STS Jelawat (Lawin) 300912 21:45 UTC, nr N40°30′ E142°55′ moving NE at 70km/h(38kt) 985hPa (JMA) (Pilipino, 中國的, 日本人) – Updated 30 Sept 2012 2225Z

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STS 1217 (JELAWAT)
Issued at 21:45 UTC, 30 September 2012

<Analyses at 30/21 UTC>
Scale
Intensity
Center position N40°30′(40.5°)
E142°55′(142.9°)
Direction and speed of movement NE 70km/h(38kt)
Central pressure 985hPa
Maximum sustained wind speed 30m/s(55kt)
Maximum wind gust speed 40m/s(80kt)
Area of 50kt winds or more SE220km(120NM)
NW110km(60NM)
Area of 30kt winds or more SE560km(300NM)
NW390km(210NM)

TS JELAWAT [LAWIN] – Update #031 (Link to Bushman’s Typhoon Blog for more detail)

TYPHOON2000 (T2K) TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATES
TROPICAL STORM JELAWAT (LAWIN) UPDATE NUMBER 32
5:00 PM PhT (09:00 GMT) Sun 30 September 2012
Sources: T2K Analysis/JTWC Warnings/Dynamic Models/SatFixes
View: T2K TC Update Archives (2004-2012) JELAWAT (LAWIN) downgraded to a Tropical Storm (Goaty: JMA still has it as a typhoon at 1350UTC) as it moves along the coast of Chubu Region…prepares to make landfall over Southern Honshu particularly Chubu and Kanto Region. Tropical Storm Conditions over Southern and Eastern Honshu will be expected through the night.

Residents and visitors along Southern & Eastern Japan should closely monitor the progress of Jelawat (Lawin).

Do not use this for life or death decision. This advisory is intended for additional information purposes only. Kindly refer to your country’s official weather agency for local warnings, advisories & bulletins.

Japanese:

TYPHOON2000 (T2K) 熱帯低気圧の更新
熱帯暴風雨 (LAWIN) JELAWAT 更新番号 32
17:00 PhT (09時 00分 GMT) 日曜日 2012 年 9 月 30 日
ソース: T2K 分析/JTWC の警告/動的モデル/SatFixes
ビュー: T2K TC 更新アーカイブ (2004年-2012) JELAWAT (LAWIN) それ以上本州南部に上陸する preapres… 中部海岸に沿ってを移動するとトロピカル ストームに格下げ中部、関東地方では特に。トロピカル ストーム条件上南部と東部本州夜が期待されます。

密接に住民と訪問者に沿って南 & 東日本 Jelawat (Lawin) の進捗を監視する必要があります。

生命または死の決定を使わないでください。このアドバイザリは、追加の情報のみを目的としています。親切にあなたの国の公式の天気エージェンシー ローカル警告・勧告・ セキュリティ情報を参照してください。

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24 Sept 2012:

Typhoon Jelawat kills 2 in Philippines

Filipino:

Septiyembre 24, 2012:
Typhoon Jelawat kills 2 sa Pilipinas

Typhoon Jelawat sa Pilipinas
-Dalawang pinatay at dalawang iba ay iniulat na napalampas dahil sa Typhoon “Jelawat” (lokal na pangalan: Lawin).
-Dalawang fatalities mula sa Bogo City, Cebu at Labuan, Zamboanga City. Dalawang iba nawawala mula sa Barangay San Vicente, Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte.
-Pagbaha displaced ilang 4,000 famailies sa Zamboanga del Norte bayan.
Hindi bababa sa 800 mga pamilya na ngayon naglalagi sa simbahan at Dyimnasyum.
Kaugnay na mga post ng natural na kalamidad:
Tropical Storm Jelawat: Red alerto na ibinigay
Typhoon Kai-Tak kills anim sa Pilipinas
Pilipinas lamang listahan ng mga natural na sakuna
Chinese:

2012年9月24日:
颱風杰拉華在菲律賓殺害2

在菲律賓的颱風杰拉華
– 兩個打死,另有兩人失踪的颱風“杰拉華”(當地名稱:拉完)。
從茂物市,宿霧和納閩島三寶顏市 – 兩個人死亡。兩人失踪,北三寶顏從馬蘭聖維森特,Sirawai的之。
驅流離失所約4000 famailies在北三寶顏鎮。
至少有800個家庭現在住在教堂和健身房。
相關自然災害職位:
熱帶風暴杰拉華已發出紅色警報
颱風啟德殺死6個在菲律賓
菲律賓唯一的自然災害

29 Sept 2012:

Jelawat Heads for Mainland Japan After Slamming Okinawa (Video) http://www.weather.com/news/pacific-super-typhoon-jelawat-20120925

Japan Typhoon Leaves 65 Injured

Sixty-five people were injured in a typhoon that cut electricity to more than 331,000 homes in southern Japan, according to Japanese TV channel NHK.

More than four thousand people were evacuated from their homes near the city of Naha, capital of the Okinawa prefecture, as the typhoon, “Dzhelavat,” swarmed the region with wind gusts of up to 60 meters per second.

All flights from Naha Airport scheduled for Saturday have been canceled.

The typhoon is the 17th of the season to hit the northwest Pacific Ocean.

According to Japan’s National Meteorological Agency, the typhoon is set to hit the Japanese mainland by Sunday. – RIA Novosti

Stars & stripes reporter Dave Ornauer stationed at Okinawa: Jelawat has now begun its express bee-line run toward the Kanto Plain. Landfall is expected sometime early Sunday evening over Hamamatsu in central Honshu, with a near-direct pass over Yokota forecast for around 10 p.m. Winds should still be somewhat hairy, 58-mph sustained and 69-mph gusts at Yokota,  Naval Air Facility Atsugi and Camps Fuji and Zama. Yokosuka Naval Base forecasts 35- to 45-mph sustained winds and 55-mph gusts overnight Sunday into Monday.

Japanese:

日本台風負傷 65 を葉します。
65 人以上 331,000 の家日本の南部に電気をカット台風 NHK によると日本のテレビ チャネルを負傷しました。
台風は、”Dzhelavat、”地域毎秒最大 60 メートルの突風に群がったよう那覇市、沖縄県の首都の近くに家から 4千人以上の人が避難しました。
土曜日に予定那覇空港からのすべてのフライトがキャンセルされました。
台風の北西太平洋をヒットするシーズン 17 日です。
日本の国立気象庁によると、台風日本本土をヒットする日曜日によって設定されます。-RIA ノーボスチ通信社
デイブ Ornauer は沖縄に駐留してスター & ストライプの記者: Jelawat 今そのエクスプレス蜂ラインは、関東平野に向かって実行を始めています。上陸いつか日曜日夕方浜松本州中部にわたって予想される、近くの直接パス横田 22 の周り予想以上で風はまだ幾分毛深い、58 マイルの持続的かつ 69 マイル突風横田、厚木海軍飛行場、キャンプ富士、座間でする必要があります。横須賀海軍基地の予測の 35-45 mph の継続された風と 55 マイル突風日曜日月曜日に一晩します。
Powerful Typhoon affects Nagoya Aichi and causing the evacuation of 56,000 people Japan News »September 30, 2012 8:13
Jelawat The powerful typhoon made ​​landfall on Sunday 30 September at the Japanese main island a day after reaching the island of Okinawa in the south, where local media said its wake left one person dead and over 140 injured in eight prefectures. With winds of up to 180 kilometers per hour, the typhoon number 17 of the year reached the center of Aichi Prefecture and was going up to the main island of Honshu, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. A man aged 29, was swept away by the huge waves that hit the coast of Okinawa and later confirmed his death, meanwhile, at least 140 people were injured in eight prefectures of Japan, according to NHK. Typhoon is expected to change direction towards Tokyo and arrive early Monday with torrential rains and huge waves up to 10 meters high. More than 500 flights, mainly in western Japan, were canceled on Sunday and some Shinkansen bullet train services nationwide were suspended, Kyodo reported. Local authorities have ordered more than 56,000 people and 2,000 in Nagoya in Mie, evacuate the banks of the rivers that have overflowed, while tens of thousands of people were advised to leave their homes in search of a safe haven, públicaNHK broadcaster reported. Visit Source for videos: http://www.yumeki.org/poderoso-tifon-afecta-a-aichi-y-en-nagoya-provoca-la-evacuacion-de-56000-personas/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter (Google Translation)
強力な台風に影響愛知県名古屋市と 56,000 人日本ニュースの避難を引き起こして» 2012 年 9 月 30 日 8:13
Jelawat 9 月日曜日 30、日本の主な上陸強力な台風島沖縄の地元メディアには、そのきっかけの一人の死者と負傷 8 都府県で 140 以上が言った、南に到達した後一日。風時速 180 キロまでの今年の台風番号 17 愛知県センターに達したし、本州のことが起こっていた気象庁によると。29 歳、巨大な波によって流された彼の死の後で沖縄の海岸ヒットを確認、一方、少なくとも 140 人が NHK によると日本の 8 都府県で負傷した男。台風は東京に向かって方向を変更し、月曜日早く集中豪雨の雨で到着する予定で、巨大な波の最大 10 メートルの高さ。日曜日に西日本を中心に 500 以上の便がキャンセルされた、いくつか全国新幹線鉄道サービスが中断された、共同報告。地元当局は 56,000 以上の人々 と三重県の名古屋で 2,000 避難数万人の安全な避難所を求めて、家を離れることをお勧めされた中に、オーバーフローした川のほとりを命じた、públicaNHK 放送を報告しました。ソースの動画を参照してください。http://www.yumeki.org/poderoso-tifon-afecta-a-aichi-y-en-nagoya-provoca-la-evacuacion-de-56000-personas/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

At least one person killed and 140 others injured as twister with winds of up to 180 kmph hits mainland.

Powerful Typhoon Jelawat has hit the Japanese mainland, sparking the evacuation of thousands a day after it tore across the southern Okinawa island, where local media said it left one dead and some 140 injured.

Packing winds of up to 180kmph, the typhoon reached central Aichi prefecture at around 0700 local time (1000 GMT) and was moving up the main island of Honshu, the Japan Meteorological Agency said on Sunday.

The municipal government of the central city of Nagoya issued an evacuation advisory for 57,000 people living in 21,000 homes, due to the fear of flooding caused by rising river levels in the city, according to Jiji Press.

A further 11,000 were told to evacuate in the city of Ishinomaki in the country’s northeast, Jiji Press reported.

A 29-year-old man was swept away by high waves when Jelawat hit Okinawa and was later confirmed dead, while at least 140 people were injured in eight prefectures, according to public broadcaster NHK.

The typhoon is forecast to churn northeastwards towards Tokyo over the next 24 hours and bring torrential rainfall and towering waves up to 10 metres high.

The meteorological agency predicted rainfall of up to 400mm some areas in the 24 hours to Monday evening, Jiji Press said.

