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  • Congress bans cockfighting

    12/13/2018 5:34:28 AM PST · by cll · 73 replies
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Congress on Wednesday gave final passage to legislation that would shut down legal cockfights in U.S. territories including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, ending an institution dating from the colonial era that generates millions of dollars each year. Opponents of the measure approved by the House said it will have a devastating effect on the islands' economies, noting that in Puerto Rico alone the cockfighting industry generates $18 million a year and employs some 27,000 people. “We're all going crazy. Everybody is desperate,” said 86-year-old Angel Ortiz, who owns a cockfighting ring in...
  • Schools closed, GovGuam to close at noon (Typhoon Yutu)

    10/23/2018 7:29:58 AM PDT · by Fai Mao · 10 replies
    Guam Daily Post ^ | 10/24/2018 | Daily Post Staff
    Typhoon Yutu's track has shifted a little south and could bring tropical storm conditions to Guam as soon as late this afternoon through Thursday, the National Weather Service stated Tuesday night. On Guam, winds could reach 40 to 50 mph Thursday morning, according to NWS meteorologist Mike Ziobro. The typhoon's possible closest point of approach to Guam is 112 miles to the north, he said.
  • Tropical Storm Mangkhut tracking impact on Tuesday

    09/07/2018 6:41:31 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 2 replies
    Guam Daily Post ^ | September 8, 2018 | Daily Post Staff
    Tropical Storm Mangkhut remains on its current track and is projected to intensify into a typhoon by the time it reaches Guam on Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Service continues to monitor the storm that was upgraded to a tropical storm before 9 a.m. Saturday. Mangkhut was located 13.0 degrees north latitude and 163.5 degrees east longitude, which is approximately 1,260 miles east of Guam.
  • Customs and Border Protection hiring 5 Guam-based officers

    09/05/2018 10:32:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Guam Daily Post ^ | September 6, 2018 | Staff
    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is hiring for Guam jobs, in part to ease long wait times for arriving international travelers at the A.B. Won Pat International Airport. The hiring of five additional CBP officers was announced on Guam during a meeting between local leaders and CBP Director of Field Operations in San Francisco Brian Humphrey, CBP Area Port Director in Honolulu Bruce Murley and CBP Port Director in Guam Gerald Aevermann, CBP announced Wednesday. The addition of these positions will assist CBP in the processing of travelers to Guam, CBP stated in a news release. "CBP officers have...
  • Jollibee starts hiring for Guam store

    07/07/2018 2:45:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Guam Daily Post ^ | July 8, 2018 | Louella Losinio
    Philippine fast-food giant Jollibee has taken another step forward in its planned re-entry into the Guam market with the announcement of its hiring plan for its new store on island. The $2 million construction project to build a standalone Jollibee in the Micronesia Mall parking lot broke ground earlier this year. Jollibee posted a recruitment notice in June at Guam Community College seeking applications from those who may be interested in joining its restaurant team. The food establishment is looking for managers, supervisors and crew members. According to the information posted by the company, the hiring process for crew members...
  • Guam is now abortion-free as no doctor is willing to commit abortions

    07/05/2018 6:36:00 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 39 replies
    Live Action ^ | July 2nd 2018 | Cassy Fiano
    The last abortionist on the island of Guam has retired, leaving the island completely abortion free. There had only been two abortionists committing abortions on the island for decades; in 2016, the first abortionist, Dr. Edmund Griley, retired. Dr. John Chiu took over the facility, the Guam Poly Clinic, but does not commit abortions. That left just one remaining abortionist: Dr. William Freeman. Before retiring, Freeman committed abortions at the Women’s Clinic, and a doctor who worked under him, Dr. Jeffrey Gabel, has now taken over the facility. Unlike Freeman, Gabel refuses to commit abortions. The facility has also been...
  • President Trump to visit Hawaii after historic summit with NKorea

    06/12/2018 12:32:16 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 44 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | HNN Staff
    President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, right, wears a lei as they greets guests at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (Image: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - President Donald Trump will stop in Hawaii after returning from his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the White House announced Monday. Trump is scheduled to depart from Singapore on Tuesday night, and will visit a military base on Guam before arriving on Oahu. The president is expected to arrive in the islands on Tuesday afternoon and is not expected to leave Joint Base...
  • U.S. District Court Sets Stage for Revision of Insular Cases

