WORLD AT A STAGE

  • Volunteer pilot rescues 40 Hurricane Dorian survivors from devastated Bahamas village 17 Sep 2019 05:59 Campaign Action Hurricane Dorian swept into the Bahamas two weeks ago as a Category 5 storm and wreaked havoc on the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island. The full extent of the damage is still unknown; 50 are reported dead, 2,500 are reported missing, …
  • Top Kenyan teacher Tabichi meets Trump 17 Sep 2019 05:51 SUMMARY “Peter is a science teacher who gives away 80% of his monthly income to help the poor in his home country of Kenya. “His dedication, hard work, and belief in his student’s talent has led his poorly resourced school in Kenya to emerge victorious …
  • Study: Not everybody wants thoughts and prayers 17 Sep 2019 04:40 A study examines reactions to offers of "thoughts and prayers" following disasters. Related stories LARAMIE, Wyo. - Thinking of sending your "thoughts and prayers" to those affected by tragedy or a natural disaster? Well, not everyone …
  • Relief for farmers impacted by national disasters now available 17 Sep 2019 03:36 WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) – Three billion dollars in aid is now available for farmers hit by natural disasters from 2018-2019. Georgia Congressman Austin Scott is just one of several lawmakers urging his constituents to enroll for assistance from the United …
  • Elizabeth Warren Honors Working Women Killed In 1911 Fire During NYC Rally 17 Sep 2019 02:57 NEW YORK ― Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) drew thousands of New Yorkers to her presidential campaign rally Monday in Washington Square Park, where she discussed her plans to fight corruption and support workers nationwide. The Democratic presidential …
  • Pooling resources can help beat stunting in children 17 Sep 2019 02:45 In many developing countries, women come together on a regular basis to contribute their earnings to a common pot. Together, these micro-contributions can pay for school fees, kick-start a joint business venture, or buy the best available seeds for the …
  • ISA Foundation Accepting Grant Applications From U.S.-Based... 17 Sep 2019 02:27 ISA Foundation Accepting Grant Applications From U.S.-Based Nonprofits The ISA Foundation, operated by Isagenix International, is accepting grant applications from U.S.-based nonprofits that can help the foundation ensure that every person can live a …
  • Climate action for peace 17 Sep 2019 02:08 The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. Each year, the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The theme for the international day for peace in 2019 is ‘Climate Action …
  • Financial answers sought for hurricanes 17 Sep 2019 02:07 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A new way to financially brace for hurricanes will be part of budget talks among Florida lawmakers, who are looking at having a slowdown in tax dollars coming into the state the next couple of years. Members of the House Appropriations …
  • Climate change, food security and our vulnerability 17 Sep 2019 01:32 A UN report (2018) has suggested that hunger is rising globally with unruly climate: over 821 million people in the world were undernourished in 2017.  In Bangladesh, the government with many development partners, NGOs and the communities are making …
  • Born in 1949 17 Sep 2019 01:30 OCTOBER 1 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The milestone gives people a pause to reflect on how rapid changes in the past seven decades have impacted their lives. Shanghai Daily reporter Cao Yunyi talks to three …
  • Key Points to Understands the Forest Fires in Indonesia 17 Sep 2019 01:25 JAKARTA – The forest fires that have been raging in Indonesia since June, the start of the dry season, have caused a massive environmental and health related crisis and led to diplomatic tensions with neighboring countries as the blazes have grown in size …
  • Scam alert: ‘charities’ asking for Hurricane Dorian donations 17 Sep 2019 00:30 MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- A story we have heard time and time again: scammers targeting people in the NBC15 News viewing area. The latest trend in scamming: pulling at our emotions. As NBC15 first reported, scammers have been asking for “donations” for …
  • Stanthorpe fire ‘accidental’: Qld police 17 Sep 2019 00:16 Police have confirmed the Stanthorpe fire, which destroyed four homes during the Queensland bushfire crisis, was accidentally lit. Detectives investigated the cause of the fire as part of a special taskforce which has already determined more than 10 blazes …
  • Corning Provides Early Update on Third-Quarter Performance 16 Sep 2019 22:13 CORNING, N.Y., Sep 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Corning Incorporated GLW, -0.36% is providing the following updates on the performance of its business segments in the third quarter ending Sept. 30, 2019, reducing expectations for two - Display …