More than 500 flights, mainly in western Japan, were cancelled on Sunday and some shinkansen bullet train services across the country had been suspended, Kyodo said – Al Jazerra

Japanese:

強力な台風 Jelawat は沖縄の南の島全体でローカル メディアそれ左 1 死と負傷したいくつかの 140 言わを引き裂いた後 1 日数千人の避難をスパーク日本本土をヒットしています。

180 Kmph 最大の風をパッキング、台風セントラル愛知県周り 0700年の現地時間 (1000 GMT) に達して、動いていた本州の日本の気象庁は日曜日に言った。

名古屋の中心都市の自治政府諮問避難 21,000 の家庭では、市内の川の上昇によって引き起こされる洪水の恐れによる生活 57,000 人の時事通信によると発行。

さらに 11,000 は石巻市、国の北東部での避難するように言われた、時事通信社は報告しました。

Jelawat 沖縄ヒット後死んで、少なくともしばらくの間 8 都府県では、140 人が負傷したで公共放送 NHK によると確認されたとき 29 歳男高の波で流されました。

Northeastwards 東京へ 24 時間以内に解約し豪雨と 10 メートルの高さまで高くそびえる波をもたらすの予報です。

気象庁 400 mm の降雨は月曜日の夕方に 24 時間のいくつかの領域を予測、時事通信社と述べた。

日曜日に西日本を中心に 500 以上の便がキャンセルされ、全国の新幹線新幹線サービスが中断されていた、共同が言いました。

BBC News video: lifts car into air in Okinawa (link)

Check out these videos on youtube (link)

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NW Pacific: Storm Alert issued at 30 Sep, 2012 12:00 GMT

Tropical Storm JELAWAT (18W) currently located near 35.3 N 138.2 E is forecast to strike land to the following likelihood(s) at the given lead time(s):
Yellow Alert Country(s) or Province(s)
    Japan
        probability for CAT 1 or above is 30% currently
        probability for TS is 95% currently
Yellow Alert City(s) and Town(s)
    Shizuoka (35.0 N, 138.5 E)
        probability for CAT 1 or above is 15% currently
        probability for TS is 95% currently
    Tokyo (35.7 N, 139.8 E)
        probability for TS is 65% within 12 hours
    Sendai (38.3 N, 140.9 E)
        probability for TS is 65% within 12 hours
    Iwaki (37.0 N, 140.8 E)
        probability for TS is 65% within 12 hours
    Miyako (39.7 N, 141.9 E)
        probability for TS is 55% within 12 hours

Note that
Yellow Alert (Elevated) is CAT 1 or above to between 10% and 30% probability, or TS to above 50% probability.
CAT 1 means Typhoon strength winds of at least 74 mph, 119 km/h or 64 knots 1-min sustained.
TS means Tropical Storm strength winds of at least 39 mph, 63 km/h or 34 knots 1-min sustained.

For graphical forecast information and further details please visit http://www.tropicalstormrisk.com/

Japanese:

北西太平洋: 嵐の警告発行で 30 Sep, 2012年 12時 00分 GMT
トロピカル ストーム現在 35.3 N 138.2 E の近くにある JELAWAT (18 w) 土地次の likelihood(s) に与えられた鉛の時間を (s) を打つと予測されています。
黄色の警告国または Province(s)
日本
猫の 1 以上の確率は現在 30 % です。
TS の確率が 95 % を現在です。
黄色の警告スピリットバケーションと Town(s)
静岡 (35.0 138.5 N E)
猫の 1 以上の確率は現在 15 % です。
TS の確率が 95 % を現在です。
東京 (35.7 139.8 N E)
TS の確率が 65 % から 12 時間以内
仙台 (38.3 140.9 N E)
TS の確率が 65 % から 12 時間以内
いわき (37.0 140.8 N E)
TS の確率が 65 % から 12 時間以内
宮古 (39.7 141.9 N E)
TS の確率は 55 % から 12 時間以内
注意してください。
黄色の警告 (高) は猫の 1 以上を 10 % と 30 % の確率または TS に 50 % の確率の上の間。
猫 1 台風強度風の少なくとも 74 mph、119 km/h または 64 ノット 1 分持続を意味します。
TS は熱帯嵐強度風の少なくとも 39 mph、63 キロ/h または 34 ノット 1 分持続を意味します。
予測のグラフィカルな情報とさらに詳細については、http://www.tropicalstormrisk.com/をご覧ください。

Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)

WTPN31 PGTW 302100
MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI//
SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING//
RMKS/
1. TROPICAL STORM 18W (JELAWAT) WARNING NR 042  
02 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONES IN NORTHWESTPAC
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY

WARNING POSITION:
301800Z — NEAR 38.6N 140.9E
MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS – 030 DEGREES AT 39 KTS
POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 040 NM
POSITION BASED ON CENTER LOCATED BY A COMBINATION OF
SATELLITE AND RADAR
PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 040 KT, GUSTS 050 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
BECOMING EXTRATROPICAL
REPEAT POSIT: 38.6N 140.9E

FORECASTS:
12 HRS, VALID AT:
010600Z — 44.0N 149.3E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 035 KT, GUSTS 045 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
EXTRATROPICAL
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS – 055 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
045 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
040 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
035 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
VECTOR TO 24 HR POSIT: 060 DEG/ 44 KTS

24 HRS, VALID AT:
011800Z — 48.0N 160.6E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 030 KT, GUSTS 040 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
EXTRATROPICAL

REMARKS:
302100Z POSITION NEAR 40.0N 143.0E.
TROPICAL STORM 18W (JELAWAT), LOCATED, APPROXIMATELY 105 NM SOUTH
OF MISAWA, JAPAN, HAS ACCELERATED NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD AT 39 KNOTS
OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. THE INITIAL POSITION IS BASED ON ANIMATED
RADAR REFLECTIVITY IMAGERY FROM JAPAN METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY WITH
HIGH CONFIDENCE. THE INITIAL INTENSITY IS EXTRAPOLATED FROM NEARBY
SURFACE OBSERVATIONS. TS 18W IS NOW EMBEDDED IN THE BAROCLINIC ZONE
AND ALMOST VOID OF CONVECTION AS THE LOW LEVEL CIRCULATION CENTER
HAS UNRAVELED AND BECOME RAGGED. THE SYSTEM WILL BECOME A COLD CORE
LOW AFTER IT EXITS HONSHU INTO THE COLD SEA OF JAPAN OVER THE NEXT
FEW HOURS. THIS IS THE FINAL WARNING ON THIS SYSTEM BY THE JOINT
TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI. THE SYSTEM WILL BE CLOSELY MONITORED
FOR SIGNS OF REGENERATION.  //
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Japanese:

WTPN31 PGTW 302100
MSGID/GENADMIN/共同台風 WRNCEN 真珠湾こんにちは//
SUBJ/熱帯サイクロン警告//
RMKS/
1. 熱帯嵐 18 W (JELAWAT) 警告 NR 042
02 アクティブ熱帯低気圧の NORTHWESTPAC
1 分平均に基づいて最大の継続された風
風半径オープンウォーター以上のみ有効

警告の位置:
301800Z—38.6N の近く 140.9E
過去 6 時間 – 39 KTS 030 度の動き
040 内に正確に位置 NM
センターの組み合わせによって位置に基づく位置
衛星、レーダー
風の分布の現状
最大の継続された風 – 040 KT, 050 風速で時々 25 KT
風半径オープンウォーター以上のみ有効
温帯低気圧になって
繰り返しを仮定する: 38.6N 140.9E

予測:
12 時間有効に。
010600Z—44.0N 149.3E
最大の継続された風 – 035 KT, 045 風速で時々 25 KT
風半径オープンウォーター以上のみ有効
温帯低
034 KT 風 – 055 NM 北東象限の半径
045 NM 東南象限
040 NM の南西象限
035 海里北西象限
24 HR へのベクトルを仮定: 060 DEG/44 ノット

24 時間有効で。
011800Z—48.0N 160.6E
最大の継続された風 – 030 KT, 040 風速で時々 25 KT
風半径オープンウォーター以上のみ有効
温帯低

注釈:
302100Z 位置の近く 40.0N 143.0E。
トロピカル ストーム 18 W (JELAWAT) に位置し、約 105 海里南
三沢の加速している北米-北東 39 ノット
過去 6 時間以上。初期位置のベースのアニメーション
レーダー反射率の画像と気象庁から
高信頼。初期強度を近くから推定します。
表面観察。TS 18 W 今傾圧ゾーンで埋め込まれています。
ほとんどのボイドの低レベルの循環器センターとして対流
解明および不揃いになっています。冷たいコア システムになります。
それは次に日本の冷たい海に本州を終了した後の低
いくつかの時間。これはこのシステムにジョイントの最終的な警告です。
台風 WRNCEN 真珠湾こんにちは。システムを密接に監視します。
再生の兆しを。//
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Philippines

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WEATHER BULLETIN #33 (FINAL)
TROPICAL CYCLONE ALERT: TYPHOON “LAWIN” (JELAWAT)
ISSUED AT 05:00AM, 29 SEPTEMBER 2012

Typhoon “LAWIN” has accelarated and is now out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

Location of eye/center: At 4:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon “LAWIN” was located based on satellite and surface data at 610 km Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes (25.5°N, 126.3°E).

Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph.

Movement: Forecast to move Northeast at 20 kph

Forecast Positions: Typhoon “LAWIN” is expected to be at 70 km Northeast of Okinawa, Japan this afternoon.

* Estimated rainfall amount is from 10–20 mm per hour (heavy – intense) within the 750 km diameter of the Typhoon.

* Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the seaboards of Northern Luzon and eastern seaboard of Central Luzon due to big waves generated by Typhoon “LAWIN” and Southwest Monsoon.

*With this development, this is the final bulletin for this weather disturbance.

WEATHER Bulletin # 33 (Final)
Tropikal na bagyo ALERTO: Typhoon “LAWIN” (JELAWAT)
Ibinigay SA 05:00, 29 Setyembre 2012

Typhoon “LAWIN” accelarated at ngayon ng Philippine Area ng responsibilidad.

Lokasyon ng mata / center: Sa 4:00 AM ngayon, ang mga mata ng Typhoon “LAWIN” ay matatagpuan batay sa data ng satellite at ibabaw sa 610 km Northeast ng Itbayat, Batanes (25.5 ° N, 126.3 ° E).

Lakas ng: Maximum napapanatiling hangin ng 175 kph malapit sa sentro at gustiness ng hanggang sa 210 kph.

Kilusan: Pagtataya upang ilipat Northeast sa 20 kph

Pagtataya Posisyon: Typhoon “LAWIN” ay inaasahan na sa 70 km Northeast ng Okinawa, Japan na ito hapon.

* Tinantyang halaga ulan mula sa 10-20 mm bawat oras (mabigat – matinding) sa loob ng 750 km sa lapad ng Typhoon.

* Pangingisda bangka at iba pang mga maliit na seacrafts ay pinapayuhan hindi sa venture sa seaboards ng Northern Luzon at silangang nasa baybayin ng dagat ng Gitnang Luzon dahil sa daluyong na nabuo sa pamamagitan ng Typhoon “LAWIN” at Southwest Monsoon.

