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Crane collapses in Miami from Hurricane Irma winds
- September 10, 2017

During that time, a resident said he heard a loud boom and looked out of the apartment to see the crane falling. City officials warned residents living in downtown near construction sites about the possibility of crane's collapsing. "AVOID THE AREA!" the city of Miami reported. Late yesterday, Miami-Dade County issued a mandatory evacuation order for its coastal cities, including Miami Beach, and the city is continuing its preparation efforts by clearing the downtown harbor, closing ... (more...)
Clinton concedes she 'missed a few chances' in the 2016 campaign
- September 10, 2017

The latter was enacted-while DAPA was struck down in federal court-but President Donald Trump's administration announced Wednesday that the program would be nixed . At the time, Clinton was promoting her book Hard Choices , and she was not too far away from announcing her bid for the 2016 presidential race. The former nominee takes responsibility for the loss, identifying several self-inflicted wounds by her campaign, but also points to external factors such as the federal probe into her ... (more...)
Alphons' multiple beef platters: one for Kerala, the other for India Alphons' multiple beef platters: one for Kerala, the other for India
- September 10, 2017

A road-show has also been arranged by the party for the Minister in his home constituency Kanjirapally in Kottayam district. He was replying to questions on whether the restriction on beef in several states would impact tourism. "There was a lot of propaganda in 2014, that if Modi comes to power Christians will be burnt, churches will be demolished". I'm not the food minister. (more...)
Russian Federation and China agree sanctions against North Korea useless
- September 10, 2017

The North Korean leader has said he is not willing to negotiate unless America drops its "hostile" policies. The statement said the commission was analysing "how the xenon entered South Korean territory and will make a decision at a later time whether the material is linked to North Korea's nuclear test". (more...)
Hurricanes Irma and Jose as seen from the International Space Station Hurricanes Irma and Jose as seen from the International Space Station
- September 10, 2017

The space agency's own Kennedy Space Center is predicted to be among the many structures in Irma's path, which the US National Hurricane Center said was now moving over the Camaguey Archipelago of Cuba as a Category 5 hurricane . The strongest winds will affect Tampa by Sunday evening. "It is tracking further west than expected and may continue on that track", he said, taking a northerly change probably late Saturday. (more...)
4000 cases to be taken up at National Lok Adalat tomorrow 4000 cases to be taken up at National Lok Adalat tomorrow
- September 10, 2017

National Lok Adalat in Nagaland constitute 11 Lok Adalat sittings and altogether 471 cases for settlement were taken up, which resulted in disposal of 165 cases. Para Legal Volunteers, Jevitoli and Teisozelhou also shared their experiences. High Court judges PV Sanjay Kumar, G Shyam Prasad and T Rajani and retired judge GV Seethapathy presided over the benches of the Lok Adalat. (more...)
Governor should convene TN assembly within a week: Stalin Governor should convene TN assembly within a week: Stalin
- September 10, 2017

Stalin said the opposition would launch a mass movement in case the Governor fails to convene the assembly and tests the majority of the AIADMK government . "Once it is done, we will decide whether to move a no-confidence motion". The delegation handed over a two-page letter which was critical of the functioning of the governor and wanted him to convene the assembly immediately. (more...)
Dolphins & tourists evacuated as Cuba braces for hurricanes Irma & Jose Dolphins & tourists evacuated as Cuba braces for hurricanes Irma & Jose
- September 10, 2017

Residents are hoping the storm will just glance the island before heading across the Florida Straits to Miami. Facing the most power hurricane to hover across the Caribbean in decades, "measures have been taken to preserve the lives of our 771 employees, and logistic assurances have been implemented", the official said. (more...)
'This is your last chance': Irma puts a bull's-eye on Tampa
- September 10, 2017

Forecasters adjusted the storm's potential track more toward the west coast of Florida, away from the Miami metropolitan area of 6 million people, meaning "a less costly, a less deadly storm", University of Miami researcher Brian McNoldy said. (more...)
Five former presidents get together- without Trump - to pledge help for Texas Five former presidents get together- without Trump - to pledge help for Texas
- September 10, 2017

In order to help Harvey victims, the ex-U.S. presidents launch an appeal. One America says funds raised will go to victims, including more than 1 million said to be displaced, through the Houston Harvey Relief Fund and the Rebuild Texas Fund . (more...)
Irma Weakens To Category 4 Hurricane As It Heads For Florida Irma Weakens To Category 4 Hurricane As It Heads For Florida
- September 10, 2017

