Western Pacific – IFAWPCA http://ifawpca.org/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 06:38:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ifawpca.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1-150x150.png Western Pacific – IFAWPCA http://ifawpca.org/ 32 32 Epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific as of 15 November 2022 – World https://ifawpca.org/epidemic-and-emerging-disease-alerts-in-the-pacific-as-of-15-november-2022-world/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 05:52:54 +0000 https://ifawpca.org/epidemic-and-emerging-disease-alerts-in-the-pacific-as-of-15-november-2022-world/ American Samoa: As of November 6, 2022, a total of 8,260 cases of COVID-19 and 34 deaths have been reported by the American Samoa Ministry of Health. – Source: Weekly Situation Report – Government of American Samoa Department of Health (reporting period 31 October to 6 November 2022). Australia: Over the past week, 54,661 cases […]]]>
  • American Samoa: As of November 6, 2022, a total of 8,260 cases of COVID-19 and 34 deaths have been reported by the American Samoa Ministry of Health. – Source: Weekly Situation Report – Government of American Samoa Department of Health (reporting period 31 October to 6 November 2022).

  • Australia: Over the past week, 54,661 cases of COVID-19 have been reported across Australia, an average of 7,809 cases per day. Blue alert is changed to red alert. Source: Department of Health, Australian Government accessed November 15, 2022.

  • Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas (CNMI): As of November 14, 2022, a total of 13,217 cases of COVID-19 and 41 deaths have been reported by the CNMI*. *– Source: personal communication with national officials on November 14, 2022.

  • Cook Islands: As of 1 November 2022, a total of 6,475 cases of COVID-19 and 1 death have been reported by the Cook Islands Ministry of Health. Source: Personal communication with national officials on November 9, 2022.

  • Federated States of Micronesia (FSM): As of November 4, 2022, a total of 22,032 cases of COVID-19 and 58 deaths have been reported by the FSM Department of Health and Social Welfare. – Source: FSM COVID-19 Update (FSM Department of Health and Social Affairs) on November 04, 2022.

  • Fiji: As of 10 November October 2022, a total of 68,287 cases of COVID-19 and 878 deaths have been reported in Fiji. – Source: PRESS RELEASE – MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES accessed November 15, 2022.

  • French Polynesia: As of November 14, 2022, a total of 76,974 cases of COVID-19 and 650 deaths have been reported in French Polynesia.– Source: Coronavirus – The Presidency of French Polynesia (presidence.pf) accessed November 15, 2022.

  • Guam: As of November 14, 2022, a total of 59,039 cases of COVID-19 and 406 deaths have been reported by the Guam Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHSS).– Source: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information – GHS OCD | Government of Guam accessed November 15, 2022.

  • Hawaii: As of November 9, 2022, a total of 364,122 cases of COVID-19 and 1,716 deaths have been reported by the Hawaii Department of Health*. *- Source: State of Hawaii, Department of Health accessed November 15, 2022.

  • Kiribati: As of October 9, 2022, a total of 4,866 cases of COVID-19 and 13 deaths have been reported by the government of Kiribati. – Source: Personal communication with national officials on October 18, 2022.

  • Nauru: As of 12 November 2022, a total of 4,618 cases of COVID-19 and 1 death have been reported by the Government of the Republic of Nauru. The Government of the Republic of Nauru has identified four local cases of COVID-19 which are directly linked to the first case identified on November 10. Additionally, apart from this local group, three other travelers recently arrived from Australia tested positive for COVID-19. Blue alert is changed to red alert. – Source: The Government of the Republic of Nauru accessed November 15, 2022.

  • New Caledonia: As of November 15, 2022, a total of 74,818 cases of COVID-19 and 314 deaths have been reported by the government of New Caledonia*.–* Source: News Covid-19 | Government of New Caledonia accessed November 15, 2022.

  • New Zealand: As of November 14, 2022, a total of 1,894,029 cases of COVID-19 and 2,154 deaths have been reported by the New Zealand Ministry of Health. The blue alert turns into a red alert.– Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health accessed November 15, 2022.

  • Niue: As of November 12, 2022, a total of 87 cases of COVID-19 have been reported by the government of Niue. Source: Government of Niue accessed November 15, 2022.

  • Papua New Guinea: As of November 11, 2022, a total of 45,773 COVID-19 cases and 668 deaths have been reported in PNG. – Source: Government of Papua New Guinea accessed November 15, 2022.

