Saturday, December 25, 2010

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Time (UTC) Region Type To: Details
125 Dec 2010 14:45Vanuatu IslandsFixed Regional Warning CancellationPachtml, text
125 Dec 2010 14:27Vanuatu IslandsFixed Regional Warning SupplementPachtml, text
125 Dec 2010 13:28Vanuatu Islands RegionInformation StatementHawhtml, text
125 Dec 2010 13:26Vanuatu Islands RegionFixed Regional WarningPachtml, text
222 Dec 2010 22:19Bonin Islands, Japan RegionInformation StatementHawhtml, text
222 Dec 2010 22:18Bonin Islands, Japan RegionInformation BulletinPachtml, text
321 Dec 2010 20:43Bonin Islands, Japan RegionInformation Bulletin SupplementPachtml, text
321 Dec 2010 20:05Bonin Islands, Japan RegionInformation Bulletin SupplementPachtml, text
421 Dec 2010 17:33Bonin Islands, Japan RegionInformation StatementHawhtml, text
421 Dec 2010 17:31Bonin Islands, Japan RegionInformation BulletinPachtml, text
518 Dec 2010 20:14At the Island of KahoolaweLocal Information StatementHawhtml, text
602 Dec 2010 03:21New Britain Region, P.N.G.Information StatementHawhtml, text
602 Dec 2010 03:19New Britain Region, P.N.G.Information BulletinPachtml, text
730 Nov 2010 04:06Bonin Islands, Japan RegionInformation StatementHawhtml, text
730 Nov 2010 04:04Bonin Islands, Japan RegionInformation Bulletin SupplementPachtml, text
830 Nov 2010 03:33Bonin Islands, Japan RegionInformation StatementHawhtml, text
830 Nov 2010 03:32Bonin Islands, Japan RegionInformation BulletinPachtml, text




"UTC" = Coordinated Universal Time (aka: GMT or Zulu).
"To:" = recipient of messages:
            Pac=Pacific Ocean (excluding U.S. mainland & Canada), Haw=Hawai`i, Ind=Indian Ocean, Car=Caribbean Sea



Candles shed a warm light on Rudy Currence as the South Carolina native melts hearts with "The Christmas Song" (written by Mel Torme and Robert Wells).



Relatives of a missing Bristol landscape architect are awaiting the results of a post mortem examination after the body of a woman was found.
Joanna Yeates's father David told the Sunday Telegraph he "would be relieved" if what they "suspect" was confirmed.

Police sealed off Longwood Lane in Failand, North Somerset, after the discovery was made by a couple walking their dogs on Christmas morning.

Ms Yeates was last seen on 17 December, when she is thought to have gone home.

It was believed that the 25-year-old returned to the flat she shared with her boyfriend.

Police said Ms Yeates' parents had been "very very distressed" after they were told of the discovery.

The post-mortem examination is expected to take place on Boxing Day.
Michael Beer bowls a delivery during a training session in Melbourne
on Christmas Day. (AAP: Julian Smith)
A record crowd of over 90,000 fans is expected at the MCG this morning for day one of the Boxing Day test match between Australia and England.

Fans have been lining up since early morning to witness the next instalment of a fascinating Ashes series, which sees Australia and England enter the fourth test in Melbourne with the series tied at one test all.

Australian captain Ricky Ponting has fully recovered from the broken finger he suffered during Australia's win in Perth, while English pair James Anderson and Steve Finn will play despite being in doubt earlier in the week.

Ponting says he has no doubts that he is fit to take the field.

"The finger's good I'm actually pretty surprised at how I've been able to train the last couple of days," he said.

"I've batted a lot the last couple of days and I just took part in all the fielding stuff out there and just made sure I caught a few balls just to get used to the feeling of it."

The Australian selectors will make a decision later this morning on whether to change the winning formula from Perth of four fast bowlers, and hand Victorian spinner Michael Beer his test debut.

”IBOOT TETHERED JAILBREAK FOR IOS 4.2.1 IPHONE, IPOD TOUCH AND IPAD”
You can still jailbreak your device if you have an iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G, or iPad but it will be tethered which means you need to rejailbreak with redsn0w everytime you reboot your device. If you have iPhone 3G, or an older iPod touch then you’re in luck because you can follow the jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 guide and get an untethered jailbreak.
Untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 running devices was demonstrated via video by the iPhone Dev Team. It was more of a “backup plan” since it users the iOS 4.2 beta 3 SHSH blobs stored with Cydia. Another team member comex was said to be working an extensible version – means a way to retain the exploits for future usage and use the final iOS 4.2.1 build for jailbreaking.
We hope you all enjoy, and you may proceed to the final download of our jailbreak from the following links above! Stay tuned for more updates, and Merry Christmas!


