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Hong Kong Disneyland closes over China virus fears

HONG KONG, China – Hong Kong's Disneyland announced it was shutting its doors on Sunday, January 26, until further notice over the deadly virus outbreak in central China , a day after city authorities classified the crisis as an emergency. The park said it was taking the step to protect "the health and safety ........»»

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Boeing’s new 777X airliner takes off

Boeing’s new long-haul 777X airliner made its first flight on Saturday, a step forward for the company whose broader prospects remain clouded by the 737 MAX crisis. The plane took off from a rain-slicked runway a few minutes after 10 a.m. local time (1800 GMT), at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, home to Boeing’s manufacturing […] The post Boeing’s new 777X airliner takes off appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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PH Red Cross calls for more volunteers amid Taal crisis

BATANGAS CITY, Philippines – Philippine Red Cross officials have called for more volunteers for its Batangas operations as the Taal Volcano unrest neared its third week. “Who could have expected that 13 towns would be empty now?  I don’t think any province would be ready to react immediately to this," Philippine Red ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2020Related News

WHO says no global crisis yet; Duque piqued

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Friday he was somewhat piqued that the World Health Organization—which is based in Manila—is yet to decide whether to declare a global health emergency after the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV) that has so far killed 26 people......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2020Related News

Not business as usual

It is gratifying to see Filipinos pull together in times of crisis......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsJan 22nd, 2020Related News

Another crisis looms

Just as the residents of Metro Manila and the Southern Tagalog regions cope with the impending eruption of Taal Volcano, another crisis is looming in the air......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2020Related News

Du30 will help Cebu solve its traffic crisis

Last week, Cebu celebrated the 40th year of the annual Sinulog Festival, which starts with Sinulog sa Kabataan and many other events leading to the annual Fluvial Parade between Mandaue City and Cebu City where the image of the Senyor Sto. Niño was brought from St. Josephs Church in Mandaue City and put on a vessel (this time it was a barge) and brought to Pier One in Cebu City harbor and back into the Basilica de Sto. Niño......»»

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Palace: Quo warranto plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise won t end in constitutional crisis

A quo warranto petition to cancel ABS-CBN's franchise is seen to lead to a "constitutional crisis." But the Palace disputes this......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 19th, 2020Related News

As Taal volcano simmers, Philippine officials brace for long crisis

As Taal volcano simmers, Philippine officials brace for long crisis.....»»

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Dennis Garcia of ‘Hotdog’ band passes away at 69

DENNIS Garcia, a founding member of the 70s OPM band “Hotdog”, passed away, his daughter said on his Facebook account. He was 69. “For those of you who knew my father, it grieves me to inform you all that he passed away [Saturday night],” Isa Garcia wrote. “Our grief at his sudden passing is infinite and […].....»»

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Local execs scramble to address water crisis in Basilan

Local officials are scrambling to address the shortage of water in Isabela City in Basilan, now affecting heavily-populated barangays in the area......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 18th, 2020Related News

Heating woes fuel Balkan smog crisis

Sarajevo―As winter grips the Balkans, the poor are caught in a cruel bind, being forced to light fires at home for heating while fueling a pollution crisis smothering the region......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2020Related News

Gov t urged to strengthen climate action, phase out coal to avoid Australia fire crisis

The massive bushfires raging across Australia have reportedly killed roughly a billion animals and have burnt roughly 10 million hectares of land—an area larger than South Korea or Portugal—since it began in September last year. .....»»

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US-Iran tension: Is there a policy to address the crisis

President Rodrigo Duterte during the send off ceremony of the two Philippine navy ships for the repatriation of OFWs in the Middle East. Photo from Presidential Communications Operations Office | R.....»»

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US-Iran tension: Is there a policy to address the crisis

President Rodrigo Duterte during the send off ceremony of the two Philippine navy ships for the repatriation of OFWs in the Middle East. Photo from Presidential Communications Operations Office | R.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2020Related News

Taal Volcano s 2020 eruption: What we know so far

MANILA, Philippines – It was a calm Sunday afternoon on January 12, 2020, when the Philippines was jolted by news that the Taal Volcano in Batangas province was spewing ash. The situation escalated swiftly that same day, leading to a crisis that has seen families displaced ........»»

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A record 45 million people need urgent food aid in southern Africa – U.N.

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – An unprecedented 45 million people in southern Africa are in urgent need of food aid due to drought, flooding and economic hardship, the UN said Thursday, January 16. "This hunger crisis is on a scale we’ve not seen before and the evidence shows it’s going to get ........»»

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So, where are the Americans?

The country is now facing a twin crisis. First the threat of a full-blown war in the Middle East where over a million of our countrymen are currently working. The second is happening in our own backyard—the impending eruption of Taal Volcano......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsJan 15th, 2020Related News

Disastrous disaster capitalism

3 MIN READ What this is, in simple terms, is disaster capitalism: the commodification of crisis in order to generate greater profits. What others would call “supply and demand” is actually sellers preying on fear, anxiety, and sometimes even safety in order to generate profit. The post Disastrous disaster capitalism appeared first on Northern Dispatch......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsJan 15th, 2020Related News