  • Attack on Saudi oil is a reminder America needs sustainable energy dominance 16 Sep 2019 22:13 Over the weekend, attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities sent shock waves through the global energy network. Ten drones disrupted production at two installations that together account for 5 percent of daily global oil supply. While President TrumpDonald …
  • Commentary: Be prepared for the expected and the unexpected 16 Sep 2019 21:05 https://vimeo.com/358970892 Are you prepared? When asked that question, you may wonder, am I prepared for what? With so much news recently about natural disasters such as hurricanes and other tragedies, we hear a lot about the importance of “ …
  • Natural Disaster Shapes Atlantic Transplant's Life 16 Sep 2019 20:42 ATLANTIC – Alexsis Fleener was a freshman in high school when it happened. She was living in a small town in southwest Kansas, Greensburg, Kan. to be exact, a town with a population of about 1,000, when a storm came through. “Greensburg was hit by a very …
  • Contract expands Cartersville company's role in transporting threatened and ill U.S. citizens back home 16 Sep 2019 20:30 It helped direct evacuations of Americans from riot-torn Venezuela earlier this year and transported a U.S. college student in a coma from North Korea in 2017. Now, a Cartersville-based aviation company will expand its services to be on call to provide …
  • Burundi: Burundi: More than 1,200 students at Lycée Don Bosco had access to better nutrition thanks to Rise Against Hunger rice-meals 16 Sep 2019 20:05 (MissionNewswire) More than 1,200 students attending Lycée Don Bosco, located in Bujumbura, Burundi, had access to better nutrition in the first quarter of 2019 thanks to a partnership between Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of …
  • Economists calculate monetary value of 'thoughts and prayers' 16 Sep 2019 19:25 All things have a price – and if not, economists will find one. Researchers have calculated the going rate for thoughts and prayers offered in hard times. Rather than settling on one price for all, the study found the value of a compassionate gesture …
  • Quantum Spatial Makes Donation to the Smithsonian’s National... 16 Sep 2019 19:24 Geospatial firm donates aerial Applanix DSS camera that was used for many mapping projects across the company ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (PRWEB) September 16, 2019 Quantum Spatial, Inc. (QSI), the nation’s largest independent geospatial data firm, announced …
  • Economists find mixed values of 'thoughts and prayers' 16 Sep 2019 19:13 Groundbreaking research by a University of Wyoming economist has shed new light on the controversial topic of the value of "thoughts and prayers" in response to natural and human-caused disasters. An experiment led by Assistant Professor Linda …
  • VINCENTIANS LEARN FROM BAHAMAS 16 Sep 2019 18:38 Director of the National Emergency Management Organization, (NEMO), Michelle Forbes says there are lessons which Vincentians can learn from recent events in the Bahamas, as a result of Hurricane Dorian. She told NBC News, some residents here have been …
  • World: Five UN human rights treaty bodies issue a joint statement on human rights and climate change. 16 Sep 2019 18:14 Joint Statement on "Human Rights and Climate Change" Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of …
  • Rape, Pregnancy, and Mental Health: What the Politics Ignores 16 Sep 2019 17:52 This year we've seen a slew of restrictive reproductive laws pass in state legislatures. These pieces of legislation, passed in Alabama, Ohio, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Missouri, go further than prior legal code to forbid abortion, even in cases of …
  • World: The new climate reality: Protecting African cities from disaster 16 Sep 2019 17:18 Nairobi, 16 September 2019 - The impacts of climate change such as floods, landslides and extreme heat disproportionately affect the urban poor. This is because these communities often live in inadequate housing in fragile locations like floodplains, with …
  • Ex-US Marine on Quest to Find Proof of Aliens Claims Saw UFO 'Light Up Sky' 16 Sep 2019 16:57 Tech 19:33 16.09.2019Get short URL Nick Karnaze, an US Marine Corps veteran, is part of a team that is on a quest to gather proof that aliens have been in contact with Earth. A former US military intelligence officer Nick Karnaze has opened up on a …
  • Unmanned Stratospheric Solar Aircraft Flies 16 Sep 2019 16:30 Softbank unit HAPSMobile completed the first test flight of its unmanned Hawk30 solar-powered high-altitude platform system (HAPS) last week at NASA’s California Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC). Hawk30 is designed to serve as a stratospheric …
  • Booksmart column: 3 novels show compassion amid the chaos 16 Sep 2019 15:57 The three novels below focus on a period of human history where compassion was at once both gravely lacking and mercifully abundant.  Nonstop media coverage of disturbing hate crimes, senseless gun violence, and recurring natural disasters can lead us to …
