Heat wave likely to subside by end of May: IMD

first_imgNew Delhi, May 16 (PTI) The heat wave is expected to spread over more parts of north and central India, including the national capital, in the next five days but the conditions are likely to gradually subside during the remaining part of the month.According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), heat wave conditions are already prevailing over parts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha and Telangana.”These conditions are likely to spread over to some more areas comprising parts of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat and north Madhya Maharashtra during May 17-21. They are likely to abate gradually during the remaining part of May,” the IMD said in its forecast.Several parts of the country are reeling under intense heat. The MET department has already predicted a delay of six days for the onset of monsoon this year.However, several areas of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and south interior Karnataka are expected to get a good amount of rainfall owing to a depression. This will bring some relief to the states. PTI PR DBS DV DBSlast_img read more

JCDC Looking to Stage More Festival Events in Rural Areas

first_img “The ideal thing is for our national events to be shared more outside of Kingston, where they have been concentrated historically. We want to have greater involvement in national events in different regional areas,” he said. Interim Executive Director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Orville Hill, says the agency is looking at ways to stage more national festival events outside of Kingston. He noted, for example, that a segment of the finals of the Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition could be held in western Jamaica. Story Highlights Interim Executive Director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Orville Hill, says the agency is looking at ways to stage more national festival events outside of Kingston.He noted, for example, that a segment of the finals of the Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition could be held in western Jamaica.“The ideal thing is for our national events to be shared more outside of Kingston, where they have been concentrated historically. We want to have greater involvement in national events in different regional areas,” he said.He was speaking to JIS News at the Miss Kingston and St. Andrew Festival Queen coronation held recently at the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre, where Leneka Rhoden took the crown.She will join other queens, who were selected during individual parish competitions, in competing for the national title at a grand coronation show in Kingston. The contestants will be judged on areas such as cultural awareness, community involvement, walk and poise, talent, general knowledge and eloquence/delivery.Meanwhile, Mr. Hill is encouraging young women to participate in the Festival Queen Competition, noting that it helps to develop their talents and “prepare them for the world”.“It gives them great exposure and a wide range of experiences,” he said, noting that a number of participants have gone on to have successful careers in various fields.“Ideally, you may want to be the queen, but I am certain the experience is one that they would have learnt a lot from and would have gained significant experience and knowledge,” he added.Parish competitions continue on Saturday, June 23 at Glenmuir High School, 10 Glenmuir Road, May Pen, Clarendon, and at the Sean Lavery Faith Hall, Lewis Street, Savanna-La-Mar, Westmoreland, beginning at 8:00 p.m.The final two events will be held on Sunday, June 24 at Bishop Gibson High School, Mandeville, at 7:00 p.m. and at the Falmouth cruise ship pier, Trelawny, beginning at 8:00 p.m.last_img read more

PHOTOS: Wolmer’s Day

first_imgGovernor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen (right), greets Chairman of the Wolmer’s Girls Sub-Committee, Karla Small-Dwyer (left), during a proclamation ceremony on Friday (May 17) at King’s House, officially designating May 21 as ‘Wolmer’s Day’. Observing are Chairman of the Wolmer’s Board of Management, Lincoln McIntyre (second left); and Chairman of the Wolmer’s Trust, Milton Samuda.last_img