Irma could be bigger and more destructive than prior major storms, with its surge reaching inland and disrupting house wiring and causing fires, Leatherman said . The low-lying Florida Keys will be struck first when Irma arrives on Sunday and authorities are reportedly considering withdrawing emergency teams from the islands. (more...)
Tim Duncan pledges to match $1 million for US Virgin Islands relief Tim Duncan pledges to match $1 million for US Virgin Islands relief
- September 10, 2017

NECKER Island has been Sir Richard Branson's private paradise retreat and a playground for his A-list guests for decades. "Very concerned for our friends and everyone on the neighbouring islands and people in its path". The dual-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda was especially hard hit. The British government said it had sent 20 tons of aid to the affected areas, including shelter kits and solar lanterns, aboard a naval ship that already has arrived in the British Virgin Islands. (more...)
North Korea: The Kims' Cheat and Retreat Game North Korea: The Kims' Cheat and Retreat Game
- September 10, 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has hosted a massive celebration to congratulate his nuclear scientists and technicians who steered the country's sixth and largest nuclear test a week ago. "When a rogue regime has a nuclear weapon and an ICBM pointed at you, you do not take steps to lower your guard". They also suggested ending the deployment of anti-missile THAAD system in South Korea. (more...)
Richland County Opening Shelter, County Offices Closed Monday Richland County Opening Shelter, County Offices Closed Monday
- September 10, 2017

We will continue to monitor weather conditions and stay in contact with Greenville County Emergency Preparedness officials. McMaster held off announcing any coastal evacuations or mandatory school closures in advance of Hurricane Irma during his 2 p.m. (more...)
Military Action Against N.Korea Certainly Not 'First Choice'
- September 10, 2017

The North has conducted a series of missile and nuclear tests in the past year despite sanctions, testing two intercontinental ballistic missiles in July and firing a missile over Japan last week. He urged the leaders to devise unprecedentedly strong sanctions to make the North actually feel the pressures. Heightened allied military preparations will alarm Beijing and Moscow, where Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov "urged against giving in to emotions" in a call to his United States ... (more...)
Cougs complete comeback shocking Boise State in 3OT thriller Cougs complete comeback shocking Boise State in 3OT thriller
- September 10, 2017

However, as happy as Leach was with the victory, he was plain in his distaste for the lackluster way his offense started the game. Rypien sat on the bench and talked with team trainers and coach Bryan Harsin before eventually getting up. WSU went into the locker room at half time with only 148 offensive yards and having converted only three of eight third downs. "After it hit the dude (on the punt), it was destined for us to win this game", said Morrow, who hauled in the game-winner from ... (more...)
Senate ups Hurricane Harvey relief package to $15 billion Senate ups Hurricane Harvey relief package to $15 billion
- September 10, 2017

The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved $15.25 billion in aid for areas affected by Hurricane Harvey and other natural disasters, along with measures that would fund the federal government and raise its borrowing limit through December 8. "If we're going to keep momentum going and allow the economy to truly take off as it should, it is vital that we reduce crushing tax burden on our companies and on our workers", Trump said as McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan and others gathered with him for ... (more...)
NWS: Severe Irma wind gusts to reach most of Florida NWS: Severe Irma wind gusts to reach most of Florida
- September 10, 2017

No matter which scenario plays out with Irma, one of the chief local concerns is the loss of power and the toppling of trees. Having lived through several devastating hurricanes in southwest Alabama - Camille in 1969, Frederick a decade later, Ivan in 2004 and Katrina the following year - I am no stranger to the destruction and recovery pain that these storms bring. (more...)
Japan, S. Korea can buy more United States military equipment
- September 10, 2017

The yen extended gains against the dollar after the news. On Monday, the South's military launched a volley of ballistic missiles simulating an attack on the North's nuclear test site. The disagreement between allies comes as Trump's administration looks to convince China and Russian Federation to support stronger sanctions against North Korea at United Nations Security Council. (more...)
More action needed against N.Korea: China More action needed against N.Korea: China
- September 10, 2017

During North Korea's first successful ICBM test in May , it fired the rocket at a "lofted" angle, which meant it traveled to an vast altitude but descended a relatively short distance away. "Given the new developments on the Korean peninsula, China agrees that the UN Security Council should make a further response and take necessary measures", Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters, without elaborating. (more...)
Trump, Turnbull talk North Korea, floods Trump, Turnbull talk North Korea, floods
- September 10, 2017

