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Unsettling antiliteracy dystopia in Fahrenheit 451

'Fahrenheit 451's' tech-heavy, antiliteracy dystopia revels in the revision of history, supplanting truth with wrong details, known in our time as 'alternative facts' or ev.....»»

Category: newsSource: philippinetimes philippinetimesMay 30th, 2018

Climate talks must be rescued, warns UN chief

KATOWICE, Poland -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sought to rescue deeply troubled climate talks in Poland on Wednesday, warning the battle against global warming is a "matter of life and death today." The two-week talks are tasked with breathing life into the 2015 Paris Agreement, which vows to cap global warming at "well under" two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), and 1.5C if possible. But efforts to elaborate a "rule book" for the Paris pact and boost the carbon-cutting pledges have hit a wall, even as a barrage of scientific reports have warned that only immediate and radical measures can avert even more catastrophic extreme weather. "The key political i...Keep on reading: Climate talks must be rescued, warns UN chief.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Young Afghan Messi fan threatened by criminals, Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan --- A young Afghan soccer fan who shot to fame after he was photographed in a Messi shirt made from a plastic bag has been forced to flee with his family to the capital after criminal gangs and the Taliban threatened to kill or kidnap him, his mother said Friday. Since becoming an internet sensation, Shafiqa Ahmedi said her now 7-year-old son Murtaza --- a fan of Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi --- has not been able to attend school and now they are living in an unheated room in Kabul. She said the cold and the damp are making Murtaza sick. "He is always cold," she said. Temperatures in Kabul hover around 11 degrees Celsius (52 degrees Fahrenheit) dur...Keep on reading: Young Afghan Messi fan threatened by criminals, Taliban.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

UK climate: Longer warm spells, hotter summer days

    LONDON --- Britain's national weather forecasting service said warm spells and tropical nights are increasing in Britain as the climate changes.   According to the Met Office study, the length of warm spells has more than doubled when data for the last 10 years is compared to figures from 1961 to 1990.   It also said Friday that hot summer days in the last 10 years period are on average hotter than during the earlier period.   The Met Office likewise found an increase in the frequency of tropical nights, classified as nights when temperatures do not fall below 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius).   The head of the...Keep on reading: UK climate: Longer warm spells, hotter summer days.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

Mader Sitang Invades the Philippines : Manila Tour 2018 – Manila Video

Mader Sitang visited the Philippines for the first time and performed live at the Fahrenheit Bar and Cafe and at One 690 Entertainment. Sitang Buathong is Asia’s top transgender supermodel slash lawyer with the highest online followers. She is from Bangkok, Thailand. source link: Mader Sitang Invades the Philippines : Manila Tour 2018 – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

LOOK: Mader Sitang fabulous in yellow Filipiniana

Thai social media star Mader Sitang recently arrived in the Philippines and wasted no time in prettying herself up in a beautiful yellow Filipiniana. Mader Sitang updated her Facebook page around midnight Oct. 20 with a snapshot of herself standing in what appeared to be a hotel hallway, as she spread out the train on her yellow dress. Prior to this post, the Thai celebrity revealed she is currently preparing for an Oct. 20 performance at Fahrenheit cafe and later at The One 690 Entertainment bar. Mader Sitang landed on Philippine soil yesterday, Oct. 19, to the cheer of excited fans. Sitang herself was excited and shared a snapshot taken in front of the airport in Thail...Keep on reading: LOOK: Mader Sitang fabulous in yellow Filipiniana.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 20th, 2018

