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Richard Branson 'safe and well' after Hurricane Irma Richard Branson 'safe and well' after Hurricane Irma
- September 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma did a ton of damage to his native home, and he's working to help the relief effort as Hurricane Jose bears down on the islands right in Irma's wake. If our really strong buildings sustained such damage, I am so anxious for elsewhere in the BVI and Caribbean". "Virgin Atlantic's Antigua flight today was loaded with essential items to help the recovery effort, including blankets and bottled water, and we've helped ensure disaster management relief personnel can get to where ... (more...)
Hurricane Irma batters Cuba on way to Florida Hurricane Irma batters Cuba on way to Florida
- September 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma set all sorts of records for brute strength before crashing into Florida , flattening islands in the Caribbean and swamping the Florida Keys. Hundreds of thoroughbreds were moved from low-lying areas of Gulfstream Park, near Miami , to other training facilities and barns farther north. "They told us we were in danger", said Daysi Cruz, 68, after being evacuated from her home near the seafront to go and stay with relatives. (more...)
Abe, Putin to hold talks amid North Korean nuclear crisis Abe, Putin to hold talks amid North Korean nuclear crisis
- September 11, 2017

But he stopped short of expressing willingness to impose more sanctions on North Korea , saying Moscow viewed them as "useless and ineffective". Everyone knows that and everyone in North Korea knows that. The statements were made shortly after the meeting with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in, which took place in Vladivostok on Wednesday . (more...)
Cal's Collin Morikawa, Stanford's Maverick McNealy help U.S. win Walker Cup Cal's Collin Morikawa, Stanford's Maverick McNealy help U.S. win Walker Cup
- September 11, 2017

They will need to win 8 of the 10 to retain the Cup. Xiong, at 18 the youngest player in the matches, then beat Connor Syme 2 and 1 after rallying from three holes down after six. They laughed we were done in a couple hours but that set the pace and we just wanted to finish it. It ended the same way, thanks largely to two Southern Californians. (more...)
United Kingdom police arrest suspect in Birmingham church stabbing United Kingdom police arrest suspect in Birmingham church stabbing
- September 11, 2017

A 33-year-old man is believed to have been the target of the attack, but police said his life is not danger. One man was taken to hospital with a neck wound. Lohrke says detectives are still trying to determine a motive but that the killing is not considered gang related. A police cordon was in place for much of the morning but has now been removed. (more...)
Danaher Corporation (DHR) Shares Bought by Kidder Stephen W
- September 11, 2017

Danaher Corp Del now has $59.47B valuation. It is down 0.00% since September 8, 2016 and is. About 5.47 million shares traded or 110.38% up from the average. Cantillon Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability accumulated 504,990 shares. 123,006 were reported by Jefferies Grp Inc Limited Co. Marshall Wace Llp holds 1.39 million shares or 0.71% of its portfolio. (more...)
Trump wants to solve North Korea without fighting Trump wants to solve North Korea without fighting
- September 11, 2017

After recent missile launches and nuclear tests by North Korea , the president has vowed to stop the weapons program and said he would unleash " fire and fury " if Pyongyang threatened USA territory. The clashes came as South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe met in Russia's Far East and repeated their calls for stronger punishment of North Korea over its nuclear ambitions, including denying the country oil supplies. (more...)
Putin warns of 'catastrophe' over N. Korea Putin warns of 'catastrophe' over N. Korea
- September 11, 2017

US President Donald Trump agreed "in principle" to scrap a warhead weight limit on South Korea's missiles in the wake of North Korea's sixth nuclear test, the White House said on Monday. The system, made by Lockheed Martin Corp., is created to destroy short-and-medium-range ballistic missiles at high altitudes in their "terminal" phase, as they descend. (more...)
Looters ransack stores after Irma; police say some accounts overblown Looters ransack stores after Irma; police say some accounts overblown
- September 11, 2017

The video, shot while risky winds and heavy rain fell, shows a store window shattered and a group of hooded individuals entering and leaving the store with what appears to be shoe boxes. Duke Energy, the dominant utility in the northern half of Florida, has about 13,000 outages with the outer bands of Irma sweeping across the region. (more...)
Florida evacuees seek safety in North Carolina
- September 11, 2017

