jun 2017 1550z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Disturbance (Invest  97W) ….has a high chance of becoming a significant Tropical Cyclone within the next 24 hours (JTWC 25/0200Z) Guam and Marianas Beware! Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)   Google Earth Overlay   WTPN21 PGTW 250200 MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI// SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION ALERT// RMKS/ 1. FORMATION OF A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL … Continue reading

East Pacific/ Mexico: Tropical Storm Dora (04E) 25/1500Z nr 15.0N 101.8W, moving WNW 10 kt (NHC FL) – Published 25 Jun 2017 1608z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm Dora 04E MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 250600Z IS 12 FEET (JTWC) National Hurricane Center FL 000 WTPZ34 KNHC 251432 TCPEP4 BULLETIN Tropical Storm Dora Advisory Number 3 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL EP042017 1000 AM CDT Sun Jun 25 2017 …DORA CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN… …HEAVY RAINS POSSIBLE ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERN COAST … Continue reading

Gulf of Mexico: Potential Tropical Cyclone Three 20/1200Z nr 25.4N 90.3W, moving NW 08 kt (NHC FL) – Published 20 Jun 2017 1218z (GMT/UTC)

Potential Tropical Cyclone Three (AL03) (Future TS Cindy) A Tropical Storm Warning for…Cameron to the Mouth of the Pearl River National Hurricane Center FL 000 WTNT33 KNHC 201138 TCPAT3 BULLETIN Potential Tropical Cyclone Three Intermediate Advisory Number 3A NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL032017 700 AM CDT Tue Jun 20 2017 …DISTURBANCE GRADUALLY BECOMING … Continue reading

Trinidad and Tobago/ Windward Islands/ Venezuela/ Grenada: Tropical Storm BRET AL02 20/1200Z nr 11.1N 63.6W, moving WNW 18 kt (NHC FL) – Published 20 Jun 2017 1310z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm BRET (AL02) A Tropical Storm Warning: Venezuela from Pedernales to Cumana including Isla de Margarita National Hurricane Center FL 000 WTNT32 KNHC 201132 TCPAT2 BULLETIN Tropical Storm Bret Intermediate Advisory Number 7A NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL022017 800 AM AST Tue Jun 20 2017 …BRET MOVING INTO THE SOUTHEASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA… … Continue reading

Mexico: Tropical Depression 03E forms to the S of Mexico, bringing locally heavy rains – Published 11 Jun 2017 2150z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Depression 03E Tropical Storm Warning for the coast of southeastern Mexico from Boca De Pijijiapan to Punta Maldonado.  Mexico and Guatemala be aware   National Hurricane Center FL 000 WTPZ33 KNHC 112033 TCPEP3 BULLETIN Tropical Depression Three-E Advisory Number 1 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL EP032017 400 PM CDT Sun Jun 11 2017 … Continue reading

South China Sea: Tropical Storm Merbok (1702, 04W) 11/1500Z nr 18.8N 116.0E, moving NNW 13kt (JMA) – Published 11 Jun 2017 1900z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm Merbok (1702, 04W) TS 1702 (Merbok) Issued at 15:45 UTC, 11 June 2017 <Analysis at 15 UTC, 11 June> Scale – Intensity – Center position N18°50′ (18.8°) E116°00′ (116.0°) Direction and speed of movement NNW 25 km/h (13 kt) Central pressure 1002 hPa Maximum wind speed near center 18 m/s (35 kt) Maximum … Continue reading

UK: Tynemouth lifeboat rescues world’s only engineless cargo ship, the Tres Hombres – Published 04 Jun 2017 2133z (GMT/UTC)

The world’s only Engineless Sailing Cargo Ship was towed to safety by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat on Sunday morning (June 4th). The lifeboat and volunteer crew members launched in response to a request for help by the skipper of the Brigantine-type sailing ship Tres Hombres. Earlier in the morning a motor launch belonging to the 32m,128tonne … Continue reading