AP interview: Rosberg expects F1 merger with electric series

By Rob Harris, Associated Press Highlighting fresh concerns about global warming, Nico Rosberg foresees an eventual merger between the fuel-guzzling Formula One championship and the more environmentally friendly, electric motorsport series. The German driver retired from F1 after winning his only title in 2016, and he has since invested in the four-year-old Formula E championship, which he said is now worth 750 million euros ($870 million). While F1 remains more attractive to sponsors and fans, the upstart series is showing increasing commercial appeal. Heineken, which already sponsors F1, was announced on Monday as the official beer and cider backer of the electric street racing championship under a five-year deal. That unified approach to marketing across both series points to a future where they join forces. "Maybe we will never even get to that point (where Formula E is bigger than F1) and we will just see a merger between Formula One and Formula E before that," Rosberg said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Monday. "When the moment comes that Formula One needs to go electric, which will happen, maybe you will just see a merger then." They already share ownership through American entertainment and broadcasting magnate John Malone's companies. Liberty Global was already the biggest shareholder in Formula E when Liberty Media bought F1 in 2017. "The step for Formula One to go electric will be a big and difficult one," Rosberg said. "If that ever happens." It might become inevitable, with a fast-warming planet to be protected, and sports conscious of its role. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a gloomy report last week which said the difference between life and death for multitudes of people around the world could be whether world leaders find a way to reduce future warming caused by humans by less than a single degree Fahrenheit. "It's a real problem out there in the world and we need to do what we can as fast as possible to help all together," Rosberg said. "If the whole world is selling and driving electric cars," he added, "it doesn't make sense for Formula One to be combustion engines, so that moment will come. The advantage is that Formula One and Formula E have the same owner." Although the cars are quieter compared to the ear-splitting, fuel-guzzling engines in F1, the new Gen 2 models which run faster and longer have been introduced. Nissan and BMW will be debuting on the grid when the fifth Formula E championship begins in Saudi Arabia in December. There has also been a high-profile signing for the series: Former F1 driver Felipe Massa racing for Venturi, the Monaco-based team co-owned by actor Leonardo Di Caprio. Stoffel Vandoorne announced on Monday he is also making the switch from F1, joining the Mercedes-linked HWA Racelab Formula E team after leaving McLaren at the end of this season. Rosberg is already looking forward to the following season when Mercedes-Benz and Porsche appear on the grid. "That will be a spectacle everyone will want to watch," Rosberg said. "They need to showcase their electric technology in Formula E. None of them can afford to lose.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

An unsettling preoccupation

An unsettling preoccupation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ ticks to No. 1 in theaters

NEW YORK (AP) --- The gothic family fantasy "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" exceeded expectations to debut with an estimated $26.9 million in ticket sales at the weekend box office, while audiences showed considerably less interest in Michael Moore's Donald Trump-themed documentary, "Fahrenheit 11/9", than his George W. Bush-era one. "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" was easily the biggest draw on a quiet weekend at North American movie theaters, where the other three new wide releases all disappointed or downright flopped. "Fahrenheit 11/9" opened with $3.1 million in 1,719 cinemas --- a huge debut for most documentaries but a fraction of the $23.9 million opening ge...Keep on reading: ‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ ticks to No. 1 in theaters.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Michael Moore’s new film a call to action for democracy

Filmmaker Michael Moore calls on Americans to take back their democracy in his new documentary "Fahrenheit 11/9" exploring Donald Trump's ascension to the most powerful job in the world. The title references November 9, 2016, the date that Trump's win in the presidential election was announced, heralding a seismic shift in US politics. It's also an unofficial sequel to his "Fahrenheit 9/11" that took aim at another Republican president, George W. Bush, and was the highest grossing documentary of all time. On the red carpet late Thursday for its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Moore said: "Hope right now is the death of us, hope is passive, hope is wishfu...Keep on reading: Michael Moore’s new film a call to action for democracy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

Earth risks tipping into ‘hothouse’ state — study

TAMPA, United States -- The planet urgently needs to transition to a green economy because fossil fuel pollution risks pushing the Earth into a lasting and dangerous "hothouse" state, researchers warned on Monday. If polar ice continues to melt, forests are slashed and greenhouse gases rise to new highs -- as they currently do each year -- the Earth will pass a tipping point. Crossing that threshold "guarantees a climate4-5 Celsius (7-9 Fahrenheit) higher than pre-industrial times, and sea levels that are 10 to 60 meters (30-200 feet) higher than today," cautioned scientists in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. And that "could be only decades ahead," they ...Keep on reading: Earth risks tipping into ‘hothouse’ state — study.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

Three dead in Spain as Europe wilts under record heatwave

MADRID, SPAIN – Three men have died from heatstroke in Spain as Europe sweltered in a record heatwave Friday, August 3, with temperatures hitting a scorching 45 degrees Celsius (113 Fahrenheit) in some areas and meteorologists saying only scant relief is in sight in the coming days.  Here is a roundup: Spain: ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

2020 Tokyo Olympics consider daylight saving to beat heat

TOKYO --- Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are considering introducing daylight saving time as a countermeasure to the extreme heat that could prevail in the Japanese capital during the games. Japan has been gripped by a deadly heatwave this summer that has resulted in more than 65 deaths nationwide. The temperature on Monday reached 41.1 Celsius (106 Fahrenheit), the highest ever recorded in Japan. Yoshiro Mori, the president of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday to discuss the possibility of introducing daylight saving time during the 2020 Games. The International Olympic Committee decided this month the marathon...Keep on reading: 2020 Tokyo Olympics consider daylight saving to beat heat.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

