Tropical Storm Zeta puts 2020 hurricane season in the record books; path includes part of Florida Panhandle
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A portion of the Florida Panhandle is in the latest forecast track for Tropical Storm Zeta, the storm that put the 2020 hurricane season in the record books as only the second year in history to see 27 named storms.Zeta formed in the pre-dawn hours Sunday, just south of western Cuba, from the former Tropical Depression 28, which emerged Saturday evening in the western Caribbean.In rain-battered South Florida, the one-two punch of recent king tides and heavy rainfall has already caused coastal flooding woes and rough seas for boaters. Although Zeta remains hundreds of mi...
Emirates launches biometric path at Dubai airport for seamless passage of passengers
Dubai: Emirates airline has launched an integrated biometric path at Dubai International Airport (DXB). The contactless airport experience is now open to Emirates passengers travelling from and through Dubai.The integrated biometric path will give passengers a seamless travel journey from specific check-in to boarding gates, improving customer flow through the airport with less document checks and less queuing. Utilising the latest biometric technology - a mix of facial and iris recognition, Emirates passengers can now check in for their flight, complete immigration formalities, enter the Emir...
BERMUDA-WEATHER – Weakened Hurricane Epsilon remains a potential threat to Bermuda
A weakened Hurricane Epsilon is continuing on a path that will take it close to the island.The Miami based National Hurricane Center in an update on Thursday, said that Epsilon, now a Category 1 storm, was approximately 235 miles east southeast of Bermuda at 11am (local time).The storm- the 10th of an extremely active Atlantic Hurricane season, had maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour and was moving northwest at seven miles per hour.Bermuda remains under a tropical storm warning, meaning that tropical storm conditions were expected somewhere in the area within 36 hours.On the forecast ...
Wealth and Power (PART II): Transformation to Urban Industrial Capitalism and the Path to Global War
(Wealth and Power: Global Transformation and Destruction 1492 to 2020 Part 2: Transformation to Urban Industrial Capitalism and the path to Global War)This is a history blog… Unlike any history you have been taught. The blog will set out to explain why the world we all live in, is as it is today. Sign in here and you receive a short weekly history on colonialism, racism, and very much more. Introduction to TransformationIn these blogs, I want to introduce the concept of transformation. Understanding the dynamics of the transformation of society has been and remains a key movement of societies ...
The Palestine Chronicle
The Israeli distrust in gov't could lead to like to a path like America's
It requires no great acumen to see that the United States of America is deep into a moral, societal and political convulsion of gargantuan proportions. The question is: Is the US going through a pivot or is it in steep decline?That is the question asked in an erudite 8,000-word essay published last week by conservative columnist David Brooks in The Atlantic magazine. His depressing answer – that America has become a broken, alienated society caught in a “distrust doom loop” – ought to serve as a warning for Israeli society too.I fear that the lack of faith exhibited by Israelis in government i...
Jpost.com - The Jerusalem Post online edition
NESDC’s new head discusses path
Danucha Pichayanan, 50, became the new secretary-general of the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) on Oct 1. His predecessor, Thosaporn Sirisamphand, retired on the first day of fiscal 2021.Mr Danucha says the pandemic is completely different than any crisis he has seen in his 24 years at NESDC. Chanat KatanyuMr Danucha, who holds a master’s degree from George Washington University in the US, has worked for the prestigious state planning agency since 1997, making his way over a span of nine prime ministers.The Bangkok Post sat down for an exclusive interview with the new ...
The Bangkok Post
Shenzhen success lights future path
People skate at a park in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, Oct. 2, 2020. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)At midnight on Tuesday, the port of Shekou in southern Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, which faces Hong Kong across Shenzhen Bay, was bustling and aglow with lights. Container trucks shuttled back and forth, cranes hummed and port employees were busy guiding container ships as they docked at the terminal one after another.Four decades ago, the area where the port stands was almost deserted, with not a street light or other facility to be seen. Shipping capacity was limited back then.But 40 year...
OPINION: Time to rebuild the economy, not just stimulate it
By Frank Britt and Scott PulsipherThe American economy is in dire need of life support, and federal stimulus efforts have been critical to limiting the economic damage. But cash infusions aren’t nearly enough. We need to do more than get Americans back to work; we need to prepare them for a future of work that looks very, very different.That means investing in the U.S. workforce development system — which has been described by policymakers on both sides of the aisle as fragmented, uncoordinated and not agile enough to keep up with the pace of change. As higher education leaders, we’ve had fron...
The Hechinger Report
Sudan PM says US blacklisting harms path to democracy
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has said that keeping his country on a US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism is endangering its path towards democracy, the Financial Times reported.The designation dates back to 1993, when the country under longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir become an outcast for having hosted Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.In an interview published Sunday, Hamdok said sanctions linked to the designation were "crippling our economy", adding that Sudan's removal from the list would be a "game changer"."We are isolated from the world," Hamdok said, noting that Sudan h...
Jimmy Butler's path to Heat was actually two decades in the making
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Because NBA Finals moments such as these require the most polished of narratives, the cleanest way to explain the genesis of Jimmy Butler’s path to the Miami Heat is to turn toward franchise icon Dwyane Wade.It was Wade who was part of the lineage that Butler followed at Marquette. It was Wade’s time alongside in the Chicago Bulls locker room in 2016-17 that further planted the idea of Heat culture into Butler’s psyche. And it was the raw emotion of Wade’s final Heat game at AmericanAirlines Arena in April 2019 that captivated Butler, as he watched while in Philadelphia...