  • Palau: As of November 11, 2022, a total of 5,572 cases of COVID-19 and 7 deaths have been reported by the Republic of Palau. – Source: https://www.palauhealth.org/MOHpages/MOHDengueSituation1.aspx accessed November 15, 2022.

  • Pitcairn Islands: A total of 4 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Pitcairn Islands. – Source: COVID-19 situation at WHO – Western Pacific Region accessed November 15, 2022.

  • Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI): As of November 6, 2022, a total of 15,386 cases of COVID-19 and 17 deaths have been reported by the RMI Department of Health and Human Services. – Source: RMI Ministry of Health and Social Servicesaccessed November 15, 2022.

  • Samoa: As of October 19, 2022, a total of 15,946 cases of COVID-19 and 29 deaths have been reported by the Samoan government. *- *Source: Government of Samoa accessed November 15, 2022.

  • Solomon Islands: As of 10 November 2022, Solomon Islands has continued to see an increase in the number of locally detected COVID-19 cases, since the removal of some border measures in October. During the period from October 24 to November 8, 2022, a total of 360 cases were reported in the provinces of Honiara and Temotu. Blue alert is changed to red alert. – Source: Third Wave of COVID-19 Outbreaks, Surveillance Report No. 1 (report period: October 24 to November 8, 2022).

  • Tonga: As of August 31, 2022, a total of 16,182 cases of COVID-19 and 12 deaths have been reported by the Ministry of Health. – Source: Personal communication with national officials on October 28, 2022.

  • Tuvalu: As of 14 November 2022, a total of 1,236 cases of COVID-19 have been reported by the Tuvalu Ministry of Health, Social Welfare and Gender Affairs. The average test positivity rate for November 11 and 12 is 46% and community transmission has been reported in three of the outer islands – Nui, Nukufetau and Vaitupu. – Source: Tuvalu Ministry of Health; Tuvalu COVID-19 Situation report #4 (14 November 2022).

  • Vanuatu: As of October 31, 2022, a total of 11,951 cases of COVID-19 and 14 deaths have been reported by the Ministry of Health. A star is added. – Source: COVID-19 Dashboard for Vanuatu accessed November 15, 2022.

  • Wallis and Futuna: As of November 9, 2022, a total of 3,416 cases of COVID-19 and 7 deaths have been reported by the government of Wallis and Futuna*.*There is one new community-acquired case of COVID-19. – Source: Personal communication with national officials on November 14, 2022.

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    Fishing rules hearing at monument erected for Oahu https://ifawpca.org/fishing-rules-hearing-at-monument-erected-for-oahu/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 17:06:00 +0000 https://ifawpca.org/fishing-rules-hearing-at-monument-erected-for-oahu/ Nov. 9 – A public hearing to discuss fishing regulations at the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument will be held on Oahu as fisheries managers decide how to encourage non-commercial fishing in the monument. A public hearing to discuss fishing regulations at the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument will be held on Oahu as fisheries managers decide […]]]>

    Nov. 9 – A public hearing to discuss fishing regulations at the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument will be held on Oahu as fisheries managers decide how to encourage non-commercial fishing in the monument.

    A public hearing to discuss fishing regulations at the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument will be held on Oahu as fisheries managers decide how to encourage non-commercial fishing in the monument.

    The meeting will take place Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Hibiscus Ballroom at the Ala Moana Hotel, the latest in a series of public hearings that have been held across the state.

    The Western Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Council, or Wespac, decided in September to hold public hearings on a package of proposed regulations for non-commercial fishing in the Papahanaumokuakea Monument Expansion Area following concerns about regulations.

    Wespac wants to encourage fishing by Native Hawaiians in the monument, but the proposed regulations contemplate the implementation of “customary exchange”, a type of subsistence fishing that would allow anglers to catch fish, bring them home and share it within the community.

    Customary exchange is one of the main problems for opponents of fishing regulations.

    They said there was no tradition of fishing the monument, which is in federal waters around the northwestern Hawaiian Islands, and bringing the catch home. Native Hawaiians used to go there for important occasions.

    “My grandfather was one of those fishermen from Kauai. It was the ultimate trip, escaping French Frigate Shoals with a fleet of fishing boats – it was like a quest for them,” said member Pelika Andrade. from the Papaha naumokuakea Native. Hawaiian Cultural Working Group. “It was not there to exploit and live off fishing.”

    The task force had testified to Wespac in September against the use of the customary exchange.

    Customary exchange could also include cost recovery methods, which would allow fishers to be reimbursed for customary exchange fishing trips.