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
355 PM EST SAT DEC 25 2010

...A MAJOR WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THE REGION FROM SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

CTZ007>012-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ071>075-078>081-176>179-260500-
/O.UPG.KOKX.WS.A.0005.101226T1800Z-101227T1800Z/ /O.NEW.KOKX.BZ.W.0002.101226T1100Z-101227T2300Z/
NORTHERN MIDDLESEX-NORTHERN NEW LONDON-SOUTHERN FAIRFIELD-SOUTHERN NEW HAVEN-SOUTHERN MIDDLESEX-SOUTHERN NEW LONDON-WESTERN PASSAIC-EASTERN PASSAIC-HUDSON-WESTERN BERGEN-EASTERN BERGEN-WESTERN ESSEX-EASTERN ESSEX-WESTERN UNION-EASTERN UNION-SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER-NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX-RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHWESTERN SUFFOLK-SOUTHEASTERN SUFFOLK-NORTHERN QUEENS-NORTHERN NASSAU-SOUTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN NASSAU-355 PM EST SAT DEC 25 2010

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO 6 PM EST
MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM SUNDAY TO 6 PM EST MONDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

LOCATIONS...NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY...NEW YORK CITY AND ITS IMMEDIATE SUBURBS...LONG ISLAND...AND COASTAL AND INTERIOR SOUTHEAST CONNECTICUT.

  • HAZARDS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS...WITH CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW AND NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY AT TIMES.
  • ACCUMULATIONS...11 TO 16 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE IN HEAVIER SNOW BANDS WHOSE EXACT LOCATION IS STILL TOO EARLY TO DETERMINE. SNOW MAY MIX WITH OR CHANGE TO RAIN AND SLEET AT THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT ACROSS EASTERN LONG ISLAND...AND POSSIBLY ACROSS COASTAL SOUTHEAST CONNECTICUT...WHICH COULD HOLD DOWN AMOUNTS THERE...BUT ONLY AFTER SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS HAVE ALREADY TAKEN PLACE.
  •  IMPACTS...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS DEVELOPING DUE TO SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AND STRONG WINDS CAUSING CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW. VISIBILITIES WILL BE NEAR ZERO AT TIMES...WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS EXPECTED. STRONG WINDS MAY ALSO DOWN SOME POWER LINES...TREE LIMBS...AND CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS.
  •  TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL LIKELY BEGIN DURING SUNDAY MORNING...THEN BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES FROM LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTO MUCH OF SUNDAY NIGHT. LIGHT SNOWS WILL LIKELY LINGER INTO MONDAY MORNING AND POSSIBLY INTO MONDAY AFTERNOON.
  •  WINDS....DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM SUNDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS 40 TO 55 MPH...HIGHEST ACROSS CENTRAL AND EASTERN LONG ISLAND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

Doctor Who Special starring Rowan Atkinson, Richard E Grant, Hugh Grant (as Doctor Who), Jonathan Pryce and Joanna Lumley.




Cooking Prime Rib Roast
Ingredient
  • 1 (about 14 to 16 pound) beef rib, roast ready 
  • Essence, recipe follows
  • 12 cloves of peeled garlic
  • 6 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 large onion, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Using a sharp knife, make a slit 3/4 of the way up the fat cap. Pull the fat cap back and season the entire roast with Essence. Place the garlic, thyme and onion slices in-between the meat and fat cap. Lay the fat cap back over the vegetables and meat. Using butchers twine, secure the fat cap to the meat by tying the two together at six different intervals (wrap the twine from the rib end to the loin end). Cover the exposed fat cap with cracked black pepper. Place the roast, rib side down, on a wire rack. Place the wire rack in the oven on the center rack. Place a drip pan on the bottom rack of the oven. This will catch all of the drippings from the roast. Roast for 1 1/2 to 2 hours for medium rare. Remove the roast from the oven and allow to rest for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing. Using knife, cut away the butchers twine. Carve the roast into individual servings. Reserve the drippings for later use

Essence (Emeril’s Creole Seasoning):
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried leaf oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight jar or container.