Mexico: Tropical Depression Beatriz 02E 021000Z nr 16.6N 96.2W, moving NNE about 05kt (JTWC) – Updated 02 Jun 2017 1318z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Depression Beatriz (02E) …LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS (AND MUDSLIDES) POSSIBLE IN THE MEXICAN STATE OF OAXACA DUE TO PERSISTENT HEAVY RAINS… Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Tropical Depression 02E (Beatriz) Warning #08 Issued at 02/1000Z   Google Earth Overlay   WTPN31 PHNC 021000 MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI// SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING// RMKS/ 1. TROPICAL … Continue reading

Myanmar/ Bangladesh/ India: Tropical Cyclone MORA 02B 29/0900Z position near 18.3N 91.5E, moving NNE 08 kt (JTWC) – Updated 29 May 20017 1145z (GMT/UTC)

Severe Cyclonic Storm/Tropical Cyclone Mora ….INTENSIFIED INTO A SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM (Bangladesh Met) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 290600Z IS 20 FEET (JTWC) Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Tropical Cyclone 02B (Mora) Warning #07 Issued at 29/0900Z Google Earth Overlay WTIO31 PGTW 290900 MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI// SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE 02B (MORA) WARNING NR … Continue reading

East Pacific/ Mexico: Tropical Storm ADRIAN (1E) 10/1600Z nr 10.3N 92.7W, moving NW at 06kt (JTWC) -Updated 10 May 2017 1840z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm Adrian (1E) …Adrian is expected to gradually strengthen and reach hurricane force Saturday while generally moving NW through Saturday.. (NHC Miami FL 10/1540Z) Scroll down for Hurricane Advisory Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Tropical Storm 01E (Adrian) Warning #04 Issued at 10/1600Z   Google Earth Overlay   WTPN31 PHNC 101600 MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN … Continue reading

Fiji: Tropical Cyclone ELLA (19P) 101500Z near 14.4S 176.8W, moving WNW 11 kt (JTWC) – Updated 10 May 2017 1620z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Cyclone ELLA (19P) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 10/1200Z IS 16 FEET. (JTWC) Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Google Earth Overlay WTPS32 PGTW 101500 MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI// SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE 19P (ELLA) WARNING NR 004// RMKS/ 1. TROPICAL CYCLONE 19P (ELLA) WARNING NR 004 02 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONES IN SOUTHPAC MAX SUSTAINED … Continue reading

New Caledonia/ Vanuatu: Severe Tropical Cyclone Donna (18P) 091200Z position near 21.4S 168.4E , moving SE 11 kt (RSMC Nadi) – Updated 09 May 2017 1500z (GMT/UTC)

Severe Tropical Cyclone Donna (18P) Currently impacting New Caledonia (= CATEGORY 2 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 090600Z IS 28 FEET.(JTWC) Scroll down for HURRICANE WARNING for shipping RSMC Nadi Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST TRACK MAP Severe Tropical Cyclone DONNA Tropical Cyclone Warning Number 57 issued 1319 UTC Tuesday … Continue reading

Russia: Chechnya police order parents to kill their gay children or ‘we’ll do it for you’ – Published 03 May 2017 2010z (GMT/UTC)

Gay men and children face persecution as part of an anti-LGBT purge in the Russian region. By Lydia Smith Updated May 3, 2017 11:53 BST http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/videos/embed/24391 “Chechen authorities have reportedly instructed parents to kill their gay children, according to an account told by a survivor. The individual, who escaped one of the LGBT prison camps … Continue reading

Russia: 7,000+ fight massive Siberia wildfires – nearly 100 homes and social facilities burned (Vesti) – Published 28 Apr 2017 1920z (GMT/UTC)

(Images: Vesti) “FEMA and the Department of Defense stepped up in Siberia, where Raging wildfires. Now in the Federal District with fire fighting more than 7 thousand people and 2 thousand units. In a region already transferred aviation: aircraft IL-76 and “amphibian be-200. At any time to help firefighters ready to come over 25 000 … Continue reading