    Opponents say cost recovery could easily be exploited to allow commercial fishing under the guise of non-commercial fishing. Commercial fishing is prohibited in the 580,000 square mile monument, the largest fully protected conservation area in the world.

    “We are afraid of what these small flaws could lead to, especially when these options are not well defined. … I feel like this could be a Trojan horse,” said Kekuewa Kikiloi, associate professor at Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawaii.

    Wespac staff were not immediately available for comment, but a spokesperson said at public hearings – held so far in Maui, Hawaii Island, Kauai and Molokai – attendees wanted to have access to the monument to fish.

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has initiated a process to consider designating Papa Hanaumokuakea as a National Marine Sanctuary, giving Wespac an opportunity to write fishing regulations for it.

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    China slams UK trade minister’s visit to Taiwan https://ifawpca.org/china-slams-uk-trade-ministers-visit-to-taiwan/ Mon, 07 Nov 2022 10:05:34 +0000 https://ifawpca.org/china-slams-uk-trade-ministers-visit-to-taiwan/ BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday slammed the visit to Taiwan by British trade policy minister Greg Hands, the latest foreign official to defy Beijing’s warnings about contact with the autonomous island republic. China claims Taiwan as its own territory and threatens to annex it by force. It also seeks to isolate it diplomatically, requiring […]]]>

    BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday slammed the visit to Taiwan by British trade policy minister Greg Hands, the latest foreign official to defy Beijing’s warnings about contact with the autonomous island republic.

    China claims Taiwan as its own territory and threatens to annex it by force. It also seeks to isolate it diplomatically, requiring governments with which it has formal relations to respect its “one China” principle.

    The UK should “sincerely respect China’s sovereignty, uphold the one-China principle, end all forms of official contact with Taiwan, and stop sending the wrong signals to Taiwan separatist forces,” it said. Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a daily press briefing.

    The British government said Hands was on a two-day visit during which he would meet Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and co-host the 25th annual trade talks between the parties. China has imposed visa bans and other forms of retaliation against foreign officials and governments who expand their contacts in Taiwan.

    Taiwan maintains official diplomatic relations with only 14 countries and is excluded from the United Nations and other major multinational groups at Beijing’s insistence. Yet its thriving democracy, high-tech economy and strategic Asia-Pacific location have drawn strong support despite Beijing’s condemnations and threats.

    Following a visit to Taiwan by Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House and Second in the Presidency, China fired missiles over Taiwan in the Western Pacific and positioned planes and ships nearby in a virtual blockade of the island.

    These steps seem to have had little effect and visits by European and North American elected officials have continued.

    Referring to Tsai’s ruling party and its strong support from the United States and other Western democracies, Zhao warned Taiwanese officials that “their attempt to seek independence with foreign support is doomed.” .

    Beijing’s close ties with Moscow after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine further complicated matters.

    Latvia and Estonia have quit a China-backed forum aimed at boosting ties with Eastern European countries following China’s strengthening of ties with Russia. China has refused to criticize Russia for its attack on Ukraine and has condemned the economic sanctions imposed on Moscow by the West.

    Russia’s struggles in Ukraine have meanwhile refocused attention on China’s possible military intentions towards Taiwan. This prompted a focus on the island’s combat forces and technology to thwart Chinese aggression.

    Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.

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    Larry Connor is back. This time with a parachute jump world record https://ifawpca.org/larry-connor-is-back-this-time-with-a-parachute-jump-world-record/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 21:41:51 +0000 https://ifawpca.org/larry-connor-is-back-this-time-with-a-parachute-jump-world-record/ It’s true. Larry Connor is back. Earlier this year, the founder and managing partner of real estate firm Connor Group in Miami Twp., local philanthropist, sports adventurer, and ardent basketball supporter Dayton Flyers piloted the first all-private mission (called Axiom 1) to Station international space. Last year he completed three dives to the deepest depths […]]]>

    It’s true.

    Larry Connor is back.

    Earlier this year, the founder and managing partner of real estate firm Connor Group in Miami Twp., local philanthropist, sports adventurer, and ardent basketball supporter Dayton Flyers piloted the first all-private mission (called Axiom 1) to Station international space.

    Last year he completed three dives to the deepest depths of the planet’s oceans – descending to 35,856 feet in the Marianna Trench in the western Pacific Ocean.

    For decades he piloted cars, all-terrain vehicles, airplanes, climbed some of the highest mountains in the world and rafted around the globe.

    This time, he and the four USAF Pararescue jumpers he joined attempted to set two world records with their HALO (high altitude, low opening) jumps, or, as they are otherwise known, military free falls.