Wrecking ball

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump’s unsettling embrace of Russia’s Vladimir Putin this week drew derision across the US political spectrum, but it remains to be seen whether Republicans have the will to rein in their president. The two major American political parties appear largely united in their desire to keep the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Woman attending to child on life support told by boss to go to work or quit

A woman in Michigan almost lost her job after her boss threatened to fire her if she won't show up for work --- she was by her son's side who was on life support. Crystal Reynolds Fisher informed her manager, named Dawn, that she will not be able to show up for her job to be with her son. Her son was rushed to the hospital Thursday morning, June 29,as he had a high fever of 104 degrees Fahrenheit and his oxygen was low. He was then transferred to another hospital when his fever was not breaking. From there, doctors decided to have him ventilated and put him on life support, reports WXMI. Fisher did not expect her boss' stern reply, as she shared their conversation via her Fa...Keep on reading: Woman attending to child on life support told by boss to go to work or quit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Samsung Messages bug randomly sending photos to contacts – reports

MANILA, Philippines - In a time of data leaks and privacy breaches, nothing is more unsettling than finding out that your photos are being shared to your contacts without your permission. This is exactly what some Samsung devices are doing as reported by a number of different ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Walk or die: Algeria abandons 13,000 migrants in the Sahara

ASSAMAKA, Niger --- Algeria has abandoned more than 13,000 people in the Sahara Desert over the past 14 months, including pregnant women and children, expelling them without food or water and forcing them to walk, sometimes at gunpoint, under a blistering sun. Some never make it out alive. The expelled migrants can be seen coming over the horizon by the hundreds, appearing at first as specks in the distance under temperatures of up to 48 degrees Celsius (118 degrees Fahrenheit). In Niger, where the majority head, the lucky ones limp across a desolate 15-kilometer no-man's-land to the border village of Assamaka. Others wander for days before a UN rescue squad can find them. Unto...Keep on reading: Walk or die: Algeria abandons 13,000 migrants in the Sahara.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

Japan team at World Cup troubled by earthquake, hotel alarm

SARANSK, Russia --- Word of a deadly earthquake in Japan and an early-morning false alarm at a team hotel have given the country's World Cup squad some unsettling moments. Coach Akira Nishino, who built his professional reputation coaching Gamba Osaka, said he and a number of his players have acquaintances or loved ones affected by Monday's quake, making for an unwelcome distraction on the eve of the team's Group H opener against Colombia in Saransk. "The psychological impact is something I'm slightly worried about at this point," Nishino said through an interpreter before Monday afternoon's training session. "As staff members, we are consulting with them and I'd like them to be sett...Keep on reading: Japan team at World Cup troubled by earthquake, hotel alarm.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

The unsettling beauty of ‘The Kundiman Party’

    What is it about Floy Quintos plays? "The Kundiman Party" is a world away from Quintos' "Angry Christ" last year, but it shares with the latter their author's near-magical ability to capture an entire social milieu, portrayals so layered that they almost demand multiple viewings. In this case, it is the world of the politically aware upper-middle-class, comfortable in their lifestyle but agitated over the looming threats to their society and country and groping for an effective response. Quintos captures this world by assembling an array of vivid characters, collectively a recognizable social set, yet fully realized as individuated human beings with perso...Keep on reading: The unsettling beauty of ‘The Kundiman Party’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

2C cap on global warming won’t save Arctic sea ice

Even if humanity stops global warming in its tracks at two degrees Celsius, long seen as the guardrail for a climate-safe world, Arctic sea ice will still disappear in some years, scientists have warned. Holding the line at 1.5 degree Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit), however, would make a huge difference, according to two separate studies published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change. In a 2C (3.6F) world, the Arctic Ocean would be ice-free roughly one-in-four years, whereas if warming does not exceed 1.5C, the odds drop to one-in-40, the researchers concluded. "I didn't expect to find that half-a-degree Celsius would make a big difference, but it really d...Keep on reading: 2C cap on global warming won’t save Arctic sea ice.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

2ºC cap on global warming won t save Arctic sea ice – studies

PARIS, France – Even if humanity stops global warming in its tracks at 2º Celsius , long seen as the guardrail for a climate-safe world, Arctic sea ice will still disappear in some years, scientists have warned. Holding the line at 1.5ºC (2.7º Fahrenheit), however, would make a huge difference, according ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018