The center also advised residents living near Merapi to be on alert for volcanic ash and possible lava flow, especially if rain falls around Merapi’s peak.National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesperson Raditya Jati said that, as of Sunday morning, villages in eight districts surrounding Merapi had experienced ash rain, with the torrent of ash in Srumbung district being the most severe.Mount Merapi is one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia. An eruption in 2010 left more than 300 people dead and forced almost 400,000 people to take refuge. Authorities have raised Merapi’s alert level to waspada (caution), the second-highest level in the country’s four-tiered alert system. (trn)Topics : Mount Merapi in Central Java erupted twice on Sunday morning, the Yogyakarta Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Center (BPPTKG) has reported.BPPTKG Yogyakarta said the first eruption reached 6,000 meters in height and lasted 328 seconds with a 75 millimeter amplitude, while the second eruption lasted 100 seconds.“The current danger is hot clouds rolling down from the peak and other volcanic material from an explosive eruption,” the center said through a written statement released on Sunday, adding that the public should stay outside a 3 kilometer radius of the peak to avoid any possible danger.
Sharing is caring! 10 Views no discussions Share LocalNews UWP Leader criticize agriculture minister’s statement on over-production by: – February 1, 2012 Tweet Share Share Hon. Edison James. (file photo)Leader of the United Workers Party Edison James has criticised statements by the country’s Agriculture Minister about the over protection of certain root crops.Walter said that there is an over production of certain root crops and plantains at this time.However James said the “boastful” statements demonstrates that the Minister does not understand the essentials of proper planning for production and marketing of agricultural crops.“There is over production where a crop is produced which the farmer is unable to sell or to market. A major role of the Ministry, under the direction and control of Mr. Walters, is to ensure that production volumes are linked with markets i.e. when the farmer is asked to produce a crop there is a market through which his crop can be sold,” he said.According to James, “this empty boast by Mr. Walters is a public confession that he, his Ministry and his Government, have seriously failed the farmers, the important agricultural sector and the people of this country on a whole”.He said the UWP has constantly stressed its commitment to adopt a policy in which farmers will be assisted to produce their crops under contractual arrangements which include ensuring a secure market and the direct purchase of the crops when necessary.“This is the only way that Agriculture will serve the farmers and the Commonwealth of Dominica. We sincerely urge the farmers and Citizens to give the United Workers Party the opportunity to put it plans into operation,” he noted.Dominica Vibes News
Follow Aubrey on Twitter @aubreykragen USC’s men’s tennis team continued its winning ways this weekend, as junior Roberto Quiroz took home the singles championship for the second year in a row at the United States Tennis Association Clay Court Invitational in Orlando, Fla.Back-to-back · Junior Roberto Quiroz took home the singles title at the Clay Court Invitational for the second consecutive year. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanIn last year’s Clay Court Invitational, Quiroz defeated Duke’s Michael Redlicki to earn the singles crown. This year, Quiroz repeated his success by taking down Redlicki’s younger brother, Martin, a high school senior, in the finals.Quiroz entered the tournament as the top seed, which granted him a bye in the first round. In the second round, he defeated Sameer Kumar, a high school player from Indiana, 6-2, 6-1. Next, he took down North Florida’s Norbert Nemscek, 6-2, 6-2. In the quarterfinals, Quiroz defeated Notre Dame’s Quentin Monaghan, 6-1, 6-2.These victories earned the Guayaquil, Ecuador native a spot in the semifinals, where he squared off against a fellow Trojan in sophomore Max de Vroome. Last week, these two competed against each other in the doubles championship of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Southwest Regional tournament, where de Vroome and junior Eric Johnson came out on top over Quiroz and senior Ray Sarmiento.Quiroz avenged the doubles loss by taking down de Vroome 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 to advance to the finals. There, he faced Martin Redlicki, who had not dropped a set throughout the entire tournament. Despite Redlicki’s dominant play throughout the tournament, Quiroz emerged victorious by a score of 7-5, 6-0.Quiroz also advanced to the quarterfinals of the doubles draw with senior Michael Grant. Johnson and de Vroome also made their way to the quarterfinals, while the young team of freshmen Robbie Bellamy and Nick Crystal fell in the Round of 16.Grant and Bellamy advanced to the Round of 16 in singles, while Johnson and Crystal fell in the first round.The Trojans’ recent success is a good sign as the team gears up for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Indoor Championships in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