    Think of those jaw-dropping scenes of James Bond in “Tomorrow Never Dies” or Tom Cruise in “Mission Impossible Fallout.”

    Or there are moments you’ve never seen: clandestine special forces land in Laos during the Vietnam War, in Afghanistan just after 9/11 or in Somalia to free hostages taken by pirates.

    Although it wasn’t a silver screen or a salvage business, Connor’s HALO jump ended the same way as the others.

    At low altitude—his own at around 3,500 feet—his parachute finally opened.

    And he didn’t do it just once. Counting training and preliminary efforts, he estimated he had made 21 jumps.

    He set one, which will soon be an officially verified world record. At 72 – although still 36 – he became the oldest person to perform a HALO jump.

    The other world record eluded the group although they landed the jump they wanted.

    They were trying to break the highest altitude training record. Connor and two others jumped out of the plane in unison, each holding the other’s arms. Then two more skydivers jumped behind them, continued their freefall formation, and managed to link arms for a brief five-person setup.

    They had an official judge certified by the Guinness Book of World Records on hand, but it was later discovered that another group had performed the 33,000ft formation jump seven years earlier, although they did not. have not registered with Guinness.

    “So we’re going to come back in May and do it again – this time from 34,000 feet – and get the record,” Connor said. “We will not be deterred.”

    Find new challenges

    HALO jumps were first developed in the 1960s for military use as a means of transporting personnel, equipment and supplies. To minimize risk, transport aircraft are flown at high altitude above surface-to-air missile engagement levels in enemy skies.

    There are special challenges for jumpers. At high altitudes, the partial pressure of oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere is low, which can lead to hypoxia, a lack of oxygen reaching body tissues.

    At altitudes like the 34,000 feet that Connor predicted for May, temperatures can be minus 50 degrees and jumpers can suffer frostbite if not properly protected.

    Although he made a few attempts at skydiving nearly 30 years ago, Connor knew little about Special Forces Pararescue operators who do HALO jumps until he trained for the Ax-I mission. in the space.

    “God forbid, something went wrong and we had to deorbit and we ended up with what NASA called an unsupported landing,” Connor said. “We could end up off the coast of Africa, and those guys would have been the ones who came for us.

    “As part of our training, they put us in a fake capsule and stuck us 10 miles off the coast of Florida in the middle of the ocean. These guys came in a C-130, bailed out the rear with all their gear, hit the ocean and came our way.

    The next thing Connor knew, he was being lifted 150 feet into a waiting helicopter. He was impressed with the team, spoke to the CEO of the Florida-based company – Operator Solutions – and soon this latest project took hold.

    As for those who think Connor is tempting fate, he insists he isn’t:

    “It’s anything but a daredevil and risky business, because if it were, I wouldn’t be doing it. I think you can manage the risk and that’s what we did here.

    But later in our chat, Conner admitted that before joining that company he had looked at another one: “But they had a guy killed last year…so that wasn’t a good endorsement .”

    The only problem he had this time came from the landing.

    “You don’t just fall,” he said. “With these parachutes, you kind of dive into a landing. And when you hit the ground, you kind of exhaust it.

    “My problem was that I had injured my leg the week before. And this time I grabbed my leg as I tried to pull it out and tore my adductor (groin) muscle.

    “It’s a pretty big tear and it was painful, but I’m doing rehab every day now and should be healed in eight to 12 weeks.”

    With that in mind, one of his close friends had a question:

    ‘Was it worth it?’

    Connor smiled, “I said, ‘Absolutely! “”

    “I just think it’s a state of mind”

    Connor said someone else recently asked, “Why are you doing this?”

    His response: “Why not? The first step is to believe that there is a possibility that you can do it.

    “I think too many people set too many imposed limits. They spend too much time talking about what they can’t do rather than what they could do.

    As for keeping age at bay, Connor said: “I just think it’s a state of mind. I chose not to think about it and I’m sure I’m not using it as an excuse. I think when you stop fully engaging with life is when you start dying.

    “The way I see it, I try to live one life every five years.”

    And right now, his life is pretty full. Along with his family and business — which is growing with an additional 22,000 square feet of office space, another aircraft hangar and 35-40 other jobs — his new school, The Greater Dayton School, opened this fall as the first non-religious private school. school ever built in Ohio to teach underprivileged children exclusively.

    It is holding classes for the first 85 students at a temporary site on South Wilkinson Street in downtown Dayton until the new school, built at Deeds Point, is complete, likely in 14 months.