* Sa pag-unlad na ito, ito ay ang huling bulletin para sa gulo ng panahon.

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Goaty: Have tried to remain politically unbiased, but in this matter of coastguard closures, it is difficult. Taking this story at face value, it seems an incredible lack of forethought on the part of the current government. This is very worrying – lives will be lost!

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Related:

UK Government plan to close 50% of UK Coastguard Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centres – Updated 21 Sept 2012 1840Z

Support flaring for Clyde Coastguard, Scotland – Published 03 Sept 2012 1440Z

Pride's Purge

(not satire unfortunately – it’s the coalition government!)

UPDATEThis government cock-up could cost Tory MP Oliver Letwin his West Dorset seat at the next election!

More than half of the voters in his constituency have signed a petition protesting against the scrapping of the Portland rescue helicopter as part of government plans to cut coastguard and rescue services. See here for more info.

the coalition government’s biggest cock-up yet?

A government ‘mix-up’ over dates means the UK coast will be left inadequately guarded. For up to 2 years.

We know the coalition government has made some huge mistakes in its mad rush to sacrifice public services at the altar of austerity, but this one might just beat them all.

It’s not being very well reported but as part of its austerity measures, the government has just started closing half of all the local Coastguard Maritime Rescue…

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TROPICAL DEPRESSION NORMAN NORMAN WEAKENING OVER THE GULF OF CALIFORNIA (Traducción al español) – Published 290912 1110Z

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Tropical Storm NORMAN

WTPZ34 KNHC 290831
TCPEP4

BULLETIN
TROPICAL DEPRESSION NORMAN ADVISORY NUMBER   4
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP142012
200 AM PDT SAT SEP 29 2012

…NORMAN WEAKENING OVER THE GULF OF CALIFORNIA…

SUMMARY OF 200 AM PDT…0900 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————-
LOCATION…25.9N 109.5W
ABOUT 30 MI…50 KM WNW OF LOS MOCHIS MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…30 MPH…45 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 5 MPH…7 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1005 MB…29.68 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
——————–
THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
——————————
AT 200 AM PDT…0900 UTC…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION NORMAN
WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 25.9 NORTH…LONGITUDE 109.5 WEST. THE
DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 5 MPH…7 KM/H.  A
TURN TO THE WEST AND A DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED ARE EXPECTED
TODAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 30 MPH…45
KM/H…WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  NORMAN SHOULD DEGENERATE INTO A REMNANT
LOW LATER TODAY.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1005 MB…29.68 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
———————-
RAINFALL…NORMAN IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE ADDITIONAL RAINFALL
ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ACROSS THE MEXICAN STATES OF SINALOA
AND FAR WESTERN DURANGO THROUGH TODAY.  ISOLATED STORM TOTAL
AMOUNTS OF 12 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN ASSOCIATION WITH NORMAN.
THESE RAINFALL AMOUNTS MAY PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS
AND MUDSLIDES.

NEXT ADVISORY
————-
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY…800 AM PDT.

$$
FORECASTER BLAKE

Spanish:

WTPZ34 KNHC 290831
TCPEP4

BOLETÍN
DEPRESIÓN TROPICAL NORMAN CONSULTIVA NÚMERO 4
NWS CENTRO NACIONAL DE HURACANES MIAMI FL EP142012
200 AM PDT SAT SEP 29 2012

…NORMAN DEBILITARSE SOBRE EL GOLFO DE CALIFORNIA…

RESUMEN DE 200 AM PDT…0900 UTC… INFORMACIÓN
———————————————-
UBICACIÓN…25.9N 109.5W
UNOS 30 KM…50 KM ONO DE LOS MOCHIS, MÉXICO
VIENTOS MAXIMOS SOSTENIDOS…30 MPH…45 KM/H
MOVIMIENTO ACTUAL…NW O 305 GRADOS A 5 MPH…7 KM/H
PRESIÓN CENTRAL MÍNIMA…1005 MB…29.68 PULGADAS

VIGILANCIAS Y AVISOS
——————–
NO HAY NINGÚN EFECTO DE EN RELOJES O ADVERTENCIAS COSTERA.

DISCUSIÓN Y PERSPECTIVAS DE 48 HORAS
——————————
200 AM PDT…0900 UTC…EL CENTRO DE TROPICAL DEPRESIÓN NORMAN
ESTABA SITUADA CERCA DE LA LATITUD 25,9 NORTE…109.5 DE LONGITUD OESTE. EL
LA DEPRESIÓN SE ESTÁ MOVIENDO HACIA EL NOROESTE A CERCA DE 5 MPH…A 7 KM/H.
SE ESPERA LA VUELTA HACIA EL OESTE Y UNA DISMINUCIÓN EN VELOCIDAD DE AVANCE
HOY EN DÍA.

VIENTOS MÁXIMOS SOSTENIDOS HAN DISMINUIDO A CASI 30 MPH…45
KM/H…CON RACHAS SUPERIORES. NORMAN DEBE DEGENERAR EN UN REMANENTE
POCO MÁS TARDE HOY.

LA PRESIÓN CENTRAL MÍNIMA ESTIMADA ES DE 1005 MB…29.68 PULGADAS.

RIESGOS QUE AFECTAN A LA TIERRA
———————-
LLUVIAS…NORMAN SE ESPERA PRECIPITACIÓN ADICIONAL DE PRODUCTOS
ACUMULACIONES DE 1 A 2 PULGADAS A TRAVÉS DE LOS ESTADOS MEXICANOS DE SINALOA
Y LEJANO OESTE DURANGO HOY. TOTAL DE TORMENTA AISLADA
CANTIDADES DE 12 PULGADAS SON POSIBLES EN ASOCIACIÓN CON NORMAN.
ESTAS PRECIPITACIONES PUEDEN PRODUCIR INUNDACIONES FLASH MORTAL
Y LOS DESLIZAMIENTOS.

ASESOR PRÓXIMO
————-
ASESORAMIENTO COMPLETO SIGUIENTE…800 AM PDT.

$$
PRONOSTICADOR BLAKE

British tourists killed in Nepal plane crash

Wales Air Forum

British tourists killed in Nepal plane crash

Seven British travellers are among those killed when a small aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from Kathmandu in Nepal.

All 19 people on the twin engine turboprop Dornier aircraft died, including five Chinese passengers.

The aircraft, owned by Sita Air, had taken off for Lukla in the Mount Everest region when it crashed near Kathmandu airport, police said.

News reports this morning said the pilot reported trouble two minutes after take-off and the aircraft appeared to have been trying to turn back to the airport.

The weather was clear at the time and the cause of the crash was not immediately known. Four Nepali passengers and three Nepali crew were among the dead.

Autumn is the peak tourism season in Nepal which has eight of the world’s 14 highest mountains, including Mount Everest. At least 11 people were killed in an avalanche in northwest Nepal on Sunday.

Sourced from Travel…

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Japanese scientists create new element

WTVR.com

[ooyala code=”ZqYXYwNjq7OzpbLmg_IX-0kFMIAbVJM_”]A Japanese research institute has created a previously unknown 113th chemical element.

Element 113 is an atom with 113 protons in its nucleus

A team at the state-backed science institute RIKEN in Saitama Prefecture created the new element by bombarding bismuth atoms with zinc in a particle accelerator.

The team closely monitored the transition process to other elements and concluded that the new element is the 113th to be proven to exist.

If the results are confirmed by an international organization, RIKEN will be the first Asian institute to have the right to name a new element.

Kosuke Morita, senior researcher at RIKEN, says he is confident in the results and that the creation of a new element is a big step for science.

“For over nine years, we have been searching for data conclusively identifying element 113, and now that at last we have it, it feels like…

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Coal Mountain

A coal mining accident in northern China on Tuesday left 20 miners dead and 14 injured, state media said, in the latest incident to hit the industry.

The cable of a rail carriage taking workers into the mine in Gansu province snapped, sending the 34 miners plummeting into the pit, Xinhua news agency reported.

The injured have been transported to hospital, including three who were in a serious condition, it said.

Officials at the Baiyin city work safety administration, which oversees the Qusheng mine, refused to comment when contacted by AFP.

China is the world’s biggest consumer of coal, relying on the fossil fuel for 70 percent of its growing energy needs.

But its mines are among the deadliest in the world because of lax regulation, corruption and inefficiency. Accidents are common because safety is often neglected by bosses seeking quick profits.

Tuesday’s accident followed a gas explosion at a…

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STS #EWINIAR 270900Z at 31.4N 142.0E moving N at 10kt 985hPa – Published 270912 1035Z

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1218

Japan Meteorological agency

STS 1218 (EWINIAR)
Issued at 09:55 UTC, 27 September 2012

<Analyses at 27/09 UTC>
Scale
Intensity
Center position N31°25′(31.4°)
E142°00′(142.0°)
Direction and speed of movement N 20km/h(10kt)
Central pressure 985hPa
Maximum wind speed near the center 25m/s(50kt)
Maximum wind gust speed 35m/s(70kt)
Area of 30kt winds or more E440km(240NM)
W280km(150NM)

Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)

wtpn32 pgtw 270900
msgid/genadmin/joint typhoon wrncen Pearl Harbor hi//
subj/tropical cyclone warning//
rmks/
1. Tropical storm 19w (Ewiniar) warning nr 014
02 active tropical cyclones in northwestpac
Max sustained winds based on one-minute average
wind radii valid over open water only

warning position:
270600z — near 31.3n 142.2e
movement past six hours – 355 degrees at 10 kts
position accurate to within 030 nm
position based on center located by satellite
present wind distribution:
Max sustained winds – 055 kt, gusts 070 kt
wind radii valid over open water only
radius of 050 kt winds – 050 nm northeast quadrant
050 nm southeast quadrant
050 nm southwest quadrant
050 nm northwest quadrant
radius of 034 kt winds – 130 nm northeast quadrant
130 nm southeast quadrant
110 nm southwest quadrant
110 nm northwest quadrant
repeat posit: 31.3n 142.2e

forecasts:
12 hrs, valid at:
271800z — 32.3n 142.4e
Max sustained winds – 055 kt, gusts 070 kt
wind radii valid over open water only
radius of 050 kt winds – 045 nm northeast quadrant
045 nm southeast quadrant
045 nm southwest quadrant
045 nm northwest quadrant
radius of 034 kt winds – 120 nm northeast quadrant
125 nm southeast quadrant
110 nm southwest quadrant
105 nm northwest quadrant
vector to 24 hr posit: 035 deg/ 06 kts

24 hrs, valid at:
280600z — 33.3n 143.2e
Max sustained winds – 050 kt, gusts 065 kt
wind radii valid over open water only
radius of 034 kt winds – 095 nm northeast quadrant
100 nm southeast quadrant
090 nm southwest quadrant
085 nm northwest quadrant
vector to 36 hr posit: 045 deg/ 11 kts