Yield: about 2/3 cup

Recipe from “New Orleans Cooking” by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch

Published by William and Morrow, 1993


Emergency workers help a woman from her vehicle after if slid off the road on Interstate
40 near Black Mountain, N.C. on Saturday. There were no injuries in the incident.

Much of North Carolina was under a winter storm warning.
While many Southerners welcomed a white Christmas on Saturday, the forecast for snow forced Delta Airlines to scrub 300 of its 800 flights at its home airport of Atlanta.

The snowfront was moving from the South up to the mid-Atlantic and then the Northeast. Winter weather advisories were in effect Saturday from Arkansas to the Carolinas and from West Virginia to central Alabama. Much of North Carolina was under a winter storm warning.

The system was expected to intensify and move northeast on Sunday.

Brian Korty at the National Weather Service said travelers in the northern Mid-Atlantic region and New England may want to rethink Sunday travel plans.

"They may see nearly impossible conditions to travel in," he said. "It would be a lot better for them to travel today than it would be tomorrow."

The Weather Channel provided these snow forecasts:

  • Atlanta, Ga.: 1-3 inches on Saturday, with the heaviest amounts north of the city. Some 3-6 inches expected in north Georgia mountains.
  • Charlotte, N..: 3-6 inches on Saturday through Sunday.
  • Raleigh, N.C.: 5-9 inches Saturday night and Sunday.
  • Norfolk, Va.: 6-10 inches Saturday night through Sunday night.
  • Washington, D.C.: 2-5 inches on Sunday.
  • Philadelphia, Pa.: 5-10 inches on Sunday.
  • New York, N.Y.: 10-15 inches on late Sunday through Monday. Significant blowing and drifting snow with north winds of 20-30 mph and gusts over 40 mph.
  • Boston, Mass.: 12-18 inches on Sunday night though Monday evening. Some sleet or freezing rain possible as well. Significant blowing and drifting snow with north winds 25-40 mph and gusts over 50 mph.
500 flight cancellations planned
The weather did not cause big problems for the airlines Friday, but Delta Air Lines spokesman Morgan Durrant said 500 weather-related flight cancellations were planned for Saturday nationwide.

So by now you probably know that Skype took some time off earlier this week. Now it appears popular marketing service Twitter is also acting all down, over capacity and/or acting funky – as if the service drank some big cups of spiked egg nog. I also noticed that Twitter widgets are not loading any content.
It’s really a horrible time for Twitter to be down – I mean people are just waiting to run to Twitter to tell the world what gifts Santa brought!
The Twitter status blog notes, “Site Availability Issues – We’re currently experiencing some site availability issues; we’re looking into it now and will update when we have more information.”
Update 2:10pm Eastern – it does appear Twitter is back…you may resume telling the world what gifts you have received and if you celebrate Festivus, you may now air your grievances.
When I try to load Twitter, I see one of the following:
  • error message – Something is technically wrong. Thanks for noticing—we’re going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon.
  • fail whale – “over capacity message”
  • sometimes Twitter loads but the timeline doesn’t load any gift messages
Please report in if you are having issues telling the world what you are doing on Twitter – make sure to include your location in your comment. Since I know it’s important, you can also leave your received gifts in the comments as well.

LOS ANGELES – Dwyane Wade(notes) walked down a couple flights of stairs without a limp before passing through a throng of fans on his way to the Miami Heat’s bus. Wade didn’t put his sore left knee through a strenuous test during the team’s practice Friday at UCLA, but he’s confident he’ll be working on Christmas.

Wade still had some swelling after missing Thursday’s victory over the Phoenix Suns but expects to be in uniform for the Christmas showdown against the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday afternoon.

“My plan is to play,” Wade said. “I just want to continue to get better, continue to do my treatment and therapy.”

Few people will want to miss LeBron James(notes) lead the Heat against Kobe Bryant’s(notes) Los Angeles Lakers for the first time, and Wade doesn’t intend to be among them. The game is officially a sellout, but premium ticket brokers were still asking more than $16,000 for a courtside seat.

The Lakers are Christmas veterans and Saturday’s game promises to rival Shaquille O’Neal’s(notes) return to Los Angeles with the Heat six years ago.

