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Florida officials fear Hurricane Michael’s death toll will rise

MEXICO BEACH, Flordia --- Search and rescue personnel are continuing to comb through the ruins of a small Florida Panhandle community destroyed by Hurricane Michael, which has left hundreds thousands without power and without easy access to supplies. So far, one body has been found in Mexico Beach, but authorities say there is little doubt the death toll will rise. Crews with dogs went door-to-door Saturday in Mexico Beach, pushing aside debris to get inside badly damaged structures in a second wave of searches following what they described as an initial, "hasty" search of the area. About 1,700 search and rescue personnel have checked 25,000 homes, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said....Keep on reading: Florida officials fear Hurricane Michael’s death toll will rise.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 14th, 2018Related News

Tsunami threat as 7.0-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea

SYDNEY, Australia -- A major 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea's New Britain island on Thursday, triggering a tsunami warning. Hazardous tsunami waves were forecast for some coasts, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. Tsunami waves were forecast to be less than 0.3 meters (one foot) high for the coasts of PNG and Solomon Islands, it said, adding that wave amplitudes could vary between regions. A spokesman for PNG's National Disaster Management Office in Port Moresby said there were no immediate reports of damage from the quake but these typically took several hours to reach the capital after a major shake. He was unable to comment on the tsunami threat...Keep on reading: Tsunami threat as 7.0-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 10th, 2018Related News

‘Apex’ of Orlina’s art of geometry and light on show

Celebrated glass master Ramon Orlina is at the peak of his form in "Apex," an exhibit of his more recent works in glass cutlets and crystal blocks at the Galerie Raphael in the 10th edition of ManilArt Fair on Oct. 17-21, at SMX in SM Aura, Taguig City. Seventeen geometric lucent masterpieces will be on sale during the pioneering and oldest art fair in the country. "Deep into My Soul" is a blue whirl of undulation that mimics the movement of the firmament. Several ripples carved into the glass presumably represent the mysterious regions of one's ephemeral emotions. "Naesa" shows a curvature of an impending wave. The interplay of loops and arcs are quite apt as visual correla...Keep on reading: ‘Apex’ of Orlina’s art of geometry and light on show.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 7th, 2018Related News

Meet the farmers of the future: Robots

To Alexander, Angus and other robots are key to a new wave of local agriculture that aims to raise lettuce, basil and other produce in metropolitan areas while conserving water and sidestepping the.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsOct 4th, 2018Related News

Elite North Korean hacker group tied to bank attacks

WASHINGTON, USA – An elite group of North Korean hackers has been identified as the source of a wave of cyberattacks on global banks that has netted "hundreds of millions" of dollars, security researchers said Wednesday, October 3. A report by the cybersecurity firm FireEye said the newly identified group dubbed ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 3rd, 2018Related News

Melania Trump forges ahead as first lady with Africa trip

WASHINGTON — With a wave and tweet, first lady Melania Trump headed for Africa on Monday on her first big solo international trip, aiming to make child well-being the focus of a five-day, four-country tour that will take her to every corner of the vast and impoverished continent. The first lady opens her first-ever visit… link: Melania Trump forges ahead as first lady with Africa trip.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 2nd, 2018Related News

New wave of Chinese artists driving art market

New wave of Chinese artists driving art market.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsOct 1st, 2018Related News

Pope meets with US church leaders over clergy sex abuse

VATICAN CITY--- Pope Francis was set to host US bishops and cardinals on Thursday to discuss the Vatican's response to a new wave of devastating claims of sexual abuse by clergy. The pope was scheduled to meet Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, who leads the US Conference of Bishops, and Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston, who advises the pope on sex abuse issues. The US Catholic Church has been shaken by the publication of a report on sexual abuse by clergy in Pennsylvania and by the resignation in July of US Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. He was accused of sexually abusing a teenager while working as a priest in New York in the early 1970s. No statement was scheduled t...Keep on reading: Pope meets with US church leaders over clergy sex abuse.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 13th, 2018Related News

Mental Health Law author warns of depression wave amid looming super typhoon

As a new super typhoon looms, Mental Health Law author and psychiatrist Dr. June Lopez warned of another wave of depression. Source link link: Mental Health Law author warns of depression wave amid looming super typhoon.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 10th, 2018Related News

Mental Health Law author warns of depression wave amid looming super typhoon

As a new super typhoon looms, Mental Health Law author and psychiatrist Dr. June Lopez warned of another wave of depression......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 10th, 2018Related News

US met Venezuela officers to discuss coup bid – NY Times

WASHINGTON --- Administration officials met secretly with Venezuelan military officers to discuss plans to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro but eventually decided not to help, The New York Times reported on Saturday. US President Donald Trump has been harshly critical of Maduro's leftist regime, as Venezuela has spiraled downward into a grave economic and humanitarian crisis that has sparked violent protests and prompted a wave of emigration into nearby countries. A National Security Council spokesperson told Agence France-Presse (AFP): "US policy preference for a peaceful, orderly return to democracy in Venezuela remains unchanged." Rebuilding democracy "The Unit...Keep on reading: US met Venezuela officers to discuss coup bid – NY Times.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 9th, 2018Related News

No tsunami alert in PH

THE Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC)-6 said the Philippines is safe from threats of tsunami following the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that hit Hokkaido, Japan, according to the “There is no tsunami threat to the Philippines from this earthquake,” RDRRMC-6 Chair Jose Roberto Nuñez said. Tsunami or harbour wave in Japanese is a […] The post No tsunami alert in PH appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsSep 6th, 2018Related News

US trade policy at a crossroads with Canada, China

President Donald Trump's trade policy faces a key crossroads on Thursday, as officials try to reach a deal with Canada, and he will decide whether to impose a huge wave of new tariffs on China.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 6th, 2018Related News