  • Mali: Humanitarian Action for Children 2019 - Mali (Revised August 2019) 16 Sep 2019 15:25 Mali Children and young people in Mali, especially girls, continue to bear the brunt of the country's complex and protracted crisis, with 2.18 million children in need of humanitarian assistance. Lack of access to essential services and limited State …
  • Vietnam-Philippines South China Sea Interactions in the Headlines with Naval Activity 16 Sep 2019 15:18 The latest interaction of the exchange highlighted the ongoing maritime collaboration between the two sides. Last week, Vietnam and the Philippines held another iteration of a bilateral naval exchange. The interaction underscored the ongoing maritime …
  • Ex-government chief scientist says we should be worried about climate change 16 Sep 2019 15:02 Professor Sir David King, a former chief scientific adviser to the Government, says the world, and Britain, should be 'scared' about the state of the world.  He has revealed that the climate crisis and the ever-worsening state of the environment is …
  • Team Rubicon is revolutionizing disaster response. Microsoft wants to help 16 Sep 2019 14:54 In 2018, natural disasters ran amok. Deadly tsunamis battered Indonesia. Destructive hurricanes walloped the south. Wildfires, once seasonal in California, engulfed the state, leaving more than 1,650,000 acres of scorched earth in their wake and resulting …
  • Haitians fear deportation from Bahamas after storm disaster 16 Sep 2019 14:43 When Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas, houses on the Abaco islands were stripped of their windows and roofs, while residents – many of them undocumented Haitians – were exposed to an even more uncertain future.  Among the hardest-hit communities were “ …
  • Suddenly, TV News is Warming Up to Climate Change 16 Sep 2019 14:28 Suddenly, TV News Is Warming Up to Climate Change More than a decade ago, ABC News pulled off an amazing feat: a 2007 special edition of “20/20” that called attention to the rapid deterioration of the global environment. Reporters were stationed on all …
  • September is National Preparedness Month: Be Prepared, Not Scared 16 Sep 2019 14:20 CHIÈVRES, Belgium -- Disasters can strike at any moment, and individuals should take action to prepare themselves for emergency situations. September is National Preparedness Month, and this year's national theme is "Prepared, Not Scared." …
  • Afghanistan: Afghanistan: Situation report, September 2019 16 Sep 2019 13:38 IN NUMBERS 13.5 million people severely food insecure 293 000 people affected by suddenonset natural disasters 3.9 million people affected by drought in need of emergency food and livelihoods assistance USD 26.2 million needed for critical livelihood …
  • Psychotherapist: What I've learned from listening to children talk about climate change 16 Sep 2019 13:06 Eco-anxiety is likely to affect more and more people as the climate destabilizes. Already, studies have found that 45% of children suffer lasting depression after surviving extreme weather and natural disasters. Some of that emotional turmoil must stem …
  • Nigeria: New initiative puts women at the heart of humanitarian response in Nigeria 16 Sep 2019 12:48 Local women must no longer be excluded from the decision-making table in the co-ordination of responses to humanitarian emergencies in Nigeria, particularly when they are the ones most vulnerable in these crises, Christian Aid’s CEO has said. Women and …
  • NY sends extra hands to states facing natural disasters 16 Sep 2019 11:31 NY sends extra hands to states facing natural disasters Albany Just weeks ago, Hurricane Dorian swept through parts of Florida and North Carolina. Now, wildfires are ravaging parts of rural California. Though the disasters are far from the Northeast, New …
  • Inland areas clean up after storms hit Malaga province 16 Sep 2019 11:17 Inland areas of the province of Malaga are cleaning up after storms brought heavy rain and flash flooding in the early hours of Saturday morning. The sudden downpours were the result of the 'Dana' weather phenemenon - an isolated pocket of cold air …
  • Opinion: The science behind how Trump turns our unfounded fears into a potent political weapon 16 Sep 2019 10:21 Extremely rare but vivid threats often loom large in the human mind. Most people wildly overestimate the number of shark attacks or plane crashes for example. Even when reassured of our statistical safety, many of us still tense up on an airplane runway or …
  • Gault Heating Seeks Nominations for ‘Feel the Love’ Program 16 Sep 2019 09:28 YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As part of the Lennox Feel the Love program, Gault Heating and Cooling is seeking nominations for families in need to receive new heating systems before winter arrives. “The Feel the Love program gives us an opportunity to take the …
  • Labor pursues Scott Morrison for denying 'Shanghai Sam' comment 16 Sep 2019 08:50 The prime minister, Scott Morrison, has told parliament he misheard a question from a journalist when he denied using the term Shanghai Sam, as Labor continues to attack the government over embattled Chinese-born MP Gladys Liu. In question time on Monday, …
