WORLD AT A STAGE

  • Red Cross looks to boost volunteers in county 25 Feb 2020 01:35 Morning Journal/Stephanie Ujhelyi Jocelyn and John Pomeroy attend an open house of the Lake To River Chapter of the American Red Cross in East Liverpool Wednesday morning to sign up as volunteers years after surviving their own house fire. Jocelyn, …
  • Newly waterproofed Arctic seed vault hits 1m samples 25 Feb 2020 01:32 The Arctic global seed vault has reached the milestone of having 1m varieties stored in its deep freeze. The new deposits are being made after unexpected flooding of its entrance tunnel in 2017 prompted an upgrade. Seeds from 60,000 crop varieties from …
  • Maharashtra: Home Guards get govt nod to start one-yr diploma course in disaster management 25 Feb 2020 01:17 According to the government resolution (GR) issued by the Home department on Monday, the year’s course will, at a time, have a maximum of 20 students. (Representational Image) There’s finally some good news for the Maharashtra Home Guards and Civil Defence …
  • Fisherfolk remind govt of promises 25 Feb 2020 00:49 Fishermen said that losses to the tune of Rs 1,000 crore were incurred last year due to unseasonal rain and four cyclones in the state. Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra budget, the fishing community has reminded the state government of its promise to …
  • Wild meadow seeds from Highgrove sent to Arctic ‘doomsday vault’ 25 Feb 2020 00:49 Wild plant seeds from meadows at the Prince of Wales’ residence at Highgrove are being stored in the “doomsday vault” in the Arctic. The latest deposits at the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, off the northern coast of Norway, also include the first seeds …
  • Texas Launches Ready Check Vote Initiative 25 Feb 2020 00:40 Ready. Check. Vote. AUSTIN – Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs today announced a new statewide initiative, “Ready. Check. Vote.,” to educate Texas voters about what they need to bring to the polls when they cast their ballot. The campaign will utilize …
  • Singapore amongst top 5 in global data centre pipeline 25 Feb 2020 00:21 It was noted for its undersea cables and low risk from natural disasters. Singapore counted amongst the top five data centre markets in the world with the largest pipeline under development, according to a report by Colliers International. The city joins …
  • Bill Would Help Timber Farmers Weather Storm Losses 25 Feb 2020 00:15 A Farm Bureau-backed bill would help timber farmers recover from natural disasters by increasing the amount of financial relief provided by the casualty loss tax deduction. The Forestry Recovery Act of 2019 (H.R. 1444) would allow timber farmers to “ …
  • Opinion | American attitudes harm more than coronavirus 24 Feb 2020 23:46 Coronavirus poses a looming and direct threat to public health. The original 59 cases from Wuhan, China, have now become tens of thousands affecting dozens of countries. Among these countries is the United States.  This is probably common knowledge. Since …
  • Iran’s government is lying its way to a coronavirus catastrophe 24 Feb 2020 23:22 On Monday, a member of Iran’s parliament claimed that the death toll from the virus in the region he represents has already reached 50 people, far surpassing the 12 deaths the country’s health ministry has confirmed. His district, Qom, is the epicenter of …
  • 'I was fire, he was ice': Vanessa Bryant's emotional tribute to Kobe at public memorial 24 Feb 2020 23:08 Posted February 25, 2020 09:37:02 Kobe Bryant's wife has offered a poignant portrait of her NBA superstar husband and their daughter at a sold-out memorial service for the two, who were among nine people killed last month in a helicopter crash in Los …
  • India poised to ruin world order, warns AJK president 24 Feb 2020 22:26 Sardar Masood Khan reaffi­rms that Pakist­an is incomp­lete withou­t Indian Occupi­ed Kashmi­r File photo of AJK President Sardar Masood Khan. PHOTO: ANADOLU AGENCY LAHORE: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has warned that India is …
  • When God Appears in Contracts, That’s ‘Force Majeure’: QuickTake 24 Feb 2020 22:09 1. What is force majeure? Translated from the French, the term means something like “superior strength.” In other words, an external event that is “unforeseeable and unavoidable, and not the result of the defendant’s actions,” making it impossible for …
  • Coronavirus outbreak highlights need for independent CDC-style body in Japan 24 Feb 2020 21:47 The rapid spread of COVID-19 throughout Japan together with what some see as government mishandling of quarantine measures on the virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship are reigniting calls for Japan to establish an independent decision-making body similar …
  • Nile River is “taker of life”, say Egyptians but not with Grand Ethiopian Renascence Dam 24 Feb 2020 21:06 Reading Time: 5 minutesBy Tekleab Shibru Associate Professor of Geomatics, Chicago State University Previous article entitled, “Grand Ethiopian Renascence dam (GRED) is a blessing in disguise to Egypt”, argued how an Ethiopia’s project, GERD, is extremely …