    “I truly believe this will be a game-changing endeavor where we show that when underfunded children are given an equal playing field – when they are given the resources they need from a teacher’s perspective and from a learning – they can perform just as well, if not better than any other peer group.

    “And I’ll bet literally any amount of money that 10 years from now this will be the model of what you can do in any community in America.”

    As for him, once he’s finished rehab, he’ll begin preparations for that HALO world record jump.

    And then there’s a possibility that in a year or two he could fly another longer mission to the International Space Station.

    But that’s in the future and before he left his office for rehab, he wanted to talk about something more immediate:

    Dayton Flyers basketball.

    The season opens in two days and, as always, he has front-row subscriptions just behind the UD bench.

    He knows the team well and there was a hint of excitement in his voice as he offered:

    “It could be a very good year. I can not wait to be there.

    So much for the sunsets. It was an early sunrise.

    As he said, “The first step is to believe.”

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    Public opinion solicited on fishing regulations https://ifawpca.org/public-opinion-solicited-on-fishing-regulations/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 10:05:00 +0000 https://ifawpca.org/public-opinion-solicited-on-fishing-regulations/ A series of public meetings hosted by the Western Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Council will be held throughout November to review fishing regulations for the Northwest Hawaiian Islands Monument Expansion Area, or MEA. . The MEA is adjacent to the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument and was expanded in 2016 under President Barack Obama to include […]]]> ]]> WWII veteran honored with Purple Heart flag on 98th birthday https://ifawpca.org/wwii-veteran-honored-with-purple-heart-flag-on-98th-birthday/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 20:15:57 +0000 https://ifawpca.org/wwii-veteran-honored-with-purple-heart-flag-on-98th-birthday/ To celebrate Eli Soblick’s 98th birthday on Saturday, his Hempstead Synagogue and area veterans honored the wounded World War II man with a Purple Heart flag. The ceremony took place at Congregation Beth Israel in Cathedral Gardens, where a handful of veterans draped the purple flag around his shoulders. Some 40 members of the congregation […]]]>

    To celebrate Eli Soblick’s 98th birthday on Saturday, his Hempstead Synagogue and area veterans honored the wounded World War II man with a Purple Heart flag.

    The ceremony took place at Congregation Beth Israel in Cathedral Gardens, where a handful of veterans draped the purple flag around his shoulders. Some 40 members of the congregation erupted in applause and a congratulatory chant of “Mazel tov, mazel tov, mazel tov”.

    The flag, bearing the distinctive Purple Heart medal symbol, read: “Honoring America’s Combat Wounded Veterans.”

    Soblick, speaking in a low, hissing voice, had a simple but profound reaction to the spotlight.

    “Overwhelmed,” he said. “Overwhelmed.”

    Raised in Brooklyn, Soblick said he joined the military when he was just a teenager. He served as a combat infantryman in the Pacific Islands. He was injured while serving on Angaur Island in the Western Pacific.

    “I was hit by shrapnel,” he said, pointing to his neck and back. The injuries were not life-threatening, so he was dressed and sent back to the front, he said. He later received a Purple Heart for the injury.

    Soblick, who left the service as a staff sergeant, added, “I earned my stripes in combat.”

    Bob Chiappone, commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart for Long Island, presented the flag.

    “World War II veterans, there aren’t many left,” he said. “We are honored to be here. He is our hero.”

    The ceremony was a proud moment for the congregation, said synagogue president Richard Krauss.

    “He’s a man who served his country,” Krauss said. “We are honored to have a man like that.”

    After the war, Soblick became an educator at the New York School of Printing, now known as the High School of Graphic Communication Arts. These days, his challenges are those that come with time and age. He is legally blind, has lost much of his hearing and wears a pacemaker, but still gets around with a red walker on wheels. He also has a 24-hour assistant, Winsome Callum.

    Callum was by her side throughout the ceremony. When the vets draped the flag around her shoulders, she said she felt the tears welling up.

    “Some days are good, some are not,” she said of her health. “Today is good.”

    It wasn’t the first time the community had rallied around Soblick. Nassau County lawmakers named him “Senior Citizen of the Year” for 2012, citing his volunteer work with young and old.

    Gary Glick, commander of the New York chapter of Jewish Veterans of the United States, recalled visiting Soblick a few years ago at his home. Soblick’s wife, Doris, had died in 2013.

    Glick said the house was a mess. The ceiling tiles were collapsing. The refrigerator handle was taped in place. The cabinet doors came loose in his hand, he said.