36 hrs, valid at:
281800z — 34.8n 145.1e
Max sustained winds – 050 kt, gusts 065 kt
wind radii valid over open water only
radius of 034 kt winds – 095 nm northeast quadrant
100 nm southeast quadrant
090 nm southwest quadrant
090 nm northwest quadrant
vector to 48 hr posit: 045 deg/ 16 kts

extended outlook:
48 hrs, valid at:
290600z — 37.0n 148.0e
Max sustained winds – 045 kt, gusts 055 kt
wind radii valid over open water only
becoming extratropical
radius of 034 kt winds – 075 nm northeast quadrant
075 nm southeast quadrant
070 nm southwest quadrant
065 nm northwest quadrant
vector to 72 hr posit: 050 deg/ 20 kts

72 hrs, valid at:
300600z — 41.8n 156.5e
Max sustained winds – 040 kt, gusts 050 kt
wind radii valid over open water only
extratropical

remarks:
270900z position near 31.6n 142.2e.
Tropical storm 19w (Ewiniar), located approximately 285 nm south-
southeast of Tokyo, Japan, has tracked northward at 10 knots over
the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height at 270600z is
22 feet. Next warnings at 271500z, 272100z, 280300z and 280900z.
Refer to super typhoon 18w (Jelawat) warnings (wtpn31 pgtw) for
six-hourly updates.//

Japanese:

wtpn32 pgtw 270900
MSGID / genadmin /合同台風wrncen真珠湾HI / /
首題/熱帯低気圧の警告/ /
rmks /
1。熱帯暴風雨19ワット(Ewiniar)警告NR 014
northwestpacで02アクティブな熱帯低気圧
Maxは、1分間の平均に基づいて風を持続
オープンウォーターで有効風速半径のみ

警告位置:
270600z —近く31.3n 142.2e
運動過去6時間 – 10ノットで355度
030 nmの内に正確な位置
衛星による位置中心に基づいて、位置
現在の風の分布:
最大風速 – 055カラット、突風070カラット
オープンウォーターで有効風速半径のみ
050カラット風の半径 – 050 nmの北東象限
050 nmの南東象限
050 nmの南西象限
050 nmの北西象限
034カラット風の半径 – 130 nmの北東象限
130 nmの南東象限
110nmの南西象限
110nmの北西象限
リピート仮定:31.3n 142.2e

予測:
12時間で有効:
271800z — 32.3n 142.4e
最大風速 – 055カラット、突風070カラット
オープンウォーターで有効風速半径のみ
050カラット風の半径 – 045 nmの北東象限
045 nmの南東象限
045 nmの南西象限
045 nmの北西象限
034カラット風の半径 – 120 nmの北東象限
125 nmの南東象限
110nmの南西象限
105nmの北西象限
24時間置かれているものへのベクトル:035度/ 06ノット

で有効な24時間:
280600z — 33.3n 143.2e
最大風速 – 050カラット、突風065カラット
オープンウォーターで有効風速半径のみ
034カラット風の半径 – 095 nmの北東象限
100nmの南東象限
090 nmの南西象限
085 nmの北西象限
36時間の仮定へのベクトル:045度/ 11ノット

36時間で有効:
281800z — 34.8n 145.1e
最大風速 – 050カラット、突風065カラット
オープンウォーターで有効風速半径のみ
034カラット風の半径 – 095 nmの北東象限
100nmの南東象限
090 nmの南西象限
090 nmの北西象限
045°/ 16ノット:48時間の仮定へのベクトル

拡張見通し:
48時間で有効:
290600z — 37.0n 148.0e
最大風速 – 045カラット、突風055カラット
オープンウォーターで有効風速半径のみ
温帯になってき
034カラット風の半径 – 075 nmの北東象限
075 nmの南東象限
070 nmの南西象限
065 nmの北西象限
72時間置かれているものへのベクトル:050度/ 20ノット

72時間で有効:
300600z — 41.8n 156.5e
040カラット、突風050カラット – Maxは、風を持続
オープンウォーターで有効風速半径のみ
温帯

備考:
31.6n 142.2e近く270900z位置。
約285 nmである熱帯嵐19ワット(Ewiniar)、南
東京の南東、日本は、10ノットで北上にわたって追跡した
過去6時間。 270600zにおける最大有義波高は
22フィート。 271500z、272100z、280300zと280900zで次の警告が表示されます。
ための超大型台風18ワット(Jelawat)の警告(wtpn31 pgtw)を参照してください。
6時間ごとに更新されます。/ /

U.S. media ignore French plea to U.N. to make gay sex legal

76 CRIMES

In a speech to the United Nations yesterday, French President François Hollande urged the repeal of all laws against homosexuality worldwide, such as those currently in effect in 76-plus countries.

That news went unreported in the New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times.

To read about it, you’d have to turn to online publications such as:

Hollande told the U.N.:

“France will continue to conduct all these struggles: for the abolition of the death penalty, for women’s rights to equality and dignity, for the universal decriminalization of homosexuality, which should not be recognised as a crime but, on the contrary, recognized as a…

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Jamaica’s deadly homophobia also kills heterosexuals

76 CRIMES

Jamaica’s deadly homophobia also kills heterosexuals, LGBT rights activist Maurice Tomlinson observes. Specifically, just yesterday:

“On Monday, September 24, 2012 a family’s home was firebombed, an innocent man was hacked to death and his daughter severely chopped by a machete-wielding mob when reports surfaced that two boys were found drowned after allegedly being sodomized and strangled.

“The mob claimed the son of the deceased was responsible. However, the police have found no evidence of sodomy.”

In Jamaica, The Gleaner‘s website reports about the attack:

“The mob burnt down the house, killed the man … and attacked the female relative as they are said to be the family members of a man accused of killing the little boys,” a police source told The Gleaner.

“They are contending that the boys were buggered, but there was no initial information to support this claim. The post-mortem was scheduled for today, but we…

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In his cell in Cameroon, awaiting trial for homosexuality

76 CRIMES

Arrested in June, locked up in July, Samuel Gervais Akam remains in a cell in Cameroon’s overcrowded New Bell prison, awaiting trial on charges of homosexuality.

His story, told by sources close to Akam, is an ambiguous and complex tale about a married middle-aged pastry chef whose dispute with an 18-year-old boy about money and sex landed him in prison.

It started June 24 when the two met after nearly three months of dialogue on Gayromeo, a gay dating site that is popular with gay men in Cameroon. The rendezvous was between Akam, 42, of Douala, and Arold, 18, a vendor in the nearby Deido area.

When they met, everything seemed fine and Arold agreed to sex. Afterwards, when the time came to part, Akam gave Arold 2,000 FCFA (about $4) for transportation.

Arold said that was too little. Instead, he asked for 50,000 FCFA (about $100). Annoyed, Akam agreed…

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MIRIAM BECOMES A MAJOR HURRICANE (En español aquí) – Published 240912 1553Z

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Revillagigedo Islands: There is a naval station in the south of Socorro Island, with a population of 250 (staff and families). On Clarión, there is a small naval garrison with 9 men.
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WTPZ33 KNHC 241439
TCPEP3

BULLETIN
HURRICANE MIRIAM ADVISORY NUMBER  11
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP132012
800 AM PDT MON SEP 24 2012

MIRIAM BECOMES A MAJOR HURRICANE

SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————-
LOCATION…17.7N 112.9W
ABOUT 410 MI…655 KM SSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…120 MPH…195 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 12 MPH…19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…958 MB…28.29 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
——————–
THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
——————————
AT 800 AM PDT…1500 UTC…THE EYE OF HURRICANE MIRIAM WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 17.7 NORTH…LONGITUDE 112.9 WEST.  MIRIAM IS MOVING
TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 12 MPH…19 KM/H.  THIS GENERAL MOTION
WITH A DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS…FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST AND NORTH
LATE TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 120 MPH…195
KM/H…WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  MIRIAM IS A CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE ON
THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE.  SOME ADDITIONAL
STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE TODAY…BUT A GRADUAL WEAKENING IS
FORECAST TO BEGIN ON TUESDAY.

HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 30 MILES…45 KM…FROM
THE CENTER…AND TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 115
MILES…185 KM.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 958 MB…28.29 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
———————-
SURF…SWELLS GENERATED BY MIRIAM WILL AFFECT THE SOUTH AND WEST
COASTS OF THE SOUTHERN BAJA PENINSULA DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF
DAYS.  THESE SWELLS ARE LIKELY TO CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING SURF AND
RIP CURRENT CONDITIONS.  PLEASE CONSULT PRODUCTS FROM YOUR LOCAL
WEATHER OFFICE.

NEXT ADVISORY
————-
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY…200 PM PDT.

$$
FORECASTER KIMBERLAIN

Spanish:

WTPZ33 TJSJ 241439
TCPEP3

BOLETÍN
HURACÁN MIRIAM ADVERTENCIA NUMERO 11
NWS CENTRO NACIONAL DE HURACANES MIAMI FL EP132012
800 AM PDT lun 24 de septiembre 2012

MIRIAM … SE CONVIERTE EN UN HURACAN MAYOR

RESUMEN DE LAS 800 AM PDT … 1500 UTC … INFORMACIÓN
———————————————-
UBICACIÓN … 17.7N 112.9W
ACERCA DE MI 410 … 655 KM SSW DE LA PUNTA DEL SUR DE BAJA CALIFORNIA
VIENTOS MAXIMOS SOSTENIDOS … 120 MPH … 195 KM / H
MOVIMIENTO ACTUAL … NW O 305 GRADOS A 12 MPH … 19 KM / H
PRESION MINIMA CENTRAL … 958 MB … 28.29 PULGADAS

RELOJES Y ADVERTENCIAS
——————–
NO HAY VIGILANCIAS NI AVISOS COSTEROS EN EFECTO.

DISCUSION Y PERSPECTIVAS PARA LAS PROXIMAS 48 HORAS
——————————
A LAS 800 PM PDT … 1500 UTC … EL ​​OJO DEL HURACAN MIRIAM ESTABA LOCALIZADO
CERCA DE LA LATITUD 17.7 NORTE … LONGITUD 112.9 OESTE. MIRIAM SE MUEVE
HACIA EL NOROESTE A CERCA DE 12 MPH … 19 KM / H. ESTE MOVIMIENTO GENERAL
CON UNA DISMINUCION EN LA VELOCIDAD SE ESPERA DURANTE LAS PROXIMAS 24
HORAS … SEGUIDO POR UN GIRO HACIA EL NORTE-NOROESTE Y NORTE
TARDE MARTES Y MIERCOLES.

LOS VIENTOS MAXIMOS SOSTENIDOS HAN AUMENTADO A CERCA DE 120 MPH … 195
KM / H…WITH RAFAGAS MAS ALTAS. MIRIAM ES UN HURACAN CATEGORIA TRES EN
LA SAFFIR-SIMPSON ESCALA VIENTO. ALGUNOS ADICIONALES
FORTALECIMIENTO ES POSIBLE HOY … PERO ES UN DEBILITAMIENTO GRADUAL
PREVISIÓN PARA COMENZAR EL MARTES.

