WORLD AT A STAGE

  • Integrity Magazine to host insurance breakfast meeting 20 Jul 2019 20:50 By Stephen Appiah, GNA Accra, July 20, GNA – Integrity Magazine, would be hosting Business Breakfast Meeting with the insurance industry actors to bolster social and business networking among insurers and their prospective clients in Accra. The event …
  • Artist plans to paint thousands of NZ's heritage buildings before they're lost 20 Jul 2019 18:32 An artist plans to spend the next three decades painting thousands of historic New Zealand buildings he fears will be lost to neglect, property development and natural disasters. Martin Law's ambitious "Painter of Paradise" project is aimed …
  • This Week In Trailers: Cooked: Survival by Zip Code, Monos, Balloon, Where’s My Roy Cohn?, Genius Party/Genius Party Beyond 20 Jul 2019 17:11 Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to …
  • Chloe Khan under fire for giving away free plastic surgery on Instagram 20 Jul 2019 15:59 Chloe Khan has risked a backlash by opening a competition for her social media followers to win a range of plastic surgery procedures. The 27-year-old reality star is no stranger to going under the knife in pursuit of an enhanced appearance after …
  • Puerto Rico's governor goes AWOL as protesters gather outside his residence, US officials call to step down 20 Jul 2019 13:50 Protesters demanding Gov. Rossello resign; Jeff Paul reports from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló official resident remains under siege as hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered this week outside the La Fortaleza that serves …
  • Bangladesh: Islamic Relief delivers urgent aid to south Asia flood survivors 20 Jul 2019 13:44 Monsoon flooding and landslides have ravaged parts of south Asia. The disaster, triggered by torrential rain, has affected millions of people. Tens of thousands of people have been forced from their homes, and since the weekend, over 100 people have lost …
  • ‘Reconstruction Olympics’: Building rush for Tokyo Games causing steel and bolt shortages in Japan’s disaster-hit areas 20 Jul 2019 10:57 A building rush linked to the 2020 Tokyo Games has been affecting rebuilding efforts in some areas devastated by the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, despite the government’s push to brand the event the reconstruction Olympics. Shortages of …
  • Fires, droughts and hurricanes: What’s the link between climate change and natural disasters? 20 Jul 2019 10:54 One of the most destructive fire seasons in California history keeps getting worse, with three wildfires driven by Santa Ana winds burning brush and homes in the Southland. At the other extreme, four hurricanes — Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate — have made …
  • 'In my nightmares I'm always in the sea': a year on from the Greek fires 20 Jul 2019 08:14 It was 6pm when the smoke reached the town of Mati on the east coast of Greece, 18 miles from Athens. The seaside resort was full of holidaymakers in hotels, or visiting their weekend homes. Within an hour, flames had started to engulf the town, turning …
  • Zombie Tidal Wave Trailer: Ian Ziering Trades in Sharknado for Wet Zombies 20 Jul 2019 06:45 Syfy may have finally put an stop to the Sharknado franchise after six movies, but that's not the end of the road for director Anthony C. Ferrante and star Ian Ziering. Set to have its World premiere on Syfy on Saturday, Aug. 17, the pair's next …
  • State treasurer: La. to spend $4.9B on capital projects over the next 20 years 20 Jul 2019 04:41 If state lawmakers don’t commit to any more projects this year, Louisiana will spend $4.9 billion on capital construction over the next 20 years, State Treasurer John Schroder said Thursday. Of that total, about $1.2 billion is for non-state projects, he …
  • Canada Supports Improved Drainage In Saint Lucia 20 Jul 2019 03:53 Press Release:-  Residents of Valerie Lorde Avenue can look forward to safer access to their community in heavy rains now that the Riviere Mitant Development Committee has completed a series of drainage works in that area. The improvement works are …
  • Peru: Natural Disasters Monitoring - July 19, 2019 20 Jul 2019 01:58 excerpt Volcanic activity Peru On 19 July 2019, the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) reported that the Ubinas Volcano located in Sanchez Cerro Province, Ubinas District, Moquegua Region, Peru, generated two explosions today at 2:35am local time. Ash …
  • Man escapes apartment block fire by climbing down the side of high-rise building 20 Jul 2019 01:50 Updated July 20, 2019 11:33:04 A daring escape artist has channelled his inner Spider-Man to escape an apartment block fire, climbing down the high-rise building to safety. The fire department responded to a blaze around 9:30pm on Thursday (local time) in …
  • Circular Economy: Needed in India 20 Jul 2019 00:55 By Mithilesh Kumar Sinha A major cause of the continued deterioration of the global environment is the current pattern of production and consumption – often referred to as the linear economy. Humanity is facing big challenges: climate crises, financial …
