SIGNS AND MEANING

Sections of a runway There are runway markings. The runway thresholds are markings across the runway that denote the beginning and end of the designated space for landing and takeoff under non-emergency conditions. The runway safety area is the cleared, smoothed and the graded area around the paved runway. It is kept free from any obstacles that might impede … Continue reading SIGNS AND MEANING

PUTIN WARNING TO THE WORLD

Vladimir Putin warns world faces 'global catastrophe' over North Korea   Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the escalating crisis over North Korea's weapons program risks developing into a "global catastrophe" with mass casualties. But Putin, speaking in China on Tuesday, cautioned against "military hysteria" and said that the only way to resolve the crisis … Continue reading PUTIN WARNING TO THE WORLD

NEW ZEALAND TO SEND AID TO THE CARIBBEAN

NEW ZEALAND PLEDGES AID TO CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES IMPACTED BY HURRICANES IRMA AND MARIA Media Release New Zealand High Commission Barbados 22 Sep 17 Saturday, September 23, 2017 — The Government of New Zealand has announced that it is contributing NZ$250,000 to the immediate relief efforts for Caribbean countries affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The funding will … Continue reading NEW ZEALAND TO SEND AID TO THE CARIBBEAN

VOWS TO REBUILD DOMINICA

NEWS ETHIOPIAN-BORN AIR CANADA PILOT PREPARES TO REBUILD DOMINICA 38 YEARS AFTER HE RENDERED AID TO THE ISLAND FOLLOWING HURRICANE DAVID SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 STEVE FOERSTER In 1979 Hurricane David devastated Dominica. Just days after that disaster, a young Greek-Ethiopian resident in Canada and barely out of his teens packed his bags, gathered some chainsaws, and … Continue reading VOWS TO REBUILD DOMINICA

ANOTHER QUAKE IN MEXICO

2 new quakes shake southern Mexico, already coping with disasters Two more earthquakes shook southern Mexico on Saturday, further rattling a country still coming to grips with the devastation from stronger temblors earlier this month. A 6.1 magnitude earthquake Saturday morning was centered in Oaxaca state near Matias Romero, a town about 275 miles southeast … Continue reading ANOTHER QUAKE IN MEXICO

SEISMIC ACTIVITY DETECTED IN NORTH KOREA

China says North Korea quake, not a nuclear explosion A small earthquake near North Korea's nuclear test site on Saturday was probably not man-made, the nuclear proliferation watchdog and a South Korean official said, easing fears Pyongyang had exploded another nuclear bomb just weeks after its last one. China's Earthquake Administration said the quake was … Continue reading SEISMIC ACTIVITY DETECTED IN NORTH KOREA

OCEAN DURING A HURRICANE

What Happens Underwater During a Hurricane? Posted on October 22, 2012 by RSMAS We think we’re pretty familiar with hurricanes – strong winds, storm surge, flooding rains, ominous satellite images from space, and radar loops when they get near land. But what goes on at and below the ocean’s surface when a hurricane passes overhead? Quite a lot, … Continue reading OCEAN DURING A HURRICANE

MUGABE TO TRUMP

LATEST NEWS Mugabe at UN stands up to 'Giant Gold Goliath' Trump Thursday, September 21, 2017 UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) — Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe did not mince words at the United Nations Thursday about Donald Trump, mocking the US president as the "Giant Gold Goliath." Addressing the UN General Assembly, where reproaches of … Continue reading MUGABE TO TRUMP

THE PACIFIC RING OF FIRE

Where will the next earthquake strike? How a chain of frightening quakes in the 'Ring of Fire' is terrorizing the Pacific - and leaves California on edge Earthquakes struck NZ, Japan, Vanuatu, and Indonesia in less than 24 hours along the 'Ring of Fire'  There was also a huge 7.1 magnitude quake in Mexico City … Continue reading THE PACIFIC RING OF FIRE