  • Is This Home Too 'Scary' for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? 24 Feb 2020 20:29 Photo: MICHELE SPATARI/AFP Via Getty Images Photo: MICHELE SPATARI/AFP Via Getty Images Photo: MICHELE SPATARI/AFP Via Getty Images Is This Home Too 'Scary' for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are house …
  • UN Chief Should Lead by Example on Human Rights 24 Feb 2020 20:12 U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a news conference in Istanbul, Turkey, February 10, 2017. © 2017 Reuters United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has long needed to overhaul his approach to human rights. Hopefully his call to …
  • 3 Reasons to Pay for Spring Break with a Travel Credit Card 24 Feb 2020 19:58 It may be cold outside now, but spring is just around the corner. A recent NerdWallet survey found that 33% of Americans plan to travel for spring break vacation this It may be cold outside now, but spring is just around the corner. A recent NerdWallet …
  • Gov. Lamont directs $75K to CT housing for Puerto Ricans displaced by earthquakes 24 Feb 2020 19:52 Home Fairfield Gov. Lamont directs $75K to CT housing for Puerto Ricans displaced by... Gov. Ned Lamont is allocating $75,000 in state funds to house Puerto Rican residents who relocated to Connecticut following the recent earthquakes that damaged the …
  • DA proposes fiscal rule to rein in government debt 24 Feb 2020 19:03 The government’s escalating debt has to be restrained, and the DA says it has come up with a legal mechanism it believes will force government to look for other ways to reduce the gap between revenue and expenditure other than increasing debt levels. …
  • Penticton search and rescue to test new app that assists with mass evacuations 24 Feb 2020 18:11 Penticton search and rescue members will carry out a mock evacuation on Monday night to test a new locally-developed app that will assist with the logistics of carrying out mass evacuations. SAR manager Dale Jorgensen said the app, developed by the …
  • Sebastião Salgado: world-famous photographer's Genesis exhibition comes to Lyon 24 Feb 2020 17:38 The famous Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado’s exhibition Genesis is on show at La Sucrière de Lyon, a former warehouse that has now become an exhibition space. Genesis is a photographic tribute to the planet comprising more than 200 black and white …
  • Scientists gather in Bremerton to study microplastic pollution 24 Feb 2020 17:19 Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press Updated 8:25 am PST, Monday, February 24, 2020 FILE - This May 19, 2010, file photo shows a blue rectangular piece of microplastic on the finger of a researcher with the University of Washington-Tacoma environmental …
  • A new, exciting decade for communicators 24 Feb 2020 17:12 Last year was challenging on many fronts: politics, social media, media, influencers and natural disasters, all culminating with one denominator – dented trust. An era of ‘instability’ change and evolution is set to continue, directly impacting …
  • Soldiers engage in simulated emergency drills in London – and prepare for real thing 24 Feb 2020 17:08 Lt. Col. Peter St. Denis, left, and Chief Warrant Officer Mark Brewster at Wolseley Barracks in London for a military training exercise on emergency preparedness and training soldiers on how to respond to natural disasters. (NORMAN DE BONO, The London Free …
  • Haiti says soldier died of wounds after shootout with police 24 Feb 2020 16:58 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The Haitian Ministry of Defense said Monday that a soldier has died from wounds suffered during an exchange of gunfire with police officers protesting outside army headquarters. The ministry said another soldier is in stable …
  • Scientists meet on risk of microplastic pollution 24 Feb 2020 16:54 Tiny bits of broken-down plastic smaller than a fraction of a grain of rice are turning up everywhere in oceans, from the water to the guts of fish and the poop of sea otters and giant killer whales. Yet little is known about the effects of these “ …
  • 2% tax balanced the Zimbabwe's budget 24 Feb 2020 16:46 THE $100 million collected from the two percent tax was allocated to cover the emergency requirements for mitigating the impact of Cyclone Idai natural disaster, rehabilitation of hundreds of lives and restoration of infrastructure. They say you can only …
  • As UN FAO Ambassador, Ind. Farmer Kip Tom Talks About US Role in Ag Development 24 Feb 2020 16:44 The main work at the FAO is trying to create some resiliency and capacity for small farm holders to feed themselves. "The reality is many of them are operating using farming practices they have been using for thousands of years now," Tom said. …
  • Two dead after armed Haitian police fire at army headquarters in protest over work… 24 Feb 2020 16:25 Protesting Haitian police officers shot up the army headquarters killing two servicemen and wounding a dozen more during a protest over pay. Armed men, some in police uniform, take cover during clashes near the Presidential Palace, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti …
  • How to Raise Climate-Resilient Kids 24 Feb 2020 16:19 By Tim Lydon Climate-related disasters are on the rise, and carbon emissions are soaring. Parents today face the unprecedented challenge of raising children somehow prepared for a planetary emergency that may last their lifetimes. Few guidebooks are on the …
  • Growth in Laos expected to remain resilient despite economic stresses 24 Feb 2020 15:34 A new set of challenges is likely to affect Laos’ economy this year, mainly the long dry season, the coronavirus outbreak and the Sino-US trade war. Last year’s prolonged dry spell may affect agricultural production and low reservoir levels could cause …
  • NIMASA donates relief materials to 20, 000 displaced persons in Borno 24 Feb 2020 15:06 The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), on Monday donated relief materials for distribution to 20, 000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno. The Director General of the Agency, Dakuku Peterside, made the disclosure at the …
  • Watershed management needed to protect env 24 Feb 2020 15:05 In coastal areas, 3,750 kilometres of canals are silted and rivers have lost navigability. Most embankments have been washed away and overflowed with saline water. Only dredging will not solve the problem, a policy for watershed management is urgently …
  • Statement of condolence on the passing of Sir Royston Hopkin 24 Feb 2020 14:41  Share This On: (PRESS RELEASE) – The OECS Commission extends its deepest sympathies and condolences to Lady Betty Hopkin, the Hopkin family, the Spice Island Beach Resort staff and to the Government and people of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique …
  • Two dead after armed Haitian police fire at army headquarters in protest over work conditions  24 Feb 2020 14:40 Protesting Haitian police officers shot up the army headquarters killing two servicemen and wounding a dozen more during a protest over pay. The off-duty cops opened fire during a nearly two-hour running gun battle in clashes near the Presidential Palace …
  • OECS Commission extends condolences on the Passing of Sir Royston Hopkin 24 Feb 2020 13:37 Sir Royston was the most accomplished indigenous hotelier in the OECS whose star property, the Spice Island Beach Resort located on the world-famous Grand Anse beach, held a Triple A Five Diamond rating. Advertisements He was the recipient of several …
  • Longer-range drones have `critical role´ to play in tackling climate change 24 Feb 2020 12:50 Monitoring climate change from the sky: DRONES could play a 'critical role' in tracking the effects of global warming but only if their battery life improves, expert claims Longer-range drones already exist but they are expensive to deploy at scale …
  • Philippines: Japan will provide 68.9 mil PHP grant aid for protection and empowerment of women for peacebuilding in Mindanao through UNFPA 24 Feb 2020 12:38 MANILA, Philippines, 24 February 2020 — The Government of Japan will provide a grant aid over 147 million Japanese Yen (approximately 1.35 million US Dollar, or 68.9 million Philippine Peso) through the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the …
  • Somalia: Helping vulnerable displaced persons in Baidoa 24 Feb 2020 12:37 Insecurity, recurring natural disasters and large-scale displacements are increasing in Somalia. According to OCHA, the total number of IDPs currently amounts to 2.6 million people. As reported by the CCCM muster list, there are 436 IDP sites in Baidoa. …
  • Anglo Pacific Group PLC Announces Refinement of Portfolio Investment Strategy 24 Feb 2020 12:36 · Increased focus on commodities that support a more sustainable world · No further investment in thermal coal assets · Establishment of a Sustainability Committee LONDON / ACCESSWIRE / February 24, 2020 / Anglo Pacific Group PLC ("Anglo …
  • Akatsi South records increase in fire outbreaks 24 Feb 2020 12:34 By Agbaxode Emmanuel, GNA Akatsi (V/R), Feb. 24, GNA – The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) in the Akatsi South District of the Volta Region, has described the incidence of fire outbreaks in the District last year as worrying. The District recorded …
  • Haiti Police, Troops Exchange Fire 24 Feb 2020 12:26 AP journalists then saw soldiers at the headquarters building fire into the air. Shortly afterward, an exchange of fire erupted between the soldiers and police. It was not clear which side began firing at the other first. As the afternoon wore on, …
  • Philippine VFA exit raises stakes in Pacific competition with China 24 Feb 2020 12:22 Philippine plans to exit the Visiting Forces Agreement signed with the US in the 1990s won't go into effect until August, but the move is already raising concerns about relations to the US. The potential end of that deal, and a diminished US military …
  • “Decolonization is a process guided by the aspirations and needs of the communities living in the territories” 24 Feb 2020 12:07 Monday, February 24th 2020 - 07:47 UTC “The concerns of the peoples of the territories are varied, and it is our collective responsibility to amplify their voices,” Antonio Guterres said at the session With 17 non-self-governing territories remaining …