  • Norway may pay Suriname to preserve forests - New York Amsterdam News- The new Black view 20 Jul 2019 00:43 By BERT WILKINSON Special to the AmNews Back in 2009, Guyana and Norway signed off on a novel deal for a Caribbean Community country, under which that oil and gas-rich European nation would provide Guyana with millions in grant aid to preserve its standing …
  • City manager's memo: Natural disasters serve as a wake-up call 19 Jul 2019 23:58 Every once in a while, Mother Nature likes to prove to us just how small we really are. The latest series of earthquakes in Ridgecrest that started on July 4 were that harsh reminder. We of course felt and continue to feel them here in Tehachapi, ourselves …
  • Marco Rubio aims to boost small biz, counter China, with SBA reauthorization 19 Jul 2019 23:33 Even if you follow Congress, you might not realize that Sen. Marco Rubio is the chairman of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. But the Florida Republican has been active with that part of his portfolio too, this week unveiling a chairman’s …
  • Make Sure Disaster Preparedness Includes Pets 19 Jul 2019 23:24 It is important to be prepared for natural disasters and emergencies. The safety of your family depends on preparing a disaster plan, and this includes your pet’s needs as well. Prior to an emergency, gather information and compile a pet disaster kit. …
  • Governments earmark up to $15.6M for help following poor potato harvest 19 Jul 2019 22:16 Ottawa and the government of P.E.I. are providing some additional help for Island farmers following the poor potato harvest of 2018, they announced at a farm in Pownal, P.E.I., Friday morning. About 2,800 hectares of potatoes were left in the ground last …
  • Monsoon rains, drought and landslides are some of the environmental disasters afflicting the ... 19 Jul 2019 21:59 In recent weeks, the countries around the Bay of Bengal have been hit by severe monsoon rains. Landslides and bad weather have affected more than 567,000 people in nine Sri Lankan provinces. The country’s west coast is also on full alert, whilst fishermen …
  • Nepal: Monsoon flooding in Nepal, Situation Report No.2, July 19, 2019 19 Jul 2019 21:29 BY THE NUMBERS 90 confirmed fatalities 11,839 households displaced 31 districts affected Sources: UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nepal: Monsoon Flooding Flash Update 3 (as of 18 July 2019) SITUATION OVERVIEW Landslides and flooding resulting …
  • Energy Summit: Utilities implement renewables, but obstacles remain 19 Jul 2019 20:52 LOVELAND — Shifting to a renewable-energy future has increasingly become the mantra for municipalities, but the shift poses challenges for utilities and clean-tech providers themselves. And even traditional-energy companies are getting in on the action by …
  • Cheer song ‘Daenzakura’ unites players, fans 19 Jul 2019 19:31 Music and sports are completely different fields. There are many situations, however, where their paths cross. Often it’s music and songs that help cheer up fans and teams and allow supporters to develop strong bonds with the players and each other. …
  • Welcoming the stranger 19 Jul 2019 19:22 Friday, July 19, 2019Culture The Gospel calls on us as Catholics to provide hospitality to newcomers as if we were welcoming Christ himself. Debbie Rambo I know many of you have likely already seen media coverage of the conditions of the holding facilities …
  • Children of TPS recipients bring 'The Last Dream' to Boston City Hall 19 Jul 2019 19:21 Children of TPS holders from El Salvador perform their play, "The Last Dream," at Boston City Hall July 10. Pilot photo/Jacqueline Tetrault BOSTON -- On July 10, Boston City Hall hosted a performance of "The Last Dream," a play …
  • Cabinet passes draft to improve farmers insurance 19 Jul 2019 18:52 The Executive Yuan yesterday passed a draft bill to increase insurance coverage for damage to crops and livestock, which averages about NT$10 billion (US321.78 million) per year. Under the draft act, farmers would receive compensation for damage caused by …
  • North Bay professionals news: Oliver's Markets, Exchange Bank and more 19 Jul 2019 18:52 Laurie Tuxhorn, store director for Oliver’s Market in Windsor, has been named among the 2019 Top Women in Grocery by Progressive Grocer. Tuxhorn is one of only 65 store managers or directors nationwide being recognized this year. Competing against larger …
  • Official Rules: Like to Win Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari tickets 19 Jul 2019 18:30 KPLR 11 “LIKE to WIN Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari” Sweepstakes Official Rules NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN, NOR WILL A PURCHASE IMPROVE ONE’S CHANCES OF WINNING.  Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. …
  • Cassidy, Kennedy unveil NFIP reauthorization bill 19 Jul 2019 18:24 "The legislation ensures the NFIP works for the homeowners who depend on it," he said in a conference call with reporters on Tuesday. "The reforms in this bill are critical to any reauthorization effort to make the program sustainable and …