    “The house was a disaster. He wasn’t taken care of,” said Glick, who contacted the Rebuilding Together Long Island group, which helped fix the place.

    Soblick moved to Franklin Square in 1955. He and his wife had two children, daughter Ronnie and son Douglas. His 50-year-old neighbour, Anna Maria Barone, also attended Saturday’s ceremony.

    “He’s my best neighbor,” Barone, 73, said. “If I needed anything, he was there. Now it’s my turn to pay back.”

    Soblick, for her part, shared her thoughts on living a long life.

    “I worked hard and was good with others,” he said.

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    Wet weather and cooler temperatures in the Pacific Northwest will continue through November https://ifawpca.org/wet-weather-and-cooler-temperatures-in-the-pacific-northwest-will-continue-through-november/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 05:58:52 +0000 https://ifawpca.org/wet-weather-and-cooler-temperatures-in-the-pacific-northwest-will-continue-through-november/ Wet weather and cooler temperatures will continue to impact the Pacific Northwest of the United States well into November, meteorologists say. The weather events are fueled by a so-called “storm train”, which has been flying over the region for several days already, halting the unusually hot and dry start to the fall season. In the […]]]>

    Wet weather and cooler temperatures will continue to impact the Pacific Northwest of the United States well into November, meteorologists say.

    The weather events are fueled by a so-called “storm train”, which has been flying over the region for several days already, halting the unusually hot and dry start to the fall season.

    In the next few days there is a risk of flooding in the days and weeks to come.

    The weather train is the same as the storm systems affecting the region earlier this week, based on previous forecasts from the National Weather Service (NWS) and was also covered by Nature World News on Wednesday October 26.

    Initial weather reports indicated that precipitation associated with the storm would bring beneficial rains, especially to areas of the American West hit by drought and wildfires.

    The weather forecast is released after the system cleared the smoky skies of Seattle, Washington only in the space of several hours.

    Wet weather and cold temperatures in the northwest are also expected to affect surrounding regions, including the Rocky Mountains.

    In reiteration, the bad weather is also expected to bring relief to river systems feeding the Mississippi River further out in the eastern United States.

    The forecast also follows a recent report by the NWS last week of a major change in weather patterns affecting the northwest and western United States as a whole, resulting in inclement weather and below average temperatures. .

    Such a change is expected as the country is already halfway through its journey of the fall season and ahead of the winter season in December when temperatures are expected to drop further.

    Pacific Northwest Storm Train

    (Photo: Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)

    AccuWeather Meteorologists said the storm train will allow the ongoing wet and cool pattern to persist, in which over the past week downpours and mountain snow have been brought on.

    Over the coming weekend, meteorologists expect more to come as a major Pacific Ocean storm system crashes onto the shore.

    The dominant storm system first arrived in the Pacific Northwest on Friday, October 21.

    The rainfall it brought across the region is the first since July and also the first significant snow of the season in the Rockies, an area bombarded by wildfires and drought conditions, according to CNN.

    Read also : Major change in weather pattern possible in the Pacific Northwest and western United States [NWS]

    Western drought

    Said rainfall would be needed in most parts of the West due to some level of drought, according to the US Weather Forecasting Society.

    AccuWeather’s forecast is consistent with the recent report from the US Drought Monitor (USDM) that all of Washington State and more than 99% of Oregon are experiencing “abnormally dry conditions”.

    In July, the Economic Studies Service (ERS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) cited the USDM report that more than 32% of land in the western United States was experiencing extreme or exceptional drought.

    The USDM report was based on data from past droughts since the year 2000.

    Related article: Persistent storm systems bring beneficial rains to the Pacific Northwest

    © 2022 NatureWorldNews.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

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    Sneak Energy reveals its deepest secrets in a new flavor https://ifawpca.org/sneak-energy-reveals-its-deepest-secrets-in-a-new-flavor/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 17:44:04 +0000 https://ifawpca.org/sneak-energy-reveals-its-deepest-secrets-in-a-new-flavor/ Sneak Energy is on a roll and continues to push things forward with a new flavor and shaker to match the season. Deep Secret is the latest limited launch, with a mysterious flavor you’ll have to try and discover. The shaker and tub also glow in the dark which is absolutely brilliant. Check out the […]]]>

    Sneak Energy is on a roll and continues to push things forward with a new flavor and shaker to match the season. Deep Secret is the latest limited launch, with a mysterious flavor you’ll have to try and discover. The shaker and tub also glow in the dark which is absolutely brilliant. Check out the information below and get it while you still can!

