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ANALYSIS: As typhoons get stronger, Asia must build better, experts say

ANALYSIS: As typhoons get stronger, Asia must build better, experts say

KUALA LUMPUR– Population growth, rapid urbanisation and unfettered development of coastal areas in the Asia-Pacific region, are increasing the risk of heavy damage from powerful typhoons, experts said. They urged governments and the private sector to collaborate on improving urban planning, protecting mangroves and developing “sponge cities” that can absorb water and prevent flooding. “(Cities) […]

Brexit Talks at 'Impasse,' Theresa May Says, After a Rancorous Summit

Brexit Talks at 'Impasse,' Theresa May Says, After a Rancorous Summit

Agreeing to a backup plan for solving the Irish border dilemma is a condition of moving ahead. If it can be done, Mrs. May can probably fudge her plans for future trade, compromising on her Chequers proposal but leaving things vague and then negotiating the details in a 20-month “transition period” during which nothing much […]

Arizona National Guard unit prepares for deployment to Middle East

Arizona National Guard unit prepares for deployment to Middle East

(Twitter/@Ali_Vetnar) PHOENIX — An Arizona National Guard unit is preparing to serve its very first deployment overseas. The 198th Regional Support Group will be deploying Sunday in support of U.S. Army Central Command. The unit will spend approximately a year in the Middle East. 198th Regional Support Group singing the Army Song ahead of their deployment to […]

UK weather forecast: Weekend weather latest – Will Storm Callum be next to hit UK?

UK weather forecast: Weekend weather latest – Will Storm Callum be next to hit UK?

Gales reaching up to 100mph and torrential rain struck the UK this week as Storms Ali and Bronagh hit.  Storm Ali was so severe two people died in wind-related incidents.  With debris from trees and structures littering roads, causing crashes and closing high streets Britain’s storm season began with a vengeance.  Could there be yet […]

Walters report: Hour-plus elapsed between Maryland football player McNair's heatstroke symptoms, 911 call

Walters report: Hour-plus elapsed between Maryland football player McNair's heatstroke symptoms, 911 call

More than an hour passed between the time University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair started displaying initial heatstroke symptoms and when university officials called 911, sports medicine consultant Dr. Rod Walters said at a news conference Friday. During a closed session meeting at Towson University, the University System of Maryland’s governing body reviewed the […]

The man who allegedly mowed down a flock of emus has been charged

The man who allegedly mowed down a flock of emus has been charged

WARNING: Confronting footage. IT’S the footage that horrified the country — and the world. A man filmed himself behind the wheel of a white 4WD, laughing hysterically while allegedly mowing down multiple emus on a dirt road in the outback. But now, the man from Cowangie has been arrested and charged, according to Victorian police. […]

3 factors driving finance transformation

3 factors driving finance transformation

Three developments have combined to accelerate the transformation of the finance function, according to a new survey of North American CFOs by Deloitte. Technology tools are continuing to evolve. Finance professionals are being asked to learn new skills, often related to such technology. And work is morphing into more project-oriented opportunities. One result for finance […]

Considering an early flu shot? Maybe not

Considering an early flu shot? Maybe not

Considering an early flu shot? Maybe not  Minneapolis Star Tribune Last year the flu was deadly. Here’s how you can fight it now  Medical Xpress CDC urges flu shot before Halloween  WRCB-TV Full coverage Source link

NASA sent a balloon to observe 'electric' blue clouds, and they sure are pretty

NASA sent a balloon to observe 'electric' blue clouds, and they sure are pretty

We’re used to NASA dropping gorgeous photos of far-off objects in space, but its most recent observations are much closer to home. In a new post on its website, NASA reveals the results of a mission that was conducted in early July of this year which saw a large balloon soar 50 miles into the […]

Investigation: Maryland interns ordered to 'drag' Jordan McNair; no decision on DJ Durkin

Investigation: Maryland interns ordered to 'drag' Jordan McNair; no decision on DJ Durkin

CLOSE SportsPulse: University of Maryland officials held a news conference on Tuesday in which they took responsibility for the death of Jordan McNair. USA TODAY Jordan McNair was hospitalized on May 29 after a team workout and died June 13.(Photo: AP) TOWSON, Md. — An athletic trainer ordered interns to “drag” Jordan McNair across the […]

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