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11 августа, 19:03

Guam Issues "Preparing For An Imminent Missile Threat" Guide: "Do Not Look At The Fireball"

Guam Homeland Security issued a new fact sheet Friday, which the agency says will help residents prepare for an imminent missile threat. The information was released following this week's threat by North Korea to launch a missile attack against Guam. The advice includes tips such as: "Do not look at the flash or fireball – It can blind you" and   "Take cover behind anything that might offer protection."   “Lie flat on the ground and cover your head. If the explosion is some distance away, it could take 30 seconds or more for the blast wave to hit,” the sheet states. During a press conference at Adelup late Friday afternoon, USA Today reports that Gov. Eddie Calvo told reporters that the threat level remains the same and that the island is "safe and sound." "There are no changes," Calvo said.   "Everyone should continue to live their lives." While the governor said there's no imminent threat to the island, he said families should still be prepared any situation, including inclement weather, and establish a family emergency plan.

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10 августа, 06:30

Visualizing Guam's Strategic Importance To The US

In apparent response to Trump's promise of "fire and fury" in the event of any threat to the United States from North Korea, Pyongyang has said it is "carefully examining" a plan to attack the U.S. Territory of Guam, saying they will engulf the island with an "enveloping fire". As well as being home to over 162 thousand people, Statista's Martin Armstrong notes that Guam is of key strategic importance to the U.S. military. You will find more statistics at Statista With a large proportion of the 544km² occupied by the Andersen Air Force Base in the north, home to rotating deployments of B-1, B-2 and B-52 strategic bombers, and a naval base in the west, it is understandable why the island is sometimes referred to as America's 'permanent aircraft carrier'. In terms of personnel, as of March 31, Guam was home to 4,290 active duty Army, Navy and Air Force personnel, 1,739 National Guard/Reserves, as well as 2,133 APF civilians.

12 июля, 18:00

Ученые «потеряли» здоровенный вулкан

10 октября 1465 года люди горячо ждали свадьбу короля Альфонсо II Неаполитанского. Ему было суждено жениться на утонченной Ипполите Марии Сфорца, аристократке из Милана, в пышной церемонии. Когда она вошла в город, толпа замерла. Перед ней был облик столь странный и прекрасный, какого она не видела никогда. Увы, люди смотрели не на невесту — они […]

10 июля, 03:22

America's Secret Plot to Nuke Japan’s Fleet

Steve Weintz Security, The Pacific atoll once known as Truk might have been the atomic bomb's first target Less than a year after the formal end of World War II the United States tested its new superweapons in peacetime. Operation Crossroads in 1946 at Bikini Atoll tested the effects of nuclear weapons on naval fleets and harbors. While burrowing through the vast Manhattan Project archives historian Alex Wellerstein turned up evidence that Bikini wasn’t the first Pacific island in the atomic crosshairs. Another atoll may have been the earliest target considered by the Manhattan Project. For a time before the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the United States considered nuking the Japanese fleet at anchor — a kind of reverse, radioactive Pearl Harbor. When the Manhattan Project got off the ground in 1943, both the atomic bomb and the defeat of Japan looked like a long time and a lot of work away. Hard fighting that year in New Guinea, Bougainville, the Solomons and Tarawa showed just how much time and work. But U.S. Navy planners thought the biggest target and the hardest nut in the Pacific was the huge Japanese naval base at the remote Micronesian atoll of Chuuk, once known as Truk. After ruling Micronesia for a quarter century, the Japanese navy had turned Chuuk into its own version of Pearl Harbor. The atoll – a 40-mile-wide lagoon ringed and dotted with tall green tropical islands – sheltered everything from battleships to transports. Drydocks and tank farms supported the ships. Airfields serviced hundreds of planes. A fleet radio station reached across the entire Japanese island frontier. The carriers that fought in the Coral Sea and the battlewagons that savaged Guadalcanal came from Chuuk. During a May 5, 1943 meeting the Manhattan Engineering District’s Military Policy Committee decided: Read full article