    Get the limited Deep Secret drop via this link!

    Our new limited flavor found under the western Pacific Ocean, apparently. Deep Secret has now fully surfaced and is ready to take over your senses. Experience an unparalleled flavor combination – a sweet and tangy twist of mysterious fruit flavor in a luminous green that comes in our first-ever glow-in-the-dark jar. Pair it with our limited-edition glow-in-the-dark shaker to stay within reach.

    It’s time to surrender to the depths. And that’s not all: order between October 21 and 31 via any email, and you will automatically be entered into a draw to collect your order total.

    Deep Secret costs $40, with the Deep Secret Glow Shaker $9.99.

    you can pick up stealth energyyour Blue Raspberry Jarsand if you want to try it, your starter kitshere.

    Stay tuned to Gaming Trend for more Sneak Energy content!

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    Cyclone Gandham – AndhrajyotiNews WAALI https://ifawpca.org/cyclone-gandham-andhrajyotinews-waali/ Sun, 16 Oct 2022 21:43:32 +0000 https://ifawpca.org/cyclone-gandham-andhrajyotinews-waali/ Low pressure around Andaman on 18-20 It is possible that the air mass will strengthen and form a typhoon It’s going to rain in the state for another three days Chance of light to moderate rain Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam October 16 (Andhra Jyoti): The Hyderabad Meteorological Service has announced that light to moderate rain is likely […]]]>
    • Low pressure around Andaman on 18-20
    • It is possible that the air mass will strengthen and form a typhoon
    • It’s going to rain in the state for another three days
    • Chance of light to moderate rain

    Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam October 16 (Andhra Jyoti): The Hyderabad Meteorological Service has announced that light to moderate rain is likely in the state for three days due to the effect of surface circulation over the North Andaman Sea. Begumpet meteorological department officials said light to moderate rain is likely in Hyderabad for two days. Meteorologists warn that the typhoon is on its way to the coast. Experts predict that after the formation of a depression in the area around the Andaman Sea between the 18th and 20th of this month, it will turn into a cyclone and typhoon and will probably reach the coast after the 22nd. of this month. The current air system in the western Pacific Ocean will cross Thailand at 6:00 p.m. this month and enter the northern Andaman Sea and become a surface circulation.

    As a result, a low pressure area will form over the southeast Bay of Bengal by the 20th of this month. Some models predict it will move west-northwest, intensify into a cyclone, then become a typhoon and make landfall on the 22nd or 23rd of this month. Meanwhile, the private weather agency Skymet predicted that a surface circulation will cover the southeast of the Bay of Bengal on the 17th of this month and a low pressure system will form on the 18th. would move west-northwest between the 21st and 23rd of this month and approach the south coast and the north coast of Tamil Nadu. It is expected to have a severe impact on the southern coast and northern parts of Tamil Nadu. Meanwhile, an ISRO meteorologist explained that the low pressure that will develop over the eastern central Bay of Bengal on the 19th or 20th of this month will turn into a typhoon over the southern Bay of Bengal on the 22nd and will hit the ground. But he said the direction of the storm will become clear in the next two days.

    incessant rain

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    (Andhra Jyoti News Network): The rain does not stop as it is. Rain has hit many places in the state since midnight Saturday. It rained in Hyderabad. After 12:30 p.m. Saturday, the rain started with lightning. Serilingampally Gachibowli received the highest rainfall of 5.4cm. Motorists have encountered difficulties due to the congestion of the roads. Heavy rains fell in many areas on Sunday morning. Uppal Ramantapur received 1.6cm of rain and Kutbullapur received 1.1cm of rain. It rained in Vikarabad district from midnight until Saturday morning. 3.9 cm of rain was recorded in central Vikarabad district. The farmers expressed concern that the groundnut did not germinate immediately after sowing due to the rain. As the water level of Ibrahimpatnam Lake in Rangareddy district is rising and overflowing, all the water has spilled onto the main Nagarjunasagar-Hyderabad road. The collision made the road dangerous as the culvert wall collapsed. Sai Kumar (23) of Bejus under Narsapur Gram Panchayat of Tandoor Mandal of Manchiryala district was killed by lightning.

    Srisailam is constantly flooded

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    The influx of 4.01 lakh cusecs is coming to the Srisailam project. 3.16 lakh cusecs of water are released downstream through 9 gates. 3,79,771 cusecs of water enters Nagarjunasagar while 4,28005 cusecs of water leaves it. Influx of 87,427 cusecs in Almaty, 75,807 cusecs in Narayanpur and 1.65 lakh cusecs in Jura. Meanwhile, the launch at Sagar was halted due to heavy flooding from Srisailam. On the other hand, 3.05 lakh cusecs of water arrive in Madigadda.