The exercise came days after North Korea carried out its sixth and largest nuclear test of an advanced hydrogen bomb and there is mounting concern internationally that the country plans more weapons tests, possibly of a long-range missile. "President Moon said they must intensify the severity of UNSC sanctions at least to place North Korea on the track to dialogue", Moon's top press secretary Yoon Young-chan said earlier, referring to the U.N. (more...)
Moon presses Putin over North Korea oil supplies
- September 10, 2017

Moon asked Russian Federation to help push for a new sanctions resolution by the UNSC that would cut off oil supplies to the energy-starved North. After which, President Putin's press secretary Dimitry Peskov said that Russian Federation was open to filing its lawsuit with whichever court best gave it a chance of defending its interests. (more...)
Maharashtra: Row over selection, minister's daughter refuses scholarship Maharashtra: Row over selection, minister's daughter refuses scholarship
- September 10, 2017

I got admission and scholarship there purely on the basis of merit. The CM had set up a separate committee under the chief secretary to select the beneficiaries and the committee took the decision. Shruti stated that she had studied at IIT Madras and had got admission to a foreign university for a PhD in astronomy on her own merit. "It is true that my daughter had applied and was selected for the scholarship". (more...)
Portion of under-construction flyover collapses in Odisha, 1 killed Portion of under-construction flyover collapses in Odisha, 1 killed
- September 10, 2017

One of the deceased has been identified as Satya Patnaik a 40-year-old construction worker from Bhubaneshwar. National Disaster Response Force, Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force and Odisha Fire Service personnel were deployed in rescue operation. (more...)
Texas Governor Declares Day Of Prayer For Victims Of Harvey, Praises Trump Texas Governor Declares Day Of Prayer For Victims Of Harvey, Praises Trump
- September 10, 2017

The Trumps arrived later Saturday in Louisiana to meet with more victims. He was among the evangelical leaders who met with the president. Trump made the move just as Harvey made landfall August 25 and took aim at Houston , where Hispanics make up about 44 per cent of the population. (more...)
Now war of words starts between Kangana's sister and Sona Mohapatra Now war of words starts between Kangana's sister and Sona Mohapatra
- September 10, 2017

Recently, she took on the Women Commission of the state and later on Sona Mohapatra who had written an open letter on her Facebook account to Kangana. She addressed the actress in an open letter that read, "Dear Kangana, I have always cheered loudly, in private and in public for you". Well, Mohapatra has opined that Kangana's latest interviews were a part of ugly PR campaign for her upcoming release Simran . (more...)
Trump says China agrees with USA on North Korea Trump says China agrees with USA on North Korea
- September 10, 2017

An editorial in China's influential Global Times warned after Pyongyang's latest nuclear test that cutting off North Korea's oil would redirect the conflict to one between North Korea and China. Despite Mattis' declaration that such American promises are "ironclad", Pyongyang's potential ability to strike an American city with nuclear weapons will naturally affect USA strategic thinking. (more...)
Houston 1st Responders Sue Arkema For Exposure to Toxic Chemicals Houston 1st Responders Sue Arkema For Exposure to Toxic Chemicals
- September 10, 2017

They promised to help cart away starved livestock and pets. A fire connected to Hurricane Harvey at an Arkema SA chemical plant in Crosby, Texas has forced the evacuation of nearby residents. Just in case, they asked people who found soot on their property to call them so they could take it away and check it for additional toxins. First responders who were faced with Arkema's fallout say their lives and health were endangered by the company's failure to provide them with the information ... (more...)
United Nations chief calls North Korea 'most unsafe crisis we face' United Nations chief calls North Korea 'most unsafe crisis we face'
- September 10, 2017

He also said it was "ridiculous" that the United States first slapped Russian Federation with sanctions carried in the same bill that penalised North Korea , and "then asked us to help impose sanctions on North Korea ". "It could lead to a global, planetary catastrophe and a huge loss of human life". Other measures could include preventing North Koreans from working overseas and adding top officials to a blacklist aiming at imposing asset freezes and travel bans. (more...)
Korea leader, calls for talks on N. Korea nuke threat Korea leader, calls for talks on N. Korea nuke threat
- September 10, 2017

If the U.S. determines China to be an unwilling partner, it will be faced with a choice: "We accept the need to go to war, or we accept" North Korea as a nuclear weapons state, Davis said . Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang reiterated China's opposition to the THAAD system at a briefing in Beijing, saying it could only "severely damage" regional security and raise "tensions and antagonism". (more...)