07 июля, 17:13

Transparency Pays: Emerging Markets Share More Data

By Sangyup Choi and Stephanie Medina Cas July 7, 2017 Versions in عربي (Arabic), 中文 (Chinese), 日本語, Français (French), (Japanese), Português (Portuguese), and Русский (Russian) On the move in Mexico City, Mexico: emerging market economies that are transparent with their data can lower their borrowing costs (photo: Edgard Garrido/Reuters/Newscom) If sunlight is the best disinfectant, as US Supreme Court […]

07 июля, 00:00

ADB, FSM, RMI Sign Grant Agreements to Improve Education Quality

ADB and the Governments of the Republic of Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia have signed 3 grant agreements worth $16.8 million to improve the quality of basic education in the two Pacific island countries.

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04 июля, 06:25

Десятки авиарейсов отменены в Японии из-за тайфуна

На южную часть Японии обрушился тайфун, получивший название «Нанмадол».

28 июня, 18:05

Необычное оружие: Традиционное оружие из акульих зубов

Человечество всегда было изобретательно в плане создания оружия для истребления ближнего своего. Даже в условиях жесткой нехватки ресурсов, всегда находились способы сделать самую обычную палку как можно более смертоносной. Но жители многочисленные мелких островков Тихого океана пошли в этом плане дальше всех – они стали использовать акульи зубы. В чём главная проблема голозадых туземцев? Правильно, низкий уровень технического развития. И […] Запись Необычное оружие: Традиционное оружие из акульих зубов впервые появилась Last Day Club.

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06 июня, 08:14

U.S. Lashed As 'Main Threat' To Environment At UN Ocean Conference

President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord now makes the U.S. the “main threat to Mother Earth,” Bolivian President Evo Morales charged Monday at the start of the United Nations’ first ocean conference. Morales called the U.S. one of the world’s “main polluters.” In opting to exit the Paris Agreement, he said, it is “denying science, turning your backs on multilateralism and attempting to deny a future to upcoming generations.” That “has made it the main threat to Mother Earth and to life itself.” While Morales pointedly attacked the U.S. in his speech at U.N. headquarters in New York City, other leaders expressed strong support of the Paris accord — and sounded the alarm on the deteriorating health of the world’s oceans. U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres told representatives of about 200 countries in the General Assembly that oceans are the “lifeblood of the world” and “under threat as never before.” “Conserving our oceans and using them sustainably is preserving life itself,” he added. The seas are in crisis due to pollution, global warming and overfishing, Guterres warned, noting that plastics threaten to outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050. “We must put aside short-term national gain to prevent long-term global catastrophe,” he cautioned, and he urged a “new model” of nations working together to protect the oceans. Swedish Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin, whose country is hosting the five-day conference with Fiji, said: “We know what needs to be done. We know the ocean is broken.” She noted that the oceans are now “30 percent more acidic than in pre-industrial times, big predatory fish stocks have declined by [up to] 90 percent, the surface waters are getting warmer [and in] some areas there are more microplastics than plankton.” Breathless seas. Another huge threat linked to #climate change. #saveourocean #environmentday https://t.co/5sOWYB6ND5— Isabella Lövin (@IsabellaLovin) June 5, 2017 Micronesia President Peter Christian said Pacific islanders fear that the ocean has been left the insurmountable task of healing itself after being used as “a dumping ground for industrial waste” and to absorb other pollution.  In an apparent dig at the Trump administration, Christian emphasized the importance of the Paris Agreement, adding: “While some may continue to deny man’s culpability for the damaging effects of climate change on islands and islanders ... no man, no island, no village and no nation can deny that trash in our oceans is of man’s own doing [and] man must clean up his mess.” Protection of the world’s oceans to benefit present and future generations is one of the targets of the U.N.’s 2030 Agenda for sustainable development goals, adopted two years ago. Some guidelines to address the problems include establishing more marine sanctuaries, cleaning up plastic pollution, managing fisheries more carefully and reducing pollution. The U.N. will issue a “call to action” Friday with recommendations and voluntary commitments from nations. Lövin told Reuters in an interview last week that the U.S. did not support the “strong language” in the draft call to action. “I think I can safely say that the United States has not been very keen on strong language on climate change,” she said. “We are not prepared to leave that [language] out. That’s really fundamental. The impacts of climate change are almost immeasurable.” type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=59104e54e4b0d5d9049dc664,590c1a02e4b0104c734db229,591e9941e4b03b485cb05d6f -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