“It kind of like wasn’t a basketball game,” Wade said of the 2004 game. “The start was so dramatic: ‘Will Kobe and Shaq shake hands?’ It was kind of like being in a movie. Once the game started it was a great, competitive ballgame right down to the end. We won in overtime.

“A great Christmas game. One of my favorites I’ve played in so far.”

The Heat already dealt with the drama of James’ return to Cleveland on Dec. 2, and Wade calls Saturday’s meeting with the Lakers, “one of the most overhyped games of the year.”

“Everybody’s going to be excited, but it’s not a statement game,” Wade said. “It’s not a game that’s going to make a guy’s season.”

The Lakers come into the game off their worst loss of the season: a 98-79 beat-down from the Milwaukee Bucks at home. The defending champs are just 2-3 against teams with winning records this season. Pau Gasol(notes) sees Saturday’s game as a chance for the Lakers to “mark their territory.”

“It’s a competitive game. It’s a competitive opponent. It’s a home game for us. It’s a game that we definitely must win,” Gasol said.

A few storylines should add to the drama:

• Bryant didn’t talk to the media after Friday’s practice and hasn’t spoken since the Bucks loss. “He hasn’t been talking a lot – that’s why I’ve been doing a lot of talking,” Gasol said. “Kobe is pumped for the game. [The Bucks] game had something to do with it, too.”

• After the Heat began the season 8-6, Lakers coach Phil Jackson told a Chicago radio show that Miami coach Erik Spoelstra’s days could be numbered. Spoelstra didn’t appreciate the comment and Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy criticized Van Gundy.

After Friday’s practice, Jackson said Spoelstra could now be “Coach of the Year.” Spoelstra shrugged without comment when told of Jackson’s latest remark. When asked about what Jackson said earlier in the season, Spoelstra said: “I didn’t take it one way or another. He was probably bored.”

• Jackson also said he was surprised about James’ decision to join Wade and Chris Bosh(notes) in Miami.

“Michael Jordan and some of the other guys would say they would never have done something like that,” Jackson said. “They would have anticipated that their team would’ve built up the talent so they could get back to the championship. That’s kind of what everybody expected.

“Not too many players that have gone to the Finals like Cleveland did three years ago would [leave]. They’d want to redeem that opportunity. That’s his choice.”

• Lakers center Andrew Bynum(notes) has been coming along slowly since returning from right knee surgery, averaging seven points on 41.7 percent shooting and 4.6 rebounds in five games. He has yet to play more than 18 minutes in any game and had soreness in his knee at the start of the week.

“I’m coming along pretty well,” said Bynum, who has been coming off the bench. “The knee is doing fine right now. It was a little sore before, but we blasted through the treatment. It’s better.”

It should come as no surprise that much of New York City stays open for business on Christmas Day. Here’s the list of the major museums, restaurants, clubs, ice rinks, zoos and shows open on Christmas in 2010:

Shows
Broadway’s Christmas Day shows: “The Addams Family,” “American Idiot,” Billy Elliot,” “Chicago,” “Colin Quinn: Long Story Short,” “Elf,” “Donny and Marie: A Broadway Christmas,” “Fela!,” “A Free Man of Color,” “In the Heights,” “Jersey Boys,” “La BĂȘte,” “La Cage aux Folles,” A Little Night Music,” “Lombardi,” “Mamma Mia!,” “Memphis,” “Million Dollar Quartet,” “Next to Normal,” “Pee-wee Herman Show,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Promises, Promises,” “Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles,” “Rock of Ages,” Scottsboro Boys,” “West Side Story,” “Wicked” and “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.”



Magnitude 5.2
Date-Time
  • Saturday, December 25, 2010 at 20:20:36 UTC
  • Saturday, December 25, 2010 at 10:20:36 AM at epicenter
Location 51.198°N, 176.186°W
Depth 26.7 km (16.6 miles)
Region ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS., ALASKA
Distances
  • 83 km (51 miles) SSE (157°) from Adak, AK
  • 176 km (109 miles) SW (231°) from Atka, AK
  • 1955 km (1215 miles) WSW (247°) from Anchorage, AK
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 18.2 km (11.3 miles); depth +/- 1.9 km (1.2 miles)
Parameters NST=295, Nph=301, Dmin=100.2 km, Rmss=0.91 sec, Gp=115°,

M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=9
Source
Event ID usc0000v13


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