  • What Facebook And Mercy Corps Can Gain (And Lose) From A Digital Currency Partnership 19 Jul 2019 18:01 With a mobile phone, Kenyans can send and receive money via a service called M-PESA. Now Facebook is entering the digital currency realm. The social media giant has helped develop a digital currency called Libra that plans to launch in 2020. Nichole …
  • Stephen Miller-allied Trump official reportedly pressed letting 'nearly zero' refugees into U.S. 19 Jul 2019 17:50 A Trump administration official reportedly floated slashing the number of refugees that can be admitted to the U.S. next year “to nearly zero,” Politico reports. The suggestion reportedly came from John Zadrozny, a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services …
  • Brazil: Natural Disasters Monitoring - July 18, 2019 19 Jul 2019 17:41 Severe Weather Brazil (update) On 17 July 2019, the City Hall of Salvador in Bahia Sate, Brazil, reported an update on the heavy rain situation in the village of Quati. The number of persons evacuated due to the partial breakage and overflow of the Quati …
  • Trump's presidency may be making Latinos sick 19 Jul 2019 16:59 President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Washington. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte …
  • Soldiers join CCISD students for Ranger Reading Camp 19 Jul 2019 16:43 By BRITTANY FHOLER Cove Leader-Press   Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division, shared details about what they do in the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade and encouraged students to stay in school during several 30-minute sessions held at Williams/Ledger …
  • Returning to Lac Mégantic, a Scene of Great Disaster 19 Jul 2019 15:50 During my career, I’ve reported on several terrible events but the rail disaster in Lac Mégantic, Quebec six years ago is among the worst. After arriving in town then, I parked next to an apple tree far from the site of the train wreck and subsequent blast …
  • Parliament approves VAT enforcement from 1 October 19 Jul 2019 15:28 The Proposed Law amending the VAT Code was approved with 110 votes in favor (MPLA), 31 against (UNITA) and 14 abstentions (CASA-CE, FNLA and PRS), in an ordinary plenary meeting, guided by the President of the National Assembly, Fernando da Piedade Dias …
  • Acadiana Better Business Bureau: Beware of fly-by-night contractors 19 Jul 2019 15:18 Was your property damaged by Hurricane Barry?  Before you hire a contractor, make sure the company won’t take your money and run.  Quick action can minimize disastrous effects on businesses and homes. According to FEMA, just one inch of water in a home can …
  • Radio star Bruce Atkinson shifts out of comfort zone - again 19 Jul 2019 15:09 MULTI-AWARD winning ABC radio senior Sunshine Coast journalist Bruce Atkinson has never shied from shifting out of his comfort zone in the quest for new adventures and opportunities. At 54-years-of-age with a 17-year-old son and two primary school …
  • Nuclear Industry Looks to Save Money Under Reduced U.S. Safety Oversight 19 Jul 2019 15:07 Fewer mock commando raids to test nuclear power plants’ defenses against terrorist attacks. Fewer, smaller government inspections for plant safety issues. Less notice to the public and to state governors when problems arise. They’re part of the money- …
  • Prophet to unleash terror on gods; vows to destroy Kanka Nyame and others 19 Jul 2019 15:01 Religion of Monday, 17 June 2019 Source: yen.com.gh 2019-06-17 The leader of the Church of Rabbi, Prophet Kwabena Tawiah has vowed to rid Ghana of all gods that cause mayhem in the country. According to him, these gods cause destruction through floods, …
  • BP's Tangguh LNG plant Train 3 to be delayed by a year - regulator 19 Jul 2019 14:17 JAKARTA (Reuters) – Operation of Train 3 at BP’s <BP.L> Tangguh liquefied natural gas plant in Indonesia is expected to be delayed by a year, Fatar Yani Abdurrahman, deputy chief of upstream oil and gas regulator SKK Migas, told reporters. It is …
  • All the ways your phone can save your life in an emergency 19 Jul 2019 11:41 Your phone is a vital, potentially life-saving tool you have with you at all times. Angela Lang/CNET It can happen in a split second. One minute, everything's fine and then a wrong turn, an unexpected storm, or a loud noise in the next room could …
  • We will recover if we are Marshalltown Strong 19 Jul 2019 11:40 Editor’s note: A version of this Our View originally ran on July 29, 2018. Its message was as true today as it was then. Together we can rebuild. July 19, 2018 will be a day for the Marshalltown history books. On that day, an EF-3 tornado destroyed some of …
  • Regions reports second quarter 2019 earnings from continuing operations of $374 million, up 3 percent over the prior year; pre-tax pre-provision income up 9 percent 19 Jul 2019 11:19 BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 19, 2019-- Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) today announced earnings for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019. The company reported net income from continuing operations available to common shareholders of $ …