  • ‘When adults fail, we need to take action,’ says activist 16 Sep 2019 08:27 Barçın Yinanç - ISTANBUL As adults seem to have failed in putting enough pressure on governments about climate crisis, children and youngsters have taken over the job of ringing alarm bells about the urgency of climate change, according to high school …
  • Seaside Institute symposium looks at 'tactical urbanism' 16 Sep 2019 08:21 A three-day Seaside Institute symposium, continuing through Monday, focused Sunday on creatively applying principles of New Urbanism -- walkable streets, human scale and locating various land uses in close proximity -- to the redevelopment of communities. …
  • Saudi oil fire safety summit set to open today 16 Sep 2019 07:36 The Saudi International Oil Fire Safety Conference (OFSAC 2019) featuring training courses and workshops in various related fields is set to open today (September 16) at the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The three-day conference, being held under …
  • Climate issues dominate UNESCO forum 16 Sep 2019 07:35 Climate issues and the devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian, which severely affected The Bahamas, dominated conversations at The Caribbean Forum: Advocating for Small Island Developing States held last week at The Jamaica Pegasus. The event, hosted by …
  • Bahamas: Secretary-General’s remarks at press encounter after his visit to Abaco Island 16 Sep 2019 07:16 I just came back from Abaco. I must say was horrified. I've never seen such a level of systematic devastation. Hurricane Dorian has been classified as category five. I think it's category hell. But it was not powered by the devil. We have always …
  • Local farmers denied federal funds 16 Sep 2019 06:01 Farmer Dan Denman of Johnston holds wet soil in a corn field along Saddler Krohler Rd. that he had to replant because of the extremely wet spring conditions. File photo by R. Michael SempleThe United States Department of Agriculture has issued disaster …
  • Thus Spake Mungo: Climate change? ‘No idea,’ says NSW drought minister 16 Sep 2019 04:58 David Littleproud has a somewhat unwieldy title – Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disasters and Emergency Management. But keeping it simple, he is happy to live up to his name: he knows very little, and is bloody well proud of …
  • Humanitarian project brings clean water to Manila community 16 Sep 2019 02:13 MANILA: The lively streets of Baseco can be dizzying to the unfamiliar eyes. An urban poor village in Manila that was once a dockyard, it is now an urban settlement where most people work as unskilled labourers and residents are of different religious …
  • Can Bali become a paradise for ageing? - Indonesia at Melbourne 15 Sep 2019 23:51 Bali’s provincial government is setting a good example on evidence-based policy relating to the elderly. Photo by Flickr user Adam Cohn.  As Bali gains a reputation not only as a tourist destination but as a retirement option for Indonesians and foreigners …
  • The emergency 'grab bag' every family should have prepared 15 Sep 2019 22:02 The public are being urged to get a 'grab bag' ready in the event of a serious emergency. It comes as part of 'preparedness month' and saw a number of police authorities across the UK tweeting about the 'grab-and-go bag' filled with …
  • The member for Chisholm: This has echoes of the dual citizenship fiasco 15 Sep 2019 19:09 Nick Toovey, Beaumaris Liu has questions to answer Whether born in China or you're from Mars and you're a parliamentarian and previously had membership of organisations which promote the interests of China, you have questions to answer. John Groom, …
  • Non-profit Network Offers Disaster Relief for Reverse Mortgage Borrowers 15 Sep 2019 18:01 In the wake of new disaster guidance for reverse mortgage borrowers from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and as parts of the southeastern United States continue to contend with the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, affected reverse mortgage …
  • Minnesota Labor Unions Divided Over The Green New Deal 15 Sep 2019 14:01 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two national leaders of the Service Employees International Union recently came to St. Paul to talk about the union’s latest initiative to fight climate change: the Green New Deal. Earlier this summer, the SEIU executive board passed a …
  • Health Minister: 1200 Companies to Counter US Sanctions’ Impacts on Medical Sector 15 Sep 2019 13:16 Health Minister: 1200 Companies to Counter US Sanctions’ Impacts on Medical SectorTEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki said that his country is 97% self-sufficient in providing its medical needs, adding that around 1200 knowledge-based …
  • World's best teacher Peter Tabichi to address UN assembly 15 Sep 2019 12:59 By FRANCIS MUREITHI More by this Author The world's best teacher, Peter Tabichi, will set a record yet again as the first such professional in Kenya to address the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Brother Tabichi is a …

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