Vientos huracanados EXTIENDEN HASTA 30 MILLAS … 45 KM … DEL
VIENTOS DEL CENTRO … Y FUERZA DE TORMENTA TROPICAL SE EXTIENDEN HACIA AFUERA-HASTA 115
MILLAS … 185 KM.

LA PRESION CENTRAL MINIMA ESTIMADA ES 958 MB … 28.29 PULGADAS.

RIESGOS QUE AFECTAN A LA TIERRA
———————-
SURF … MAREJADAS GENERADAS POR MIRIAM AFECTARÁ EL SUR Y OESTE
COSTAS DEL SUR PENINSULA BAJA DURANTE LOS PROXIMOS
DÍAS. ESTAS MAREJADAS SON POSIBLES PARA QUE PONEN EN PELIGRO LA VIDA Y EL SURF
RIP condiciones actuales. CONSULTE LOS PRODUCTOS DE SU LOCAL
TIEMPO DE OFICINA.

PROXIMA ADVERTENCIA
————-
ADVERTENCIA COMPLETA … 200 PM PDT.

$ $
PRONOSTICADOR Kimberlain

Fishing boat with 22 aboard collides with cargo ship, off Miyagi Pref, Japan 9 rescued, 13 missing – Published 240912 1215Z

Officials from the Japan Coast Guard have stated that a Japanese fishing has collided with a large cargo ship in the Pacific Ocean on Monday.

The accident occurred just east of northern Japan, sending the 22 members of the fishing boat crew into the sea as their boat sank. Almost half of the crew has been rescued, but 13 are still missing.

At around 2:30 AM local time on Monday morning, the Horiei Maru, a 119-ton tuna-fishing boat, collided with the Nikkei Tiger, a 25,000-ton cargo ship identified as originating from Panama.

It’s not known yet what caused the accident exactly, but the coast guard says the collision took place in waters roughly 900 kilometers (560 miles) to the east of Miyagi Prefecture. The 22 member crew was made of 17 Japanese nationals and five Indonesians.

Responding to the distress call, the Japan Coast Guard has rescued five Japanese and four Indonesians as of 7 AM, however they are maintaining their search for the remaining members of the fishing crew.

The Nikkei Tiger cargo ship is said to be undamaged, and the members of its crew are all safe. Just last week the Japan Coast Guard came to help of another ship in distress off the coast of Nagasaki Prefecture.

A freight ship had caught fire, requiring the 12-member crew, including 10 Chinese, to be rescued.

Monday, 24 September, 2012 at 0443 UTC RSOE

New SARS-like virus detected in Middle East

5 Danes hospitalised with new SARS-like virus

Five persons showing symptoms of infection from a SARS-like virus have been admitted to Odense University Hospital (OUH), central Denmark, the hospital said in a press statement Tuesday.

The five patients are currently being examined for symptoms of infection from a new corona virus, which can lead to severe respiratory disease. Corona viruses are a large family of viruses including those which cause the common cold, as well as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), an outbreak of which killed some 800 people in 2003.

The new corona virus is thought to have an incubation period lasting seven to 10 days, and has previously been found among patients who had traveled from Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

OUH Director Jens Peter Steensen said to Danish media late Tuesday that the five patients, who are all Danish residents, will be tested for the new corona virus and for a range of more common triggers of respiratory infection.

The results of these tests will be released Wednesday afternoon, Steensen said, adding the patients will be kept in isolation until then.

On Monday, the Danish Health and Medicines Authority advised persons who had traveled to Qatar or Saudi Arabia to seek medical advice if they experienced fever, cough or difficulty breathing within ten days of their return from these countries.

It followed a warning from British health officials who alerted the World Health Organization on Saturday of the new virus found in a man transferred from Qatar to the UK on Sept. 11.

Wednesday, 26 September, 2012 at 03:07 (03:07 AM) UTC RSOE

myfox8.com

LONDON (AP) — British health authorities have alerted the U.N. of a new respiratory virus that resembles SARS in a severely ill patient who recently traveled to Saudi Arabia — where another man died of a similar illness earlier this year.

The man in the new case was sickened by a coronavirus, which causes most common colds but also causes SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome. In 2003, SARS killed hundreds of people, mostly in Asia, in a short-lived outbreak.

Britain’s Health Protection Agency and the World Health Organization said in statements that the 49-year-old Qatari national became ill on Sept. 3, having previously traveled to Saudi Arabia. He was transferred from Qatar to Britain on Sept. 11 and is being treated in an intensive care unit at a London hospital for problems including kidney failure.

The Health Protection Agency said it was unaware of any ties the patient had…

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Cameroon men appeal 5-year sentence for gay sex

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Lawyers for two men seeking to overturn their five-year prison sentences for homosexuality appeared on behalf of their clients before the central appeals court in Cameroon today.

Singa Kimie (also known as Jonas Singa Kumie) and Ndjome Francky (also known as Franky Djome)
were arrested in late July 2011 by police who found them having sex in a vehicle in the Essos district of Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon.

Their lawyers in the appeal are human rights attorneys Alice Nkom et Michel Togue, both of Cameroon, and Saskia Ditisheim, president of Lawyers Without Borders Switzerland.

The court scheduled a decision on the appeal for Oct. 5 [reportedly now re-scheduled for Oct. 19].

Lawyers Without Borders has said it will send a lawyer to each trial for the crime of homosexuality in Cameroon in partnership with the local Association for the Defense of Homosexuals, or ADEFHO, which is led by Nkom.

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In Kenya, a tentative step away from homophobia

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Kenya serves as an African refuge for many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, despite its laws against homosexuality.

Even though on paper Kenyan law provides up to 14 years in prison for same-sex activity, the country is much less repressive of LGBTs than Uganda and Zimbabwe, for example.

The latest example of Kenya’s sometimes tentative steps away from homophobia is the candidacy of an openly gay man for a senate seat.

David Kuria Mbote, 40, was co-founder and former general manager of the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya, or GALCK.   If he wins the election in March 2013, he would represent Kiambu County.

As a news website of The Standard newspaper reports:

Kuria [Mbote] has an uphill task of persuading the “conservative” Kiambu community that he is the best man for the job.Despite the discriminative nature and stigmatisation by the society, which considers him an outcast, what marvels…

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South Africa: police kill two more in crackdown on strike (South Africa)

Coal Mountain

RUSTENBURG, South Africa – South African police have killed two more people in a crackdown on striking miners, labour advocates said Thursday, with the victims being a ruling party municipal councillor who died of injuries from a rubber bullet and a miner who was run over by an armoured car.

Police threatened to take further action Thursday against illegally protesting strikers at the world’s biggest platinum producer, Anglo American Platinum. Wildcat strikes continued at several other mines even as miners returned to work at the Lonmin PLC platinum mine where police killed 34 miners on Aug. 16. The violence started Aug. 10 with a wage dispute and union rivalry.

Police in two water cannon trucks and several armoured cars moved in Thursday morning on a gathering of striking Anglo American Platinum miners at a shantytown where residents set up barricades of rocks and burning tires and logs. Strike leader Evans…

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Autumn Safety Day 2012

Autumn Safety Day 2012 #Falmouth #Coastguard Rescue Team. #RNLI #Fire #Sailing #Diving #Police #WaterSafety #News

Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team - "Semper Paratus"

Autumn Safety Event is being held on Saturday 29th September 2012 from 10:00 – 15:00 at The Boathouse, Commercial Road, Penryn.

Come along and meet the teams, and speak to professioanal people about keep YOU safe. Safety Day Sept 2012

 

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Roger Mbede remains free for now in Cameroon

#LGBT #Cameroon #Africa #News/ #RogerMbede’s 3-yr prison sentence for #homosexuality remains on hold, at least for 2 mths

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A Cameroon man’s three-year prison sentence for homosexuality remains on hold, at least for two months.

Jean-Claude Roger Mbede served one year of the three-year sentence before he was released for medical treatment this summer.

His appeal was scheduled to be heard Monday (Sept. 17).

The panel of judges had changed from previous hearings and documents were missing in the case file.

The hearing was rescheduled for Nov. 19, so Mbede should be able to remain at liberty until then.

Representatives of many human rights and gay rights organizations attended yesterday’s appeal hearing, including CAMFAIDS, Humanity First Cameroon,  Affirmative Action, ACODEV, ADEFHO,  IGLHRC and Avocats Sans Frontières.

Mbede is the subject of an Amnesty International campaign for his release as well as a petition drive by he activist organization AllOut.org, which has gathered support from more than 100,000 people who have asked the Cameroonian government to keep him out…

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Eight men and a dog rescued by lifeboat following cricket match on a sand bank in mid-Solent – Published 19 Sept 2012 2120Z

Cowes RNLI went to the assistance of the UK’s weirdest cricket match on Tuesday (17 September).

(Photo: RNLI)

The eight men and a dog were all aboard an eight-metre RIB which had been returning to Cowes after taking advantage of an exceptionally low spring tide to attend a fun cricket match on a sand bank in mid-Solent . But when off Old Castle Point, East Cowes the craft broke down when its engine over-heated, and the crew reported their plight to Solent Coastguards.

Luckily Cowes lifeboat had also been one of the many craft attending the cricket match, staged on Bramble Bank, and lost no time responding to the alert. When it caught up with the now-drifting RIB a tow-rope was taken aboard by crew-member Heather Lambden and it was eventually delivered to the Island Sailing Club pontoon.

Richard O’Callaghan, helm of the lifeboat, said they had gone to the match to help provide safety cover to the 50-plus boats at the sand bank. It had remained on the scene until they were satisfied everyone had got away without any problem.

The cricket match, between representatives of sailing clubs at Cowes and Hamble, proved even more testing than usual, with the wind ensuring the sand was not so exposed on this occasion.

  • Date:
    19/09/2012
  • Author: George Chastney RNLI
    G: No word on who won the cricket match….

Search and rescue men leave UK today to cycle 3100 miles across the US for charity – Updated 22 Sept 2012 2230Z

3 men from 771 Search and Rescue squadron, based at Culdrose, Cornwall, are leaving UK today to ride 3100 miles from Oceanside, San Diego to New York Cities, Times Square.

(Photo: 3100miles.co.uk)
The Riding Team: Justin Morgan, Damian Barnes & Wayne Davey

They aim to complete the ride in 17 days following the RAAM (Race Across America) route through 12 states, 88 Counties, 350 communities and 170,000 feet of climbing.

The team are attempting to raise £20,000 for charity along the way.

The Little Harbour Children’s Hospice, St Austell, the Cornwall Air Ambulance and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund are set to benefit.

“We have been working hard raising money in supermarkets, shopping centres and even women’s clothes shops! With concerts, children’s parties, coffee mornings, auctions and much, much more planned! ”

David Beckham has shown his support for them, and the charities they are riding for, by signing a sweat shirt in May, no doubt he will be following their progress keenly.

the riding team are….