LeBron James says in Kaepernick reference: I stand with Nike

By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Clutching his young daughter in his arms, LeBron James said he stands with Nike, a clear reference to the company's Colin Kaepernick ad campaign. The basketball superstar — and new Los Angeles Laker — made the remarks as he received an award Tuesday for both his style and his philanthropy from Harlem's Fashion Row. The fashion collective partnered with Nike for the New York event, both a fashion show and an awards ceremony that focused on diversity in the fashion world. The evening culminated in the reveal of the latest LeBron James Nike basketball shoe: a women's sneaker designed by three female African-American designers and inspired by strong African-American women. In emotional remarks, James paid tribute to the three women in his life — his mother, wife and 3-year-old daughter, Zhuri. He noted how his mother had raised him alone, and given him "a sense of pride, a sense of strength, a sense of no worry." "Because of you, Gloria James, I'm able to be in a position today where I can give back and showcase why I believe African-American women are the most powerful women in the world." The NBA star, who was wearing one of his favored shrunken-fit shorts suits by designer Thom Browne, called his daughter "my rock." "People always told me if you ever have a girl, she'll change you," said James, who also has two sons. "I was like, nobody's changing me, I'm a man." But she did, he said. "Not only did she change me, she's made me a better person," James said. "A more dedicated person, a stronger person, I guess a more sensitive person." Closing his remarks, he said he stood "for anybody who believes in change." He added: "I stand with Nike, all day, every day." Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, unveiled his first ad of the new campaign Monday. "Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything," it said. The new endorsement deal has sparked vigorous debate, with some fans expressing displeasure over the apparel giant's support of a player known for starting a wave of protests among NFL players against police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues. Some angry fans were even burning and cutting out the signature swoosh logos on their gear — and posting the results on social media. But Kaepernick and his Nike campaign, which marks the 30th anniversary of Nike's "Just Do It," received plenty of support from the fashion world in attendance Tuesday. Bethann Hardison, an activist for diversity in fashion and a former supermodel who was also honored by Harlem's Row, said she was happy with Nike's move. "It's such a divided situation in our world right now," she said of the negative reaction by some fans. "But I'm such a huge, huge, wholehearted supporter of Colin that I'm very proud that someone understands what he's done and (is giving) him some kudos." Prominent African-American designer Tracy Reese said she loved the new Nike campaign. "It was tastefully done," she said. "And really, this is the time to stand up for what you believe in. Colin Kaepernick has done that and I think that we need to follow his example and really go where the heart leads, instead of where everybody expects you to go." Also honored at the ceremony were Harlem streetwear designer Dapper Dan and stylist Jason Rembert. A fashion show highlighted the work of designers Kimberly Goldson, Undra Duncan and Fe Noel, who together helped create the new shoe......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 6th, 2018Related News

Colin Kaepernick’s Nike deal prompts flurry of debate

An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick prompted a flood of debate Tuesday as sports fans reacted to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues. The deal unveiled by Nike and the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback was a trending topic on Twitter and other social networks, with some fans urging a boycott of the company's clothes and sneakers --- even burning and cutting out the signature swoosh logos on their gear. Others pushed back, saying the backlash against Nike showed the polarizing debate has morphed well beyond whether NFL players ...Keep on reading: Colin Kaepernick’s Nike deal prompts flurry of debate.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 5th, 2018Related News

Mr. World PH bares official candidates for 2018

After a wave of three major global titles last year, the Philippines is set to make pageant history once again as it kicks off the preliminaries for the Mister World Philippines 2018 competition. This year's Mr. World Philippines competition is a prelude to the much-anticipated "the search for the world's most desirable man," the biennial Mr. World pageant which will be held in Manila for the very first time on January 27, 2019 at Resorts World Manila. To jumpstart the country on its journey towards bringing home the Mr. World title, 16 male contestants from across the country shall compete in the preliminary competition to be held on September 15 at Resorts World Manila. Th...Keep on reading: Mr. World PH bares official candidates for 2018.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 4th, 2018Related News

Asian Games stir Indonesia s pride, boost Jokowi s campaign

(AP Photo/Dita Alangakara, File). FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2018, file photo, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, left, and his wife Iriana wave during the opening ceremony for the 18th Asian Games in.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 2nd, 2018Related News

Dead dolphins, diseased seals wash up on U.S. shores

TAMPA, United States – Over the past two months, dozens of dead dolphins have washed ashore in Florida and hundreds of diseased seals have died in the northeastern United States, officials said Friday, August 31. The unusual wave of deaths has prompted officials to declare two separate, special investigations to ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 1st, 2018Related News

Nissan launches electric car designed for China market

Guangzhou, China -- A Nissan electric sedan that is the first in a wave of dozens of planned lower-cost electric models being developed by global auto brands for China has rolled off an assembly li.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 27th, 2018Related News

Iran lawsuit against US sanctions opens at UN court

Iran opened a lawsuit Monday demanding the UN's top court order the suspension of renewed US sanctions which it says are devastating its economy. The Islamic Republic says US President Donald Trump's decision to reimpose sanctions over its nuclear programaims to bring it "to its knees" and are in breach of a 1955 treaty. Sanctions had been lifted under a 2015 multilateral agreement in return for Iran committing not to pursue nuclear weapons. But Trump reimposed unilateral sanctions three weeks ago. He said they were needed to ensure Iran never builds a nuclear bomb. A second wave of punitive measures are due to hit Iran in early November, targeting its vital energy sector inc...Keep on reading: Iran lawsuit against US sanctions opens at UN court.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 27th, 2018Related News