It also allows people and equipment to be staged to assist in storm response and recovery efforts. It says the whole state should prepare for possible flooding, high winds and storm surge. "Make sure you are ready for whatever Irma brings", Cooper said. Cooper added that statewide preparedness was "crucial", and said emergency management teams were continuing to take the "large and powerful storm seriously". (more...)
Korea to deploy new THAAD launchers just 3 days after announcement Korea to deploy new THAAD launchers just 3 days after announcement
- September 11, 2017

But the latest nuclear test and recent missile tests suggest Kim is undeterred by those sanctions . Mr Putin called for talks with North Korea, and warned against "military hysteria". Besides, according to the Russian presidential spokesman, Putin also said that "he strongly condemns Pyongyang's provocative actions". "It's impossible to scare them", said Putin. (more...)
Senate passes disaster aid, government funding, higher debt ceiling Senate passes disaster aid, government funding, higher debt ceiling
- September 11, 2017

Conservatives in the House have baulked at the scope of the Trump-brokered deal, which attached two, crucial fiscal measures, calling it a win for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. "The former Presidents were inspired to come together in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which unleashed devastating flooding - and spurred thousands of first responders and neighbors into action", the charity's website stated . (more...)
For 3 decades, Congress shuns immigration duty For 3 decades, Congress shuns immigration duty
- September 11, 2017

Falmouth Supervisor Meg Bohmke on Tuesday called the president's action a "brilliant idea", suggesting that those who have an opportunity to assimilate would cherish their citizenship in some ways more than we who have it by birth. "This rescission is consistent with President Trump's despicable pardoning of convicted civil rights violator Sheriff Joe Arpaio, which came on the heels of the President's reference to Nazi, Klan and alt-right sympathizers in Charlottesville as 'good people.' ... (more...)
London hosted a massive rally against Brexit
- September 11, 2017

Mr Blair, who as British prime minister in 2004 allowed citizens from 10 new European Union member states unrestricted working rights in the United Kingdom, said circumstances had changed following the 2008 financial crisis and increased competition for jobs. (more...)
South Korea's Moon says he and Putin share understanding on North Korea
- September 11, 2017

Its sixth nuclear test on Sunday prompted the United States to speak about a "military response" and South Korea to conduct major military exercises. Moon earlier called for a ban on overseas North Korean workers, who are a key foreign currency source for the North, but Putin said problem should be solved diplomatically, according to Seoul's presidential office. (more...)
Moon fails to sway Putin on sanctions-INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily
- September 11, 2017

Moon said Wednesday that the situation could get out of hand if North Korea's missile and nuclear tests aren't stopped. Meanwhile, Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said the explosive device detonated deep under a North Korean mountain Sunday had a yield of up to 160 kilotons. (more...)
Putin Warns of 'Global Catastrophe' Over North Korea Putin Warns of 'Global Catastrophe' Over North Korea
- September 11, 2017

Though he took a more critical view this week, Moon previously raised the notion of military talks between North and South as a way to possibly ease the growing strain. Putin's remarks comes a day after the United States called for "strongest possible" measure against North Korea in the wake of a powerful nuclear test and warned that every nation that does business with Pyongyang and is aiding its "dangerous" nuclear intentions will be on its radar. (more...)
Hurricane Jose remains a risky Category 4 storm Hurricane Jose remains a risky Category 4 storm
- September 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma is moving toward Florida as a Category 3 hurricane but could be upgraded to a Category 4 storm. Storm force winds of up to 90mph are forecast to slam into the eastern coast of Mexico later today, according to the National Hurricane Centre (NHC). (more...)
Hurricane Katia strengthens off Mexico, could pummel land by weekend Hurricane Katia strengthens off Mexico, could pummel land by weekend
- September 11, 2017

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said that as a tropical depression, Katia was blowing maximum sustained winds of 35 miles (56 km) per hour as it dissipated over the mountains of central eastern Mexico by midmorning on Saturday. A hurricane watch is in effect for Antigua, which is also under a tropical storm warning. There have been no coastal watches or warnings issued for Hurricane Jose so far. (more...)
Hurricane Irma Will 'Devastate' Part Of US Hurricane Irma Will 'Devastate' Part Of US
- September 11, 2017