Justin Morgan, 31, serves with 771 Squadron Search and Rescue, based at Culdrose.

Damian Barnes joined the Royal Marines in 1998 and in that time I’ve worked in Jungle, Desert and Arctic environments.

Wayne Davey 34 years old, is a SWAST Paramedic who also works with 771 Squadron.

3100 Miles can found at http://www.3100miles.co.uk

And, for a taste of what these men do in their ‘day job’: http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2012/09/17/life-on-the-waves-for-corporal-justin-morgan/

(Photo: pbs.twimg.com)
22/09/12 They’re off! 3100 miles getting a send off from the locals in San Diego, USA

Donations can be made here: http://www.justgiving.com/3100miles-chsw#

#Sanba is now an area of low pressure nr N44°00′ E133°00′ at 0050Z – Updated 18 Sept 2012 0950Z

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18 Sept 2012 This is the last update for Sanba.

Typhoon Sanba Reaches Vladivostok, Russia – Floods city streets. Over ten streets were flooded in Vladivostok as typhoon Sanba reached the Russian Far Eastern city bringing there one third of monthly rainfalls norm. The Sanba emerged on September 10 near the shores of Philippines and before reaching Vladivostok it battered Japan and two Koreas leaving dozens of people homeless and cutting electricity power supplies. The administration of Vladivostok and the local emergencies services did not report any casualties and damages, but said that the storm caused a mudslide in the city, which temporarily disrupted a train connection between two local stations. Schools and kindergartens in Vladivostok continue working as usually, but it is up to parents to decide whether to take their children there during the storm. According to meteorologists, heavy rains will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday in the region with wind gusts reaching 23-28 meters per second.
Powerful typhoon Sanba lashed North and South Korea with strong wind and heavy rain, killing two people in landslides, leaving hundreds of others homeless and triggering blackouts in the South, officials said Tuesday. In North Korea, rain drenched parts of the country, including the eastern coastal city of Wonsan, but did not reach the capital, Pyongyang, which was windy Monday but spared the heavy rains that lashed the South Korean capital.
Sanba, which battered southern South Korea around midday Monday, pushed northward and moved into eastern waters, where it weakened and lost energy on Tuesday morning. North Korea didn’t get a direct hit but was affected by the storm’s outer bands. More than 3,700 homes and shops in South Korea remained without power Tuesday but officials were expected to restore power later in the day. A woman died in a landslide in southeastern South Korea, and a man died in a separate landslide. Two people were injured and about 560 people were left homeless.
Before reaching South Korea, the storm hit Japan. One man drowned in high waves, about 67,000 homes in southwestern Japan lost power and some areas flooded. There were no immediate official reports from North Korea on whether the storm caused any damage there. Dozens there were killed in a typhoon last month, and the country suffered flooding and drought earlier in the year.”  – http://globaldisasterwatch.blogspot.co.uk

Joint Typhoon Warning Center

18 Sept 2012 No warnings

17 Sept 2012

.wtpn31 pgtw 170900
msgid/genadmin/joint typhoon wrncen Pearl Harbor hi//
subj/tropical cyclone warning//
rmks/
1. Tropical storm 17w (sanba) warning nr 027
   downgraded from typhoon 17w
01 active tropical cyclone in northwestpac
Max sustained winds based on one-minute average
wind radii valid over open water only

warning position:
170600z — near 36.0n 128.6e
movement past six hours – 010 degrees at 20 kts
position accurate to within 020 nm
position based on center located by satellite
present wind distribution:
Max sustained winds – 045 kt, gusts 055 kt
wind radii valid over open water only
becoming extratropical
repeat posit: 36.0n 128.6e

forecasts:
12 hrs, valid at:
171800z — 40.7n 130.0e
Max sustained winds – 030 kt, gusts 040 kt
wind radii valid over open water only
extratropical
vector to 24 hr posit: 015 deg/ 25 kts

24 hrs, valid at:
180600z — 45.6n 131.6e
Max sustained winds – 020 kt, gusts 030 kt
wind radii valid over open water only
extratropical

remarks:
170900z position near 37.2n 128.9e.
Tropical storm 17w (sanba), located approximately 10 nm northwest of
taegu, south Korea, has made landfall and accelerated
north-northeastward at 20 knots over the past six hours. The initial
position and intensity were based on animated radar imagery from the
korean meteorological agency and from surface observations from taegu
that reported maximum winds 0f 24 gusting to 40 knots at 170400z. Ts
17w is currently at the base of the taebaek mountain range and poised
to ramp up the high and very rugged terrain. Upper level analysis
indicates the system is now embedded in the baroclinic zone and
undergoing extratropical transition. It is expected to become a cold
core low after its remnants emerge back in the Sea of Japan by tau
12.  The alternate scenario is that the system will dissipate over
land. The available numerical guidance is in tight agreement and
lends high confidence to this track forecast. This is the final
warning on this system by the joint typhoon wrncen Pearl Harbor hi.
The system will be closely monitored for signs of regeneration.    //

Korean:

wtpn31 pgtw 170900
msgid/genadmin/공동 태풍 wrncen 진주 항구 안녕 / /
subj/열 대 사이 클론 경고 / /
rmks /
1. 열 대 폭풍 17w (sanba) 경고 nr 027
태풍 17w에서 다운 그레이드
northwestpac에서 01 활성 열 대 사이 클론
최대 1 분 평균을 기반으로 하는 바람을 지속
유효한 바람 반지름 이상 오픈 워터만

경고 위치:
170600z—36.0n 근처 128.6e
과거 6 시간-20 kts에서 010도 운동
020 내 위치 nm
위치 기반으로 위성 센터
현재 바람 분포:
최대 지속 바람-045 kt, 풍속 055 kt
유효한 바람 반지름 이상 오픈 워터만
온대 되기
반복 멋 부리 다: 36.0n 128.6e

예측:
12 시간에 유효한:
171800z—40.7n 130.0e
최대 지속 바람-030 kt, 풍속 040 kt
유효한 바람 반지름 이상 오픈 워터만
온대
24 시간 하는 벡터 멋 부리 다: 015 deg / 25 kts

24 시간에 유효한:
180600z—45.6n 131.6e
최대 지속 바람-020 kt, 풍속 030 kt
유효한 바람 반지름 이상 오픈 워터만
온대

설명:
37.2n 근처 170900z 위치 128.9e.
열 대 폭풍 17w (sanba)에 위치한 약 10 nm 북서쪽의
대구, 한국, 육지 접근을 만든 있으며 가속
북한-northeastward 지난 6 시간 동안 20 노트에서. 초기
위치와 강도에서 애니메이션된 레이더 이미지에 기반 했다 합니다
한국 기상 기관 및 대구에서 표면 관찰에서
그는 최대 바람 0f 24 gusting 170400z에서 40 노트를 보고. Ts
17w 현재 태백 산맥의 기본 및 태세입니다.
높고 매우 거친 지형 방면 진입로. 상위 수준 분석
시스템은 baroclinic 영역에 포함 된 지금 나타냅니다 및
온대 전환을 겪고 있다. 감기 될 예정입니다.
코어 낮은 그것의 잔재 타우에 의해 일본 해에서 다시 등장 하는 후
12. 대체 시나리오는 시스템을 통해 낭비 것입니다.
토지입니다. 사용 가능한 숫자 지침 꽉 계약에는 고
예보이 트랙에 높은 자신감을 빌려준다. 이것은 최종
경고이 시스템에 의해 공동 태풍 wrncen 진주만 안녕하세요.
중생의 징후에 대 한 시스템을 밀접 하 게 모니터링 될 것 이다. //

Japan Meteorological agency
1216 1216 1216

LOW
Issued at 00:50 UTC, 18 September 2012

<Analyses at 18/00 UTC>
Scale
Intensity
LOW
Center position N44°00′(44.0°)
E133°00′(133.0°)
Direction and speed of movement NNE 45km/h(25kt)
Central pressure 994hPa

NW Pacific: Storm Alert issued at 17 Sep, 2012 6:00 GMT (Final Warning)

Tropical Storm SANBA (17W) currently located near 36.0 N 128.6 E is forecast to strike land to the following likelihood(s) at the given lead time(s):
Yellow Alert Country(s) or Province(s)
    South Korea
        probability for TS is 90% currently
Yellow Alert City(s) and Town(s)
    Taegu (35.9 N, 128.6 E)
        probability for TS is 90% currently
    Pusan (35.2 N, 129.1 E)
        probability for TS is 70% currently

Note that
Yellow Alert (Elevated) is CAT 1 or above to between 10% and 30% probability, or TS to above 50% probability.
CAT 1 means Typhoon strength winds of at least 74 mph, 119 km/h or 64 knots 1-min sustained.
TS means Tropical Storm strength winds of at least 39 mph, 63 km/h or 34 knots 1-min sustained.

For graphical forecast information and further details please visit http://www.tropicalstormrisk.com/

Korean:

NW 태평양: 폭풍 경고에서 9 월 17 일, 2012 6시 GMT (최종 경고)

열 대 폭풍 SANBA (17W) 현재 36.0 128.6 N E 근처에 땅을 다음 likelihood(s) 주어진된 리드 행위가 공격 전망 이다:
노란색 경고 Country(s) 또는 조건이
대한민국
TS에 대 한 확률은 현재 90% 이다.
노란색 경고 도시 (들) 및 Town(s)
대구 (35.9 128.6 N E)
TS에 대 한 확률은 현재 90% 이다.
부산 (35.2 129.1 N E)
TS에 대 한 확률은 현재 70 %

Note는
노란색 경고 (상승)는 고양이 1 또는 위의 하 10%, 30% 확률 또는 위의 50% 확률에 TS 사이.
고양이 1 적어도 74 mph, 119 km/h 또는 64 노트 1 분 지속의 태풍 힘 바람을 의미 합니다.
TS는 적어도 39 mph, 63 km/h 또는 34 노트 1 분 지속의 열 대 폭풍 강도 바람을 의미 합니다.

그래픽 예측된 정보 및 자세한 내용은 방문 하시기 바랍니다 http://www.tropicalstormrisk.com//
Press:

Stars & Stripes

By Dave Ornauer
Published: September 15, 2012 (Times are Japan Time)

Kadena has already been feeling 25-mph winds and 41-mph gusts. Ginowan, near Camp Foster and Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, reported a 43-mph gust.

It’s bound to get worse before it gets better, folks. This is a very well-organized storm, with deep convective banding and a very well-defined eye about 29 miles wide. The eye will pass about 14 miles east of Kadena at about 5 a.m., during which time one might note that the winds and rain have ceased and the dawn coming up like thunder (although your eardrums might feel like they do when you’re on a commercial jet). Again, avoid any and all temptation to go outside. The back-side winds, in the opposite direction and likely more fierce than before, will kick in at any time.