Australia/ Indonesia: Tropical Cyclone Frances (29U, 17S) 27/1200Z nr 11.0S 128.3E, moving WSW 10 kt (Darwin TCWC) – Published 27 Apr 2017 1506z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Cyclone Frances (29U, 17S) Intensity Category 1 Cyclone Frances is moving southwest across the Timor Sea tonight and is slowly intensifying (BOM NT TCWC) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 270000ZIS 10 FEET (JTWC) IDD20150 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Northern Territory Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre Media: The Standard Emergency Warning Signal should NOT be … Continue reading

Philippines: Tropical Depression MUIFA/DANTE 03W 27/1500Z position nr 17.3N 135.1E, moving NW 11 kt (JTWC) – Published 27 Apr 2017 1545z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Depression MUIFA (03W ) Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) WTPN31 PGTW 271500 MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI// SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING// RMKS/ 1. TROPICAL DEPRESSION 03W (MUIFA) WARNING NR 012 DOWNGRADED FROM TROPICAL STORM 03W 01 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN NORTHWESTPAC MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER … Continue reading

Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm #ARLENE 21/0900Z nr 40.0N 48.0W, moving W 27 kt (NHC FL) – Updated 21 Apr 2017 1325 (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm ARLENE National Hurricane Center (NHC) 000 WTNT31 KNHC 210832 TCPAT1 BULLETIN Tropical Storm Arlene Advisory Number 8 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL012017 500 AM AST Fri Apr 21 2017 …ARLENE MOVING QUICKLY WESTWARD OVER THE OPEN ATLANTIC… …STILL EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE LATER TODAY… SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST…0900 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…40.0N … Continue reading

Myanmar/ Bay Of Bengal: Tropical Depression 92B (Future CS Maarutha)150300Z 12.5N 88.3E, moving NNE 10.8kt (RSMC New Delhi)- Published 15 Apr 2017 1240z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Depression 92B (Future Cyclonic Storm Maarutha) DEMS-RSMC SPECIAL TROPICAL CYCLONES NEW DELHI DATED 15-04-2017 TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR NORTH INDIAN OCEAN (THE BAY OF BENGAL AND ARABIAN SEA) VALID FOR NEXT 72 HOURS ISSUED AT 0600 UTC OF 15TH APRIL 2017 BASED ON 0300 UTC OF 15TH APRIL 2017 THE DEPRESSION OVER SOUTHEAST BAY … Continue reading

US: UCSanDiego team develops diabetes drug that could completely reverse the disease (Reblogged from Sparkonit)

A team of researchers at the University of California, San Diego, is developing a pill that restores insulin sensitivity in diabetic patients. Type 2 diabetes develops when the body’s response to insulin – a hormone that regulates the amount of glucose in the blood – gets weaker. Commercially available drugs so far only remove excess glucose… … Continue reading

Philippines: Tropical Depression Two/ Crising (02W) 141500Z position nr 10.7N 128.1E, moving WNW 11kt (JTWC) – Published 14 Apr 2017 1442z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Depression Two (02W) (TD Crising in Philippines) Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Tropical Depression 02W (Two) Warning #02 Issued at 14/1500Z WTPN31 PGTW 141500 MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI// SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING// RMKS/ 1. TROPICAL DEPRESSION 02W (TWO) WARNING NR 002 01 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN NORTHWESTPAC MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE … Continue reading

Russia: UK Minister condemns persecution of LGBT community in Chechnya – Published 12 Apr 2017 1835z (GMT/UTC)

Baroness Anelay calls on Russia to investigate mass detention of gay men in Chechnya and ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice. Reports from international human rights organisations suggest that over 100 gay men have recently been detained in Chechnya, with some reports suggesting that at least three have been killed and many have been tortured. … Continue reading

Chechnya opens Concentration Camps for homosexuals – Report (Reblogged from @76Crimes)