    05/15/2018 6:32:45 AM PDT · by cll · 29 replies
    United States District Court PR ^ | 5/14/2018 | Judge Gustavo Gelpi
    IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF PUERTO RICO UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. JOSE LUIS VAELLO-MADERO, Defendant. CASE NO. 17-2133 (GAG) OPINION AND ORDER The United States moves for voluntary dismissal of its claims against José Luis Vaello- Madero arising from erroneous and in excess payments under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. (Docket No. 23). For the reasons discussed below, the United States’ motion is DENIED. I. Relevant Factual Background The following facts are taken from the record and parties’ submissions, and are only considered as true for purposes of this motion: Vaello-Madero lived...
  • US stealth bombers in Guam appear to be readying for a tactical nuclear strike on North Korea

    01/24/2018 11:42:58 AM PST · by FrogMom · 65 replies
    American Military News ^ | Jan 24, 2018 | Alex Lockie
    The US has been quietly amassing firepower in the Pacific during a lull in tensions with North Korea, but recent developments on an under-the-radar nuclear weapon suggest preparation for a potential tactical nuclear strike.
  • ESO Observations Show First Interstellar Asteroid is Like Nothing Seen Before

    11/20/2017 3:26:38 PM PST · by C210N · 21 replies
    "... It appears to be a dark, reddish, highly-elongated rocky..." "varies dramatically in brightness by a factor of ten as it spins on its axis every 7.3 hours."
  • How to Save a Sinking Island

    11/13/2017 6:52:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 13, 2017 | By Erik Ortiz
    DEAL ISLAND, Md. — Steps from the water’s edge, men stumble groggily into the glow of Arby’s General Store, indifferent to the shifting ground beneath them. Waves lap the shore this summer morning as the sea steadily advances on an island lurching toward extinction. Here is where a remarkable transformation is taking place: Scientists estimate that the surrounding waters of the Chesapeake region have risen a foot in the past century. As global sea levels continue to climb, the bay water could grow 2 feet by 2050 and another 3 feet or more by 2100, models predict. At that point,...
  • China has practiced bombing runs targeting Guam, US says

    10/31/2017 4:58:26 PM PDT · by familyop · 13 replies
    Defense News ^ | 31OCT17 | Tara Copp
    U.S. military officials are concerned over China's increasing air power in the Asia-Pacific region. One activity by the Asian nation is proving especially worrisome. JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — China has practiced bombing runs targeting the U.S. territory of Guam, one of a host of activities making U.S. forces here consider Beijing the most worrisome potential threat in the Pacific, even as North Korea pursues a nuclear warhead. Beyond the well-publicized military build up on man-made islands in the South China Sea, China has built up its fleet of fighters to the extent that it operates a daily, aggressive...
  • BEIJING’S BOMB THREAT - US military says Beijing has 'practised' bombing Guam

    10/31/2017 9:23:32 AM PDT · by rxsid · 14 replies ^ | 10/31/2017 | Felix Allen
    BEIJING’S BOMB THREAT Is China a bigger threat to America than North Korea? US military says Beijing has practised bombing Guam.By Felix Allen 31st October 2017, 3:23 pm | Updated: 31st October 2017, 3:25 pmCHINESE jets have rehearsed bombing raids on Guam, according the US military - which now rates Beijing a bigger threat than North Korea.The news comes as the US and Russia each sent nuclear bombers near North Korea amid rising tensions with tyrant Kim Jong-un. But top brass are said to fear the real threat in the region is from China, which has been testing air defences...
  • North Korea Renews Guam Threat Ahead of Joint Naval Exercise

    10/13/2017 9:34:33 AM PDT · by Hadean · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | Oct. 13, 2017 | CHOE SANG-HUN
    SEOUL, South Korea — As the United States and South Korea prepared for next week’s joint naval exercise, North Korean officials on Friday renewed their threat to launch ballistic missiles near Guam, an American territory in the western Pacific. The drill, which involves the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, is scheduled to begin on Monday in waters east and west of South Korea. The 10-day exercise will check the allies’ “communications, interoperability and partnership,” the United States Navy’s 7th Fleet said in a statement. The nuclear-powered submarine Michigan arrived at the South Korean port of Busan on Friday. American and South...
  • North Koreas folly[charismatic Caucus]