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    QuidelOrtho Co. (NASDAQ:QDEL) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages https://ifawpca.org/quidelortho-co-nasdaqqdel-receives-average-rating-of-hold-by-brokerages/ Fri, 14 Oct 2022 10:10:39 +0000 https://ifawpca.org/quidelortho-co-nasdaqqdel-receives-average-rating-of-hold-by-brokerages/ QuidelOrtho Co. Stock (NASDAQ: QDEL – Get a rating) received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six brokerages that currently cover the business, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst gave the stock a sell rating, three gave the company a hold rating and one gave the company a strong buy rating. The 1-year average price […]]]>

    QuidelOrtho Co. Stock (NASDAQ: QDEL – Get a rating) received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six brokerages that currently cover the business, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst gave the stock a sell rating, three gave the company a hold rating and one gave the company a strong buy rating. The 1-year average price target among brokerages that have covered the stock over the past year is $102.00.

    A number of brokerages have weighed in on QDEL recently. Citigroup began covering QuidelOrtho in a research note on Monday, September 19. They set a “neutral” rating and a price target of $90.00 on the stock. UBS Group began covering QuidelOrtho in a research report on Wednesday, July 20. They issued a “sell” rating and a target price of $86.00 on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. began covering QuidelOrtho in a research report on Friday, June 17. They issued a “neutral” rating on the title. To finish, StockNews.com began covering QuidelOrtho in a research report on Wednesday. They issued a “hold” rating on the stock.

    QuidelOrtho Price Performance

    QDEL shares opened at $74.60 on Friday. QuidelOrtho has a fifty-two week minimum of $66.88 and a fifty-two week maximum of $180.06. The company has a market capitalization of $4.99 billion, a price-earnings ratio of 3.16 and a beta of 0.18. The company has a debt ratio of 0.51, a quick ratio of 1.12 and a current ratio of 1.73. The stock’s 50-day simple moving average is $79.85 and its 200-day simple moving average is $94.64.

    QuidelOrtho (NASDAQ:QDEL – Get an assessment) last released its quarterly results on Thursday, August 4. The company reported earnings per share of $2.11 for the quarter, missing analyst consensus estimates of $3.56 per ($1.45). QuidelOrtho had a return on equity of 42.55% and a net margin of 36.43%. The company posted revenue of $613.40 million for the quarter, compared to $572.53 million expected by analysts. As a group, stock analysts expect QuidelOrtho to post earnings per share of 11.6 for the current fiscal year.

    Institutional entries and exits

    A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of QDEL. Western Pacific Wealth Management LP acquired a new position in shares of QuidelOrtho during Q4 worth approximately $26,000. First Horizon Advisors Inc. increased its stake in shares of QuidelOrtho by 2,580.0% during the 2nd quarter. First Horizon Advisors Inc. now owns 268 shares of the company worth $26,000 after purchasing an additional 258 shares during the period. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust increased its stake in shares of QuidelOrtho by 177.3% during the 2nd quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 305 shares of the company worth $30,000 after purchasing an additional 195 shares during the period. Exane Derivatives increased its stake in QuidelOrtho shares by 4,883.3% during the 1st quarter. Exane Derivatives now owns 299 shares of the company worth $34,000 after purchasing an additional 293 shares during the period. Finally, New Century Advisors LLC increased its equity stake in QuidelOrtho by 52.6% during the 2nd quarter. New Century Advisors LLC now owns 351 shares of the company worth $34,000 after purchasing an additional 121 shares during the period. 87.20% of the shares are held by institutional investors and hedge funds.

    Company Profile QuidelOrtho

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    QuidelOrtho Corporation is focused on developing and manufacturing diagnostic testing technologies across the continuum of healthcare testing needs. The Company operates through Labs, Transfusion Medicine, Point-of-Care and Molecular Diagnostics business units. The Labs business unit provides clinical chemistry laboratory instruments and tests that measure target chemicals in body fluids for health assessment and clinical management of patients; immunoassay laboratory instruments and tests, which measure proteins when they act as antigens in the spread of disease, antibodies in the immune response caused by disease, or markers of the proper functioning and health of a an organ ; testing products to detect and monitor disease progression in a range of therapeutic areas; and specialized diagnostic solutions.

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