Latest wind timeline courtesy of Kadena’s 18th Wing Weather Flight:

— Sustained 35-mph winds, 8 p.m. Saturday.
— Sustained 40-mph winds, 10 p.m. Saturday.
— Sustained 58-mph winds, 2 a.m. Sunday.
— Maximum 115-mph sustained winds, 144-mph gusts, 5 a.m. Sunday.
— Winds receding below 58 mph, 2 p.m. Sunday.
— Winds receding below 40 mph, 7 p.m. Sunday.
— Winds receding below 35 mph, 9 p.m. Sunday.

Full story: http://www.stripes.com/reporters/dave-ornauer?author=Dave_Ornauer

Japanese:

キーを押します。
スター & ストライプ
デイブ Ornauer によって
公開日: 2012 年 9 月 15 日 (時間は日本時間)
嘉手納すでに 41 マイル突風と 25 マイルの風を感じています。宜野湾キャンプ ・ フォスターと普天間海兵隊航空近く 43 マイル突風を報告しました。
良いを取得する前に悪化するバインド、人々。これは深い対流バンドとは非常に明確に定義された目幅約 29 マイルの非常によく組織化の嵐です。目は時間の 1 つ、風と雨が停止していることに注意してくださいかもしれないと雷のような (あなたの鼓膜は、商業ジェットにいるときと同様感じるかもしれないが) 来る夜明けの中に約 14 マイルについて 5、嘉手納の東を通過します。また、外に任意およびすべての誘惑を避けます。背中側は、反対の方向と可能性が以前よりもより激しい風ないつでもがキックされます。
最新のタイムライン嘉手納の 18 翼天気飛行礼儀風します。
― 持続的な 35 mph の風、20 土曜日。
― 持続的な 40 マイルの風、22 土曜日。
― 持続的な 58 マイルの風、2 日曜日。
― 持続的な最大 115 マイル、5 日曜日 144 マイル突風の風します。
-14 日曜日 58 マイル以下の後退風。
- 以下 40 マイル、19 日曜日を後退風。
-21 日 35 mph 以下の後退風。
16 Sept 2012:

“Typhoon Sanba (Bagyong Karen) is now moving across the East China Sea and is aiming for the Korean Peninsula. Sanba was last located approximately 360km north of Okinawa or about 420km south southeast of Jeju Island in South Korea. Maximum sustained winds are at 175kph with gusts of up to 215kph making Sanba a Category 2 Typhoon. Sanba is moving northward at 30kph…….

Latest satellite image shows a slowly degrading appearance of Sanba. The eye is still well-defined though and convective activity is still relatively strong. The overall organization, however, is starting to become asymmetrical and is becoming more sheared as upper-level winds start to increase in this region. Together with the increasing wind shear, water temperatures in the East China Sea are getting colder and will lead to more weakening overnight……
For now though, rains are still impacting parts of the Ryukyu Islands including Amami. Radar from JMA showing the eastern bands from the storm impacting Kyushu Island as well with rainfall amounts of about 50mm or so. Winds of around 80kph are also still being reported in many places. However, for the most part, we expect the weather to continue improving in Okinawa and nearby areas tonight and into tomorrow.”
17 Sept 2012:
 KMA forecasts 232.5 mm (9.1 inches) Rain for Bukchangwon, South Korea today
 KMA 예측 232.5 m m (9.1 인치) 비 Bukchangwon, 한국에 대 한 오늘
1040 GMT/UTC @hohocho: According to YTN, Typhoon Sanba now moves out to East sea, near Gangneung, S.Korea as of 1920 KST.
YTN에 따라 태풍 Sanba 지금 이동 밖으로 동해, 강릉, 근처 1920 KST로 구

Evan Duffey, Meteorologist at AccuWeather.com
Sep 17, 2012; 5:38 AM ET

“Damaging winds, flooding rains and rough surf will continue to accompany the storm as it moves inland over South Korea on Monday. The storm should pass close enough to Kyushu to bring impacts to that Japanese island as well.

Later Monday, Sanba will likely move briefly back over the Sea of Japan before making yet another landfall in far northeastern North Korea.”

에 반 Duffey, 나눔에 기상학자
9 월 17 일, 2012; 동부 표준시 오전 5 시 38 분
“폭우와 거친 서핑 홍수 피해 바람이 계속 이동 내륙 한국에 월요일에 폭풍을 동반. 폭풍 뿐만 아니라 그 일본 섬에 영향을가지고 규슈에 충분히 가까이 전달 해야 합니다.
이후 월요일 Sanba 것입니다 가능성이 간략하게 다시 위로 이동 일본 해까지 북동부 북한에서 또 다른 상륙 하기 전에. “

Battle of Britain Day – Tribute to the #RAF (the few) – Updated 20 Sept 2012

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The Battle of Britain and the RAF today

The Battle of Britain and the RAF today

The Battle of Britain acts as a touchstone for today’s RAF. The courage and self-sacrifice of our forebears serves as a continuing inspiration to our people, and also acts as a constant reminder that the RAF’s foremost duty remains the control of the air. The threat to the UK may have changed in character, and the ongoing control of the air mission in Afghanistan takes a very different form from the air battles over Kent and Sussex 70 years ago, but the objective remains the same: to secure the free use of the air for ourselves and our allies and to deny it to our adversaries.

Eurofighter Typhoon provides the cornerstone of the RAF’s ability to guarantee control of the air, as did the Spitfire and Hurricane in 1940 The Legacy of 1940

Today’s Royal Air Force (RAF) is very different to the force that won the Battle of Britain, but its spirit, dedication and ethos remain much the same; moreover, its central purpose has not altered over the intervening 70 years. The aerial threat to the United Kingdom in 2010 may be less tangible than the menace of Hitler’s Luftwaffe, but – as the events of 9/11 proved – it is still very real, and the consequences of a successful terrorist attack would be severe. This is why – just as in the ‘Spitfire Summer’ of 1940 – the RAF’s first duty is to control the air, not only at home, to safeguard the skies above the UK, but also on expeditionary operations abroad, to guarantee the freedom of action of friendly air, land and naval forces.

This fundamental requirement was the reason why the RAF was originally created in 1918, after an independent commission into German Zeppelin and bomber raids found that the inadequacy of British defences was the result of air capabilities being provided through separate (and ancillary) elements of the Army and the Navy. Instead, the Smuts’ Report recommended that a single, dedicated entity was necessary to focus on the delivery of air power as its sole duty.

The logic remains the same today; control of the air is just too important to be left to other organisations as a secondary task. The far-sighted decision to form an independent air force meant that the necessary expertise and capability was available to achieve victory in the Battle of Britain twenty years later, ensuring the immediate survival of the nation and demonstrably altering the course of history, and was also the first step in establishing the RAF’s proud heritage as the world’s longest established air force, resulting in an unparalleled record of experience and success in every sort of military operation across the globe, right through to the key role currently being played in support of the NATO mission in Afghanistan.

The Battle of Britain was a contest for control of the air, and this remains a fundamental prerequisite for any putative military endeavour in the twenty-first century: quite simply, it enables all other activities. For example, it would be impossible to even deploy a fighting force – in its vulnerable transport ships, aircraft and land vehicles – to a crisis zone without control of the air, let alone move it freely around a theatre of operations after arrival. However, the importance of control of the air is equally clear to the enemies of the West, and they will contest it with every means at their disposal: this may result in air battles between fighter aircraft (such as in the early stages of the Gulf War in 1991), engagements between aircraft and surface-based missiles and anti-aircraft guns, or insurgent attacks on air bases and essential ground infrastructure.

Because of its investment in first-class training and capable equipment, the RAF has been successful in ensuring that British forces have not suffered any casualties from enemy air attack since the Falklands War in 1982, where the images of Royal Fleet Auxiliary Sir Galahad burning at Bluff Cove remain as the starkest possible illustration of what happens when control of the air is lost. However, the RAF has had to fight hard for control of the air in all of its campaigns since the Falklands: in the Gulf War in 1991, against Iraqi fighter aircraft and a dense network of missile and gun defences; against the highly effective Serbian air defence system during the Kosovo War in 1999, when more than 2,000 missiles were fired at NATO aircraft; and again, against the Iraqi air defence system as recently as 2003, when the Baghdad missile engagement zone remained an active threat until the final fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime.

These examples demonstrate that control of the air can never be assumed or taken for granted, and without it, the success of any military operation will be compromised. This is why combat aircraft such as the Typhoon are necessary to provide a competitive, multi-role capability, not least in deterring potential adversaries in a global environment where state-of-the-art Russian and Chinese fighter aircraft and surface-to-air missiles are freely available and widely exported, often to unstable or problematic states.

The RAF Regiment makes a major contribution to control of the air on current operations in Afghanistan

Even when our adversaries lack a conventional air force, they will still contest our ability to control the air: an RAF Hercules transport aircraft was downed by ground-fire in Iraq in 2005, and helicopters in Afghanistan are often engaged by insurgents with small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades. Additionally, aircraft have been attacked on the ground by rockets and mortar fire, which is why the specialist force protection provided by the RAF Regiment, familiar with air operations and flight profiles, is necessary to secure operating bases and landing areas.

In this way, today’s RAF Regiment gunners play as significant a part in the current battle for control of the air as the RAF’s Spitfire and Hurricane pilots did in 1940.

The wide availability of man-portable anti-aircraft missiles increases the threat and requires continuing investment in suitable defensive aids and counter-measures, particularly for slower transport aircraft and helicopters. The acquisition by the Taliban of Stinger missiles during the Soviet incursion into Afghanistan in the eighties largely negated the power of the Soviet Air Force and was a major factor in the Kremlin’s decision to abandon the campaign, illustrating both the need to invest in control of the air capabilities and the consequences of failing to do so.

At present, the most significant air threat to the United Kingdom itself is a terrorist attack, with a hijacked airliner being used as a suicide bomb. Consequently, a force of Tornado and Typhoon fighters is held at Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) all year round, day and night, with a remit to ‘scramble’ within a few minutes to intercept any aircraft entering or flying around NATO-monitored airspace around the UK without proper authorisation. The public might be surprised to know that in 2009, this happened more than once a month, on some occasions to check out airliners that were not complying with proper procedures or were failing to communicate, but also to intercept Russian patrol aircraft.

Safeguarding the UK’s skies requires dedication, professionalism and teamwork 24/7, 365 days a year

Meeting the QRA requirement is a demanding and largely unsung task, but as the attack on the World Trade Centre demonstrated, there is absolutely no margin for error. It involves the highest levels of professionalism and close teamwork, because radar stations, air traffic agencies, tanker aircraft and engineering support are all required to put the fighters in the air at the right time and in the right place.

As well as routine air defence cover, high profile events require particular attention, and the RAF’s Tornado and Typhoon fighter force, air defence ground environment (search radars and networked communications) and specialist Sentry airborne warning radar aircraft are all necessary elements of the comprehensive air defence system necessary to achieve this. A QRA commitment is also retained in the Falklands, where a small force of Typhoon fighters acts as a continuing and cost-effective deterrent to any potential incursions against the sovereignty of the Islands.