    09/25/2017 10:29:31 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible | bible
    A nation has come before my courts attention, Its leader creating his own ascension, The cries of the innocent brought before me, Torture and murder with blasphemy, Turning his back to My very Throne(Jeremiah 17:13), Creating a temporal one of his own, Causing his subjects through fear to give him fame, Trying his best to erase My Name("Jesus Christ"), No fear of The Creator has he, So now he shall meet the angel of death and catastrophe, A boy attempting to become a man, But very soon will lose his land, The hand "is" writing on the wall, This man's...
  • N.Korea's missile program affects school trips [Japan]

    09/04/2017 5:06:45 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    NHK ^ | 2017/09/04
    N.Korea's missile program affects school trips North Korea's missile launches are affecting Japanese school trips to Guam. NHK has learned that at least 18 schools in Japan cancelled or postponed their school trips to Guam after North Korea threatened to fire intermediate-range ballistic missiles toward waters off the US Pacific territory. The schools include 14 senior and 3 junior high schools, and 1 combined junior and senior high school from 11 prefectures. Some schools conducted surveys of students and their parents on whether they want to go to Guam. At a school in Ehime Prefecture, western Japan, 75 percent of...
  • Next target Guam, North Korea says

    08/30/2017 10:07:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | August 31, 2017 | Brad Lendon and Joshua Berlinger
    North Korea's launch of a missile over Japan was a prelude to more military operations directed at the American territory of Guam, North Korean state media warned Wednesday. The country's state-run Korean Central News Agency reported leader Kim Jong Un presided over the dawn launch Tuesday of the "ultra-modern rocket system," the first missile ever fired from the capital Pyongyang. North Korean officials told CNN in Pyongyang that Kim was "very satisfied with the performance of the missile." The intermediate-range missile, identified by the North Koreans as the Hwasong-12, flew over Japan, further fueling tensions between North Korea and the...
  • US, South Korea eyeing more offensive options on Pyongyang

    08/21/2017 1:47:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Nikkei Asian Review ^ | August 22, 2017 | Kenichi Yamada and Hiroshi Minegishi
    SEOUL -- The U.S. and South Korea are expected to more strongly stress offensive maneuvers and even a possible decapitation strike against North Korea in their annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian joint military drills that began Monday amid continuing tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The mostly computer-simulated exercises through Aug. 31 usually center on such defensive maneuvers as responding to an attack by Pyongyang. But given the growing nuclear threat, Washington and Seoul will likely also rehearse operations specifically targeting Kim Jong Un's government. American and South Korean forces have based their joint drills on Operational Plan 5015, which includes a...
  • As North Korea Backs Down at Guam – Is This Our Generation’s Cuban Missile Crisis?

    08/15/2017 1:25:10 PM PDT · by davikkm · 26 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    North Korea has backed off Guam and said that after reviewing plans with top Generals that it will not be going though with its “escalation.” It seems that for now, a combination of US Diplomacy and Chinese Sanctions has won through. But how close were we to actual war, and is this more evidence that President Trump is actually a canny international operator? The similarities between the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Guam situation are many (although clearly not exact parallels). An isolated country (perhaps with backing from a larger, more powerful nation) threatened the territories of the US and...
  • North Korea Says It Won't Fire Missiles At Guam After All

    08/15/2017 10:02:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | August 15, 2017 | by Bill Chappel
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reviewed his military's plans to rain "an enveloping fire" around the U.S. territory of Guam — but opted not to fire missiles at this time, according to state media. Despite the stand-down, some Guamanians were alarmed after two radio stations aired an erroneous emergency alert Tuesday. Kim visited the Korean People's Army as the self-imposed mid-August deadline for a missile demonstration approached, the Korean Central News Agency reports. But after hearing the plan and considering it, Kim opted not to give the order to launch missiles," the report says.