Hurricane center increases odds of development for system in Atlantic
ORLANDO, Fla. — One system in the Atlantic Ocean with potential to form into a tropical or subtropical depression or storm was under close watch by the National Hurricane Center on Sunday, as the end of hurricane season grew closer.As of 1 p.m., the nontropical low pressure system was becoming more organized in the far east Atlantic and moving toward the Canary Islands, producing showers and thunderstorms near Africa.Forecasters described it as “strong and large.” It poses no threat to Florida or the U.S. at large.The low could acquire subtropical characteristics over the next couple of days, ...
Sky-high costs of swab tests: more affordable, accessible swab testing needed
Suffering from a fever and a sore throat for the second straight day last Oct. 22, I searched for nearby COVID-19 testing centers online. I contacted a particular diagnostic center in Quezon City where the swab test rates (then) were P4,500 and P10,500 for results released in two to three days (regular service) and within 24 hours (express service), respectively. Even then, I felt that P10,500 was exorbitant.Personal, familial, and professional factors considered, I needed to know my result pronto, so I opted for that center’s express service that afternoon. I would have wanted to search furth...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
Trump's lawyer puts Philadelphia mobster 'Skinny Joey' Merlino at center of election conspiracy
Reputed Philadelphia mob boss “Skinny Joey” Merlino wants no part of President Donald Trump’s desperate efforts to flip the results of his loss to President-elect Joe Biden.A lawyer for Trump retweeted a bizarre allegation that the Mafia veteran was ready to cooperate with authorities and reveal a $3 million scheme to forge ballots in Philadelphia for Biden — prompting an adamant denial Tuesday from the famously close-mouthed wiseguy.“My client categorically denies all the allegations and Joey would rather die than ever be a snitch,” said attorney John Meringolo about the report asserting that...
New York Daily News
Boston Rumored to be Interested in Turner
The Boston Celtics have been looking for a center for a few years now. They do not have the cap space to just sign a good center, but the team has plenty of assets to trade for one. Myles Turner for the past season has been rumored to be moved, and one of the bigger teams to be interested in the center is the Celtics.In Need of a CenterThe Celtics have the assets to obtain Turner from the Indiana Pacers. He is only 24 years old and is a premier rim protector. That is a quality that the Celtics have not had since Kevin Garnett and Kendrick Perkins back in the early 2010’s. Turner averaged 12.1 ...
Prime Time Sports Talk
Looters ground Taraba Versity Skills Acquisition center
The Taraba State University (TSU), Jalingo, on Thursday said the institution’s Skills Acquisition center lost over N700 million naira worth of machines to looters following the #ENDSARS protest that turned into looting and vandalisation.The chief security officer of the institution, Col. AN Adamu retd. disclosed this in Jalingo while conducting BusinessDay correspondent round the skills acquisition center located outside the main campus of the university.He said that “the thugs forced their way into the premises of the center carting away and destroying machines such as large format, direct im...
U.S. launches new center to fight human trafficking
The U.S. government is committed to ending human trafficking and is launching a new center dedicated to combating this horrific crime.“Human trafficking is modern-day slavery,” said Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf on October 20 at the launch of the Center for Countering Human Trafficking. “There is no other way to say it.”The center is the U.S. government’s first integrated law enforcement operations center focused on human trafficking to support federal criminal, civil and administrative investigations, victim assistance efforts and intelligence analysis, according to the U.S....
Behind-the-scene look at parcel sorting center
By Wang Junwei | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-10-24 06:40What does a modern parcel sorting center look like? A China Daily website reporter visited the East China operations headquarters of e-commerce platform Vip.com in Huzhou, Zhejiang province on Oct 19. The sorting center here handles goods sent to East China's Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui provinces and Shanghai municipality.Goods purchased by customers are brought here from various warehouses. After packaging and scanning codes on parcels, goods are automatically dispatched to the corresponding slot via assembly lines. Each slot repre...
Prince Khalid Al-Faisal chairs meeting to establish center for the Islamic world in Al-Faisaliah
Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, adviser to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and governor of Makkah region, chaired a meeting at the governorate’s headquarters to discuss establishing a center for the Islamic world in Al-Faisaliah.The meeting discussed the timetable for establishing the Islamic World Center, to be implemented within the first phase of the Al-Faisaliah Project. It reviewed the components of the project, located on an area of 2,450 square kilometers, and containing areas for public and private investment, in addition to the headquarters of government departments, a diplomatic quart...
Azerbaijani cultural center in Uzbekistan sends statement to CIS Executive Committee
By TrendChairman of the Azerbaijan National Cultural Center in Uzbekistan Firdovsi Huseynov has sent a statement to Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee Sergei Lebedev, Trend reports with reference to the State Committee for Diaspora Affairs of Azerbaijan.“Since September 27, 2020, the Armenian armed forces have been shelling the front-line territories of Azerbaijan, as well as districts and cities far from the front line. These provocations led to many killings and wounds among the civilian population of Azerbaijan,” the statement stressed.“Deliberate attack by Armenia on the Azerbaijani c...
Top center for marine economy growing in Shenzhen
By ZHAO LEI and PEI PEI in Shenzhen | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2020-10-16 08:19The southern economic powerhouse of Shenzhen, Guangdong province, is determined to build itself into a world-class center of marine economy, according to local officials.The city government will uphold President Xi Jinping's instructions on strengthening China's marine economy and industries, and take advantage of Shenzhen's marine resources and scientific and technological strength to seek high-quality growth for its marine sectors and make greater contributions to the country's marine economy, said Wang Weizhong, Pa...