The Russian republic of Chechnya has reportedly sent gay men that it arrested last week to secret prisons described as “concentration camps.” via Report: Chechnya opens concentration camps for homosexuals — 76 CRIMES Update>>> Russia: UK Minister condemns persecution of LGBT community in Chechnya – Published 12 Apr 2017 1835z (GMT/UTC) #LGBT+ #Journo #Gay #Journalism #Press #Russia … Continue reading

Norfolk Island/ NZ /New Caledonia: Tropical Cyclone COOK 16P 111500Z position nr 27.0S 168.8E, moving SE 13 kt (JTWC) – Updated 11 Apr 2017 1453z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Cyclone COOK (16P) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 111200Z IS 15 FEET (JTWC) Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Tropical Cyclone 16P (Cook) Warning #08 Final Warning Issued at 11/1500Z Google Earth Overlay WTPS31 PGTW 111500 MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI// SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE 16P (COOK) WARNING NR 008// RMKS/ 1. TROPICAL CYCLONE 16P (COOK) … Continue reading

Indian Ocean (Australia): Severe Tropical Storm ERNIE 15S 26U 07/1800Z nr 15.9S 110.4E, moving S 3 kt (Perth TCWC) – Published 07 Apr 2017 2228z (GMT/UTC)

Severe Tropical Storm ERNIE 15S 26U (= CATEGORY 4 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) IDW24000 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Western Australia TROPICAL CYCLONE INFORMATION BULLETIN Issued at 2:38 am WST on Saturday 8 April 2017 BY THE BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE PERTH Severe Tropical Cyclone Ernie (Category 5) was … Continue reading

UK (Wales): Criccieth lifeboat aids to grounded yacht on Harlech beach – Published 04 Apr 2017 1455z (GMT/UTC)

“At 10.30am, volunteer Crew Members from Criccieth’s RNLI Lifeboat Station were requested to launch following multiple reports of a yacht aground at the northern end of Harlech beach. The yacht, named Thimble and approximately 30ft in length, had gotten into difficulties near the mouth of the Porthmadog Estuary whilst attempting to navigate upriver. Following initial … Continue reading

Cameroon: 16-yr-old trans girl held for 2 weeks (so far) in Ebolowa prison just for being trans – reblogged from 76 Crimes

While LGBTI communities are celebrating today’s International Transgender Day of Visibility, a 16-year-old trans girl has been held in Ebolowa prison in southern Cameroon since the weekend of 18 March just for being trans. via 2 weeks (so far) in Cameroon prison for being trans — 76 CRIMES

Jersey, CI: Woman in dramatic rescue after 200ft cliff fall near Groznez – Published 02 Apr 2017 1700z (GMT/UTC)

“A 59-YEAR-old woman was winched to safety by helicopter after falling more than 200 feet down a cliff near Groznez. The rescue, carried out by the Fire and Rescue Service and Jersey Coastguard happened at around 6 pm on Saturday evening. Fire crew abseiled down the cliffs near Groznez Castle to reach the woman. However, … Continue reading

Iceland: Hekla volcano could be ready for another eruption, measurements suggest – Published 30 Mar 2017 1730z (GMT/UTC)

Mount Hekla Volcano “More pressure is in the magma chambers underneath the mountain than before the last two eruptions in 1991 and 2000” says geophysicist Pall Einarsson at the University of Iceland   “Most measurements that we have today indicate that Hekla is ready for an eruption, but we do not know what factor will … Continue reading

Australia (QLD): Tropical Cyclone DEBBIE (13P) 260900Z position nr 18.4S 151.0E, moving WSW 03kt (JTWC) – Published 26 Mar 2017 1253z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Cyclone Debbie (13P) Tropical cyclone Debbie moving towards the coast, expected to intensify into a category 3 system this evening – Brisbane TCWC MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 260600Z IS 18 FEET IDQ20023 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre Media: The Standard Emergency Warning Signal should NOT be used with … Continue reading