  • Ideal US Cities To Survive Climate Change 24 Feb 2020 11:12 February 23rd, 2020 by Johnna Crider  Climate scientists have shared where they think would be an ideal place to live in the United States in order to avoid natural disasters. An article, published by Business Insider, posed a question to 12 climate …
  • No single country is adequately protecting children’s health, future: report 24 Feb 2020 10:29 No single country is adequately protecting children’s health, their environment and their future, according to a recently released report by a Commission of more than 40 child and adolescent health experts from around the world. The Commission was convened …
  • Disaster declaration lets upstate NY farmers access emergency loans 24 Feb 2020 10:19 U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recently announced Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Sonny Perdue approved a natural disaster designation for 43 Upstate New York counties that suffered …
  • NCDEX Turmeric under long liquidation; Resistance seen at 6250 24 Feb 2020 10:10 MCX Mentha Oil likely to move in a range of 1147.6-1179.6 MCX Aluminium under short covering; Support seen at 136.9 MCX Nickel under long liquidation; Support seen at 928 MCX Zinc under long liquidation; Resistance seen at 164.4 NCDEX Chana under long …
  • Agric crowdfunding operators warn Nigerians against scams, pool N20bn for investment 24 Feb 2020 10:09 • Call on SEC, CBN to regulate the sector Nigerians have been warned to avoid traps of scammers in the name of agricultural crowdfunding platforms offering unrealistic returns on investments. Operators have also said that since the inception of the …
  • South Korean cases surge past 830 as global epidemic grows 24 Feb 2020 09:54 44 min ago From CNN's Eric Cheung and Alexandra Lin in Hong Kong and Yong Xiong in Shanghai Six Chinese provinces have lowered their coronavirus emergency response levels, according to local health commissions. Liaoning, a province in northeastern …
  • World economy at risk over coronavirus, says IMF 24 Feb 2020 09:18 Nike Popoola The International Monetary Fund has said the coronavirus tragedy which emanated in China called for emergencies as it could worsen global economic recovery. The Managing Director, IMF, Ms Kristalina Georgieva, said this in a statement on …
  • Disaster funds’ ‘misuse’ to be studied; brgys urged to follow calamity guidelines 24 Feb 2020 08:18 The window view of a three-storey structure showing the overall destruction of the fire to the Sitio Panagdait in Barangay Kasambagan Cebu City. CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government will be studying the Commission on Audit (COA) audit …
  • US military takes coronavirus precautions ahead large-scale Cobra Gold drills in Thailand 24 Feb 2020 07:19 The U.S. military is sending a larger contingent this year to Cobra Gold, one of the Indo-Pacific’s largest multinational exercises, even as the new coronavirus sweeps the region, according to U.S. officials. Additional medical personnel and supplies will …
  • Climate disasters are far from over 24 Feb 2020 06:22 Rainbow Flat, Australia Standing in thick mud between burned trees and a concrete slab where his house had been, Peter Ruprecht admitted he was not sure how or when to rebuild. He was dizzied by what Australia's volatile climate had already delivered: …
  • Scientists gather to study risk from microplastic pollution 24 Feb 2020 05:30 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tiny bits of broken-down plastic smaller than a fraction of a grain of riceare turning up everywhere in oceans, from the water tothe guts of fish and the poop of sea otters and giant killer whales. Yet little is known about the …
  • Officials: Anniston virus quarantine plans canceled 24 Feb 2020 03:24 The news was met with applause, but also caution. Calhoun County officials gathered Sunday afternoon to discuss legal measures to keep Americans who have tested positive for coronavirus from being quarantined at a facility in Anniston. As the meeting …
  • The fires are out, but Australia's climate disasters aren't over 24 Feb 2020 03:17 Devastating floods came soon after the bush fires. Scientists call it "compound extremes," as one catastrophe intensifies the next. Standing in thick mud between burned trees and a concrete slab where his house had been, Peter Ruprecht admitted …
  • Blumenthal: ‘Our Nation is Failing the People of Puerto Rico’ 24 Feb 2020 01:45 This story was reported under a partnership with CT Latino News. U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal had some criticism for the federal government this weekend after spending Friday and Saturday in Puerto Rico assessing the response to the earthquakes that …
  • Drones have ‘critical role’ to play in tackling climate change 24 Feb 2020 00:12 The development and deployment of technology like drones has a “critical role” to play in the global response to climate change, an expert has said. To mitigate against climate change or poaching and cover large areas of landmass, drones – or unmanned …

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