  • 5 Michigan counties designated as natural disaster areas 19 Jul 2019 09:52 Michigan producers in Antrim, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau and Otsego counties who suffered losses caused by excessive rain and high winds that have occurred since Aug. 28, 2018, may be eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency emergency loans. This …
  • There’s more than the CIA and FBI: The 17 agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community 19 Jul 2019 09:31 The U.S. intelligence community recently reaffirmed its conclusion that senior officials in Russia were behind hacks during the 2016 presidential campaign into the Democratic National Committee and emails belonging to associates of Hillary Clinton. But …
  • Health district adds programs, including one aimed at elderly Clark County residents 19 Jul 2019 09:09 Yasmina Chavez An attendee visits an informational booth following the State of the Health District address at the Southern Nevada Health District office building Thursday, July 18, 2019. By John Sadler (contact) Friday, July 19, 2019 | 2 a.m. The Southern …
  • India-US relationship on very sound footing: Shringla 19 Jul 2019 07:52 During his visit to New York, Shringla met Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog, who was in the city at UN for High Level Political Forum. New York: The India-US relationship is on a very sound footing with both nations working closely to take the momentum forward …
  • Syngenta: 2019 Half Year Results 19 Jul 2019 07:43 BASEL, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 19, 2019-- Reported Financial Highlights       1 st Half 2019 $m 1 st Half 2018 $m Actual % CER 1 %   Sales 6,766 7,249 -7 [-6 2 ] -2 [-1 2 ]   EBITDA 1,461 1,709 -15 [-13] -9 [-8]   1 Constant Exchange Rates 2 …
  • Horizons Regional Council nominations open for local body elections 19 Jul 2019 07:29 Horizons Regional Council is calling for a diverse range of candidate nominees to rise up as local government candidate nominations open today. Electoral Officer Craig Grant said local body elections give communities the opportunity to vote for their …
  • USDA unveils new online tool to find farm loans 19 Jul 2019 05:52 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now offering a new online tool designed to help farmers and ranchers find information on USDA farm loans that may best fit their operations. The new Farm Loan Discovery Tool is available as the newest feature on …
  • Restoring the fairgrounds after the flooding 19 Jul 2019 05:52 Jason Cloudt had a trial by fire just a couple months after being named president of the Washington County Ag Society. Actually, it was a trial by flood — when water inundated the Washington County Fairgrounds. Mid-march flooding filled 10 of the …
  • Fire engulfs building at heritage-listed Queensland school 19 Jul 2019 05:43 Updated July 19, 2019 15:10:03 Firefighters are battling a blaze at Warwick East State School on Queensland's Southern Downs, one of the oldest schools in the state, with a building that dates back to the 1850s. The fire broke out in one of the …
  • NEMA asks Gombe residents to avoid flood-prone areas 19 Jul 2019 04:31 Chima Azubuike, Gombe The Head of Operations, National Emergency Management Agency, who is in charge of Adamawa and Taraba states, Abbani Garki, has urged residents of the states in the North-East to avoid flood-prone areas. He also enjoined them to avoid …
  • Flood victims sent ‘horrifying’ letters 19 Jul 2019 04:10 Townsville locals are still recovering and rebuilding following a devastating flood that ravaged the north Queensland city in February, killing three and forcing 3000 people from their homes. So, the government’s decision to resume its controversial robo- …
  • Extinction Rebellion launches London 'tax strike' 19 Jul 2019 03:11 Extinction Rebellion issued a call for a "tax strike" in London to protest the local government's sponsorship of projects it argues are not compatible with the UK achieving carbon neutrality by 2025. Activists gathered in front of Town Hall …
  • Sonoco Products Co (SON) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript 19 Jul 2019 02:56 Image source: The Motley Fool. Sonoco Products Co (NYSE:SON) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Jul 18, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET Contents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Operator Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the …
  • Sonoco Products Company (SON) CEO Robert Tiede on Q2 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript 19 Jul 2019 02:42 Sonoco Products Company. (NYSE:SON) Q2 2019 Results Earnings Conference Call July 18, 2019 11:00 AM ET Company Participants Roger Schrum - Corporate VP, IR & Corporate Affairs Robert Tiede - President and CEO Julie Albrecht - VP and CFO Conference Call …
  • Significant Upside Potential For Hospitality Properties Trust Due To Recent Market Inefficiencies 19 Jul 2019 02:14 Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) is a timely long for investors looking to diversify their portfolio by adding a strong dividend paying company. With the current stock price (at time of writing this article) of $24.91, the stock is down near 5- …

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