CNBC has reported that around 20% of the refineries in the USA were boarded up and shut down as of Wednesday. If anyone would like to lend a helping hand to the relief effort through donations, we are asking you give to local organizations that focus on people of color, such as the Black Women's Defense League, RAICES, ICNA Relief, the BlackAmericaWeb.com Relief Fund or the South Texas Human Rights Center. (more...)
Hurricane Harvey Drives Home The Importance of Immediate Climate Action Hurricane Harvey Drives Home The Importance of Immediate Climate Action
- September 11, 2017

Despite what President Trump and his appointees say , the scientific evidence keeps pouring in that climate change is real , is really caused by humans , and will cause real impacts on our lives. How lucky do we feel today? We can't continue building in places that we know will flood . Hurricane Harvey's five-day deluge broke the continental USA rainfall total for a single event, killing dozens, putting entire neighborhoods under water and destroying thousands of structures. (more...)
Eight people shot to death in Texas home, police say Eight people shot to death in Texas home, police say
- September 11, 2017

According to the Dallas Morning News , the fatal shooting occurred about 8 p.m. during a Dallas Cowboys watch party. "The first arriving officer on scene made entry inside the house, confronted the suspect, ultimately shooting and killing him". (more...)
Trump seeks tougher sanctions to prod North Korea into negotiations Trump seeks tougher sanctions to prod North Korea into negotiations
- September 11, 2017

Furthermore, the China-North Korea "Friendship Pipeline" is constructed in such a way that shutting it down for more than a few hours could permanently damage it. Zhang Liangui, a North Korean studies expert at the Communist Party's Central Party School in Beijing, said that Sunday's nuclear test sparked real fear about contamination near the China-North Korea border, a fact that could encourage China to finally play the card. (more...)
Payne in South Korea warns North against 'brinkmanship' Payne in South Korea warns North against 'brinkmanship'
- September 11, 2017

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis also spoke with his South Korean counterpart Song Young-moo on the nuclear tests. There are now also growing fears that the mountain where the North Korean bomb was detonated over the weekend could collapse, leading to an environmental catastrophe, a Chinese scientist has warned. (more...)
Tutu condemns Aung San Suu Kyi's silence Tutu condemns Aung San Suu Kyi's silence
- September 11, 2017

Global organisations have condemned the "ethnic cleansing" and "cenocide" taking place in Myanmar troops and Buddhist mobs against Muslim minority group, the Rohingya. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi after a joint press conference in the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar Sep 6, 2017. (more...)
Hurricane Irma's turn will alter Georgia forecast, but damaging winds certain Hurricane Irma's turn will alter Georgia forecast, but damaging winds certain
- September 11, 2017

The governor said he was directing the Georgia Emergency Management Agency to activate the state's emergency operations plan due to the potential for dangers associated with excessive rainfall, strong winds , flooding, fallen trees and road closures. (more...)
Gov. Ivey to discuss state's preparations for Irma at 1 pm Gov. Ivey to discuss state's preparations for Irma at 1 pm
- September 11, 2017

The national guard will provide additional planning and force generation personnel throughout the state to assist areas that will have the greatest impact from Hurricane Irma . Hotels in Alabama filled up last week as Floridians evacuated the state. Ivey said officials did not expect the "catastrophic" levels of damage that Hurricane Harvey wreaked on Texas, or that Irma is expected to create in Florida. (more...)
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to visit U.S., to address university students Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to visit U.S., to address university students
- September 11, 2017

He always seems to be hopping from country to country. Rahul's meetings with members of the Republican Party in Washington, according to organisers. Resonating similar views, another saffron party leader Rahul Sinha stated that Gandhi's global visits do not affect the country much. (more...)
Hurricane Irma will 'devastate' parts of US Hurricane Irma will 'devastate' parts of US
- September 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma ripped roofs off houses and flooded hundreds of miles of coastline as it raked Cuba's northern coast after devastating islands the length of the Caribbean in a trail of destruction that has left 22 people dead so far. He said Canadians wanting to escape the cold winter will look to other destinations, such as Mexico, if the one they were considering is heavily damaged. (more...)
Gov. Cooper says he's already preparing for Irma's recovery efforts Gov. Cooper says he's already preparing for Irma's recovery efforts
- September 11, 2017

Much like a auto slowing down before a sharp turn, so will Irma. While Hurricane Irma moves toward Florida , the forecast for the Carolinas early next week remains uncertain, said Steven Pfaff, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Wilmington. (more...)

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