And the echoes of 1940 still resonate strongly. The highly capable air defence system that protects the UK today is clearly recognisable as a lineal descendent of the brilliantly effective ‘Dowding System’ of sector control, and some of the key battle locations even remain within the defence estate. These include RAF Northolt, the home of the RAF’s Free Polish squadrons during the battle, and a reminder of the multi-national nature of Fighter Command in 1940, a harbinger of the coalition approach to air power that is such a feature of operations today.

Photography: RAF/MOD/Crown Copyright. Text: © Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

RAF parade through Lincoln today (16 Sept 2012)(Link)

More than 70 personnel from RAF Waddington parade through Lincoln today to honour “the British and Allied forces that fought and died during the Battle of Britain”.

“It also recognises the men and women who continue to serve in the armed forces today.”

Battle of Britain – In Praise Of The RAF

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Spitfire Mk IIa P7350 of the BBMF is the only existing airworthy Spitfire that fought in the Battle of Britain.
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“The gratitude of every home in our Island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty, goes out to the British airmen who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of the World War by their prowess and by their devotion.

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British Prime Minister Winston Churchill

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”

Winston Churchill addressing England’s House of Commons, August 20, 1940

Close to 3,000 RAF fliers took to the skies in the Battle of Britain. More than 500 were killed; around 80 percent of those lost were Britons. The chance of any of The Few ever being forgotten by the nation they helped save, meanwhile, is absolutely zero. –  Time Life (More here)

Battle of Britain Day

15 September 1940

The most decisive confrontation of the Battle of Britain took place in the skies above London on 15 September.

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The average age of an RAF pilot in 1940 was 20. The strain they were under is clearly written on the face of Squadron Leader B J E ‘Sandy’ Lane (centre), pictured here aged 23. He was killed in combat 2 years later. (IWM CH1366)
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Explore the key events of the Battle of Britain with clips from over 50 years of BBC television and radio programmes

The Battle of Britain was the German air force’s attempt to gain air superiority over the RAF from July to September 1940. Their ultimate failure was one of the turning points of World War Two and prevented Germany from invading Britain.

Extensive Battle of Britain material from the BBC here (Link)

Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum DFC and Group Captain Patrick Tootal OBE DL RAF (Ret’d) give their views on Battle of Britain Sunday at The Royal Air Force Club and the memorial service at Westminster Abbey and St. Clement Danes. Highlights from the day include footage of a Spitfire flypast and young Royal Air Force members admiring The Bomber Command Memorial in Piccadilly. (Posted on Youtube by The Royal Air Force Club)

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Deepening maritime mystery: Second Filipino sailor dies on “Sage Sagittarius” – Updated 14 Sept 2012 1400Z

The “Sage Sagittarius” has been diverted to Port Kembla, south of Sydney, as the Australian Federal Police investigate a deepening maritime mystery.

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“Sage Sagittarius”
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A Filipino seaman went missing 430 nautical miles from Cairns on Aug Aug 31 as the ship sailed through the Timor Sea.

The crew member who met foul play may have been preparing to complain about his working conditions. The rest of the crew then barricaded themselves in a secure part of the ship.

The situation appears to be that a seafarer was lost over the side in the Timor Sea, probably around 400 nautical miles north of Cairns.

A search failed to find anybody in the waters. Subsequently the crew were very frightened.

They had gathered together in one cabin in what was described as a citadel situation similar to what would happen if the ship was under attack from piracy.

The company had sent two company representatives and two security guards on board to try to ascertain the situation and protect the crew.

The Australian Federal Police has confirmed it is investigating the matter.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority alerted the police on Sep 3, 2012. – vesseltracker.com

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Update:

The Maritime Union says a Filipino crew member who met foul play on a ship bound for Australia may have been preparing to complain about his working conditions.

The commercial coal ship, the Sage Sagittarius, was about 430 nautical miles from Cairns last Thursday when the seafarer went overboard.

The Sage Sagittarius is now docked at Port Kembla and the Australian Federal Police are conducting enquiries.abc.net.au (Click link for more)

Update 14 Sept 2012:

Second sailor dies on coal ship

New South Wales Police are investigating the suspicious death of a crewman on board one of the world’s largest coal carrying ships which docked in Newcastle today.

It is the second mysterious death on the ship, the Sage Sagittarius, in as many weeks.

In the first incident a crew member disappeared off the ship while it was sailing north of Cairns in the Timor Sea.

Today, ambulance officers worked in vain hoping to save the second Filipino crewman’s life shortly after the ship docked.

When they failed and the man died, police sealed the ship off and declared it a crime scene.

They are remaining tight-lipped about what happened.

abc.net.au (More here)

Isang Pilipino mandaragat nagpunta nawawalang 430 pangkaragatang milya mula sa Cairns noong Aug Agosto 31 ng barko ang sailed sa pamamagitan ng Sea Timor.

Ang mga miyembro ng crew na nakilala hindi tamang gawain ay maaaring ay naghahanda upang magreklamo tungkol sa kanyang mga kondisyon sa pagtatrabaho. Ang natitira ng crew, barricaded ang kanilang sarili sa isang secure na bahagi ng barko.

Ang sitwasyon ay lilitaw upang maging isang mandaragat ay nawala sa ibabaw ng bahagi sa Timor Sea, marahil sa paligid ng 400 pangkaragatang milya hilaga ng Cairns.

Isang Nabigo ang paghahanap upang mahanap ang sinuman sa tubig. Magkakasunod crew ay napaka-takot.

Sila ay natipon magkasama sa isang cabin sa kung ano ay inilarawan bilang isang muog sitwasyon na katulad sa kung ano ang mangyayari kung ang barko ay sa ilalim ng atake mula sa pandarambong sa dagat.

Ang kumpanya ay ipinadala dalawang kinatawan ng kumpanya at dalawang Guards ng seguridad sa board upang subukan upang alamin ang sitwasyon at protektahan ang crew.

Ang Australian Federal Police nakumpirma ito ay sinisiyasat ang mga bagay.

Ang Australian Maritime Safety Authority inalertuhan ng pulis sa Set 3, 2012. – Vesseltracker.com

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I-update:

Ang Maritime Union sabi ni isang Pilipino na miyembro ng crew na nakilala ang hindi tamang gawain sa isang barko nakatali para sa Australia ay maaaring ay naghahanda upang magreklamo tungkol sa kanyang mga kondisyon sa pagtatrabaho.

Ang komersyal na barko ng karbon, ang Sage Sagittarius, ay tungkol sa 430 pangkaragatang milya mula sa Cairns huling Huwebes kapag mandaragat ang nagpunta itapon sa dagat.

Ang Sage Sagittarius ay ngayon naka-dock sa Port Kembla at ang Australian Federal Police ay pagsasagawa ng mga katanungan. – Abc.net.au (I-click ang link para sa karagdagang)

I-update ang 14 Set 2012:

Pangalawa mandaragat namatay sa karbon barko

New South Wales Police sinisiyasat ang kahina-hinalang pagkamatay ng isang crewman sa board isa sa pinakamalaking karbon sa mundo na nagdadala barko kung saan naka-dock sa Newcastle ngayon.

Ito ay ang pangalawang kamatayan mahiwaga sa barko, ang Sage Sagittarius, sa maraming mga linggo.

Sa unang insidente ng crew miyembro Naglaho off ang barko habang ito ay sailing hilaga ng Cairns sa Timor Sea.

Ngayon, ambulansiya opisyal na nagtrabaho sa pagka-umaasa upang i-save ang pangalawang Pilipino crewman ng buhay sa ilang sandali lamang matapos ang barko ang naka-dock.

Kapag Nabigo sila at tao ang namatay, pulis selyadong ang barko at ipinahayag ito ng isang krimen pinangyarihan.

Natitirang mga ito ay walang imik tungkol sa kung ano ang nangyari.

abc.net.au (More here)
Update:

Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:00pm AEST

Police say the Panama-flagged coal carrying ship Sage Sagittarius is free to leave Newcastle.

I-update:

Lun Set 17, 2012 17:00 AEST

Sinasabi ng mga pulis ang Panama-flag ang karbon na nagdadala ng barko Sage Sagittarius-atubiling umalis Newcastle.

Tropical Storm KRISTY: Life-threatening surf & rip conditions for California, US – Published 16 Sept 2012 1210Z

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Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center
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Tropical Storm Public Advisory

Statement as of 2:00 am PDT on September 16, 2012

 
...Kristy expected to become a remnant low soon...
summary of 200 am PDT...0900 UTC...information
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location...24.1n 117.0w
about 455 mi...735 km WNW of the southern tip of Baja California
maximum sustained winds...40 mph...65 km/h
present movement...NW or 315 degrees at 9 mph...15 km/h
minimum central pressure...1004 mb...29.65 inches
watches and warnings
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there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
Discussion and 48-hour outlook
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at 200 am PDT...0900 UTC...the center of Tropical Storm Kristy was
located near latitude 24.1 north...longitude 117.0 west. Kristy is
moving toward the northwest near 9 mph...15 km/h.  A turn toward the
northwest and north with a decrease in forward speed is expected
later today and Monday.  A turn toward the northeast is forecast by
Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph...65 km/h...with higher
gusts.  Slow weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours...and
Kristy is likely to become a remnant low by early Monday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles...150 km
from the center.
The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb...29.65 inches.
Hazards affecting land
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surf...swells generated by Kristy will still affect portions of
southern Baja California during the next day or so. These swells
could cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
Please consult products from your local weather office.
Next advisory
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next complete advisory...800 am PDT.

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Forecaster Kimberlain

Pakistan: Horrific Karachi factory fire kills more than 289 – Updated 12 Sept 2012 1508Z

More than 190 people are now known to have died in a fire at a garment factory in the southern Pakistan city of Karachi, police have told the BBC.

The blaze broke out on Tuesday evening. Many other people were injured, including some who jumped from the burning building.

Some 40 firefighting vehicles were needed to tackle the blaze, an official told local media.

A fire earlier on Tuesday at a shoe factory in Lahore killed 25 people. (Link to story)

The Lahore fire was attributed to a faulty electricity generator. Medical officials said some people had died of suffocation while others were burned alive as the fire took hold.

– BBC News (Link to full story/video in English)

12 Sept 2012 1508Z: Death toll rises to at least 289. Rescue work contin­ues as death toll expect­ed to rise

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I was sitting in my sixth-grade science classroom chatting carelessly with my table-mates when our school’s Dean entered the room with a look of sullen shock on his face. He proceeded to tell us of the horrific attacks that had just occurred in New York City. A silent panic swept over the room.

Every American old enough to remember 9/11 has a similar memory. It is a memory ingrained by fear, forever in their minds of where they were and what they were doing the minute they learned of or witnessed the 9/11 tragedies eleven years ago.

With those grief-stricken recollections there is also the remembrance of the unity, bravery, and self sacrifice that such a devastating event brought out in the American spirit.

Members of the American Red Cross of Greater New York rushed to the scene after the first plane hit the North Tower. Throughout the disaster volunteers…

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