09 мая, 21:58

Peacekeepers killed and injured in recent attacks & other topics -Daily Press Briefing (9 May 2017)

Daily Press Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary General: Central African Republic, SG Travels, Syria, Iraq, Migration, Honour Roll HIGHLIGHTS: -U.N. MISSION CONDEMNS ATTACK AGAINST PEACEKEEPERS IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC -U.N. ENVOY TO RECONVENE SYRIAN TALKS ON 16 MAY -IRAQ: U.N. RELIEF WING WARNS OF WORSENING HUMANITARIAN SITUATION AS CONFLICT INTENSIFIES IN NORTHWESTERN MOSUL -245 PEOPLE FEARED DEAD TRYING TO CROSS THE MEDITERRANEAN -MICRONESIA 96th MEMBER STATE TO PAY U.N. DUES Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/ossg/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=9+May+2017

27 апреля, 11:22

Украина вошла в тройку лидеров по равенству доходов

Украина заняла второе место по уровню равенства доходов. Об этом свидетельствуют данные рейтинга, составленного Центральным разведывательным управлением США на основании индекса Джинни. Распределение доходов семьи - индекс Джини измеряет степень неравенства в распределении семейного дохода в стране. Чем более равнозначное распределение доходов в стране, тем ниже его индекс Джини (например, скандинавская страна с индексом 25)...

26 апреля, 01:36

List of Foreign Ambassadors Who Participated in Credentialing Ceremony

Below is a list of the foreign ambassadors who participated in the credentialing ceremony at the White House with the President yesterday: His Excellency Meshal Hamad M.J. Al Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar His Excellency Erzhan Kazykhanov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan His Excellency Njabuliso Busisiwe Sikhulile Gwebu, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Swaziland His Excellency Geronimo Gutierrez Fernandez, Ambassador of the United Mexican States His Excellency Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan His Excellency Hynek Kmonicek, Ambassador of the Czech Republic His Excellency Frederic Edem Hegbe, Ambassador of Togolese Republic His Excellency Akillino Harris Susaia, Ambassador of the Federated States of Micronesia Her Excellency Lalla Joumala Alaoui, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco His Excellency Pedro Morenes Eulate, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain His Excellency Marlon Ramsses Tabora Munoz, Ambassador of the Republic of Honduras  

21 апреля, 18:17

About That 'Island in the Pacific'

Earlier this week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions disparaged a Hawaii federal judge who blocked President Trump’s latest travel ban.

07 апреля, 17:18

Украинские рыбаки заблудились у берегов Крыма

Рыболовецкое судно "Рыбак Херсона" задержано российскими пограничниками в северо-западной акватории полуострова. Украинцы утверждают, что не заметили, как пересекли кордон РФ

17 марта, 14:02

Россия разделила с Микронезией 51 место в рейтинге по числу стран безвизового въезда

Россия занимает первое место в СНГ и 51-е - в мире по количеству стран, которые ее граждане могут посещать без виз, согласно Индексу визовых ограничений (Visa Restrictions Index), который составляет компания Henley & Partners.

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13 марта, 23:00

Спасатели Черноморского флота сняли с мели украинцев-микронезийцев

В Крыму завершилась спасательная операция по снятию с мели сухогруза под флагом Микронезии. Судно «Ривер Эрегли» следовало из болгарского порта...

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13 марта, 22:30

Российские военные в Крыму спасли украинских моряков

Сухогруз «Ривер Эрегли» под флагом Микронезии с украинским экипажем на борту следовал из болгарского Бургаса в Новороссийск. 11 марта при нахождении на траверзе южной оконечности Крымского полуострова у судна отказали главные двигатели и оно начало дрейфовать в сторону берега.

13 марта, 15:22

Моряки Черноморского флота спасли заглохший сухогруз с украинцами на борту

Судно село на мель у южного берега Крыма в районе Алупки, у него отказали главные двигатели.