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  • Sapporo blast due to fumes from 120 emptied spray cans, real estate firm chief apologises

    12/18/2018 11:47:55 AM PST · by csvset · 15 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 18 Dec 2018 | Walter Sim
    TOKYO - The chief of a Japanese real estate firm apologised on Tuesday (Dec 18), admitting that his employees had caused an explosion that injured 42 and collapsed a building in Sapporo on the northernmost island of Hokkaido. The two-storey wooden building, which housed an izakaya - a bar-cum-eatery - called Umi Sakura, a clinic and a real estate firm, collapsed in the blast that occurred at about 8.30pm (7.30pm in Singapore) on Sunday. The fire took six hours to put out, reports said. The force of the explosion shattered glass windows in at least 20 buildings, some as far...
  • Japan to have first aircraft carriers since World War II

    12/17/2018 10:59:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    cnn ^ | 12/18/2018
    In its 10-year Defense Program Guidelines, Tokyo said it will buy 42 of the stealthy F-35Bs, which are designed for short-run take offs and vertical landings. Those planes will be available for deployment aboard two flat-top ships, the JS Izumo and JS Kaga, which at more than 800 feet long and displacing 27,000 tons are the largest ships in the Japanese fleet. The Izumo and Kaga have been carrying helicopters designed for anti-submarine warfare since entering service over the past three years. They will need to have their decks reinforced to accommodate the heavier F-35Bs, as well as the heat...
  • China Detains a 2nd Canadian, Escalating Diplomatic Feud

    12/12/2018 10:57:52 PM PST · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12 Dec 2018 | Steven Lee Myers and Dan Bilefsky
    China appeared to intensify its punitive campaign against Canada over the arrest of a top Chinese technology executive as a second Canadian working here was detained by security officials and dropped out of contact with his government. The second case involves Michael Spavor, a writer and entrepreneur who operates a cultural organization that promotes trips into North Korea. A newspaper linked to the provincial government in Liaoning, along the border with North Korea, reported that he had been detained by security officials there on charges of “engaging in activities jeopardizing China’s national security.” Mr. Spavor gained prominence for helping arrange...
  • NOW [Charismatic Caucus]

    12/12/2018 2:22:50 PM PST · by Jedediah
    Sit by my side and you will see , A new level of my Tapestry , for I AM raising in the air , My banner of love everywhere , So in my design for each child , woman and man , is for my heart to expand , And reach new heights never seen , a new beginning bright and clean , For as you shed this heart called you , is when I step out and renew , So take my hand and then let go , Of all of you and then you'll know , That in...
  • Ancient supernovae may be recorded in Antarctic ice

    03/03/2009 9:58:29 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 18 replies · 493+ views
    newscientist.com ^ | Mar 3, 2009 | by Stephen Battersby
    A newly examined ice core shows what may be the chemical traces of supernovae that exploded a thousand years ago. Yuko Motizuki of the RIKEN research institute in Wako, Japan, and colleagues analysed the nitrate content of an ice core drilled at Dome Fuji station in Antarctica. Nitrate is produced in the atmosphere by nitrogen oxides, which in turn should be created by the gamma radiation from a supernova. Motizuki's group found high nitrate concentrations in three thin layers about 50 metres deep. Because snow gradually builds up into layers of ice, depth indicates age. After calibrating this icy calendar...
  • France warns North Korea could nuke US, Europe 'within months'

    09/01/2017 4:11:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 1 September 2017 12:35 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    France’s foreign minister warned Friday that North Korea could have the capacity to deliver a nuclear strike on the United States and even Europe “within months”. Jean-Yves Le Drian called the situation following a string of missile tests by Pyongyang “extremely serious” and urged the reclusive state to turn to dialogue to ease spiralling tensions. “We see a North Korea whose objective is to have missiles capable of transporting a nuclear weapon tomorrow,” Le Drian told RTL radio. “In a few months, that will be a reality. At that moment, when it has the capability to hit the US, even...
  • Huawei finance boss Meng Wanzhou charged by US 'had seven passports'

    12/09/2018 1:18:48 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 34 replies
    Sky News ^ | 12-8-18 | na
    US prosecutors have charged Huawei's chief financial officer with fraud, saying she had used at least seven passports in 11 years. - ...she was charged with conspiracy to defraud multiple financial institutions between 2009 and 2014. It is alleged she used Hong Kong company Skycom to access the Iranian market in deals that violated US sanctions. She allegedly assured US banks that Huawei and Skycom were different companies but prosecutors say they were one and the same. - Mr Gibb-Carsley said she had been aware of the US investigation and had avoided entering the country since March 2017, despite the...
  • Tesla Model 3 