The pickup spot has been moved toward the front of the station, near the taxi zone adjacent to Alameda Street. Fans can also board the bus at Broadway and Cesar Chavez Avenue, near the Chinatown Gold Line station.Passengers are dropped off at in center field, behind the pavilions, and at the top deck, Lot P.The fare is free for fans with tickets and $1.75 for fans without a ticket.New security guidelines will be in effect, following procedures mandated by Major League Baseball. All fans will go through walk-through magnetometers or be subject to hand-held metal detectors.Fans are being encouraged to arrive early to minimize wait times. Fans will not be required to remove their belts, shoes, jackets, wallets, keys or coins before walking through the metal detectors.All bags will continue to be checked upon entry to Dodger Stadium. Fans are encouraged to minimize the amount of items they bring into the stadium. Only bags with dimensions that comply with Major League Baseball’s standard of 16 inches by 16 inches by 8 inches will be admitted.Fans will be asked to place large metal objects such as cellphones and sunglass cases on screening tables before walking thought the metal detectors.Fans with strollers, in wheelchairs or with medical devices that set off metal detectors will be offered an alternative screening method.The new security guidelines resulted from a recent study of best security practices and Major League Baseball’s work with the Department of Homeland Security to elevate and standardize initiatives across the sport.New food choices at Dodger Stadium include fried Dodger Dogs at the Extreme Loaded Dogs location on the Field level; a breaded chicken sandwich and tenders; carne asada specialty fries at La Taqueria stands on the field and reserve levels; and Lasorda’s meatball marinara cone and meatball marinara specialty fries at Tommy Lasorda’s Italian Trattoria in the right field plaza.Several nacho locations have been added throughout the stadium. The loaded helmet nachos will be available in vegetarian and vegan versions.Four Reserve level food stands have been upgraded. Several portable beverage kiosks will be added throughout the stadium. There will be new bar locations on the Loge level entrance plazas and behind home plate and two stands on the Top Deck.Expanded beer choices will be offered featuring Anheuser Busch’s full product line and local craft selections.There will also be new food and drink areas on the Field level next to the escalators. Fresh salads, sandwiches and snacks will be available at the new grab & go location.Another change at Dodger Stadium is a new public address announcer, with former KNX-AM (1070) and KABC-AM (790) reporter Todd Leitz replacing Eric Smith, who could not fulfill the season schedule because of other commitments.All auto gates will open at 3:30 p.m. and all stadium gates at 4 p.m. for the 6:10 p.m. game, which concludes a three-game series. The Dodgers are trying to avoid being swept after losing to the Angels 3-2 Thursday and 6-0 Friday, both at Angel Stadium. LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers will play at Dodger Stadium for the first time in 2015 tonight, with the team introducing two new attempts to assist the traffic flow.Dedicated prepaid lanes have been added for fans purchasing parking passes in advance. Parking is $10 when purchased in advance at dodgers.com/parking and $20 at the gate. Preferred parking is available for $35 and $50 at the gate.Dodger Stadium Express bus service will be available from the Harbor Gateway Transit Center throughout the season for the first time, including tonight’s Freeway Series finale against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.• BASEBALL PREVIEW: Check out our entire 2015 baseball preview section The service will begin two hours before the game and every 15 minutes thereafter. Riders will board at Bay 9 with their game tickets covering the travel cost. Those without tickets will be charged $2.50.Buses will drop off passengers in Lot G by the right field pavilion. Return service begins five minutes after the last out and continuing for 45 minutes in five-minute intervals.This is the first time shuttle service from the Harbor Gateway Transit Center is being offered during the regular season. It was offered for the Dodgers’ two National League Division Series home games last season, attracting about 6,000 people, according to Rick Jager of Metro.For the sixth consecutive year, shuttle bus service will be available from Union Station to Dodger Stadium. Service will be provided every 10 minutes starting 90 minutes before the game.• MORE BASEBALL PREVIEW: 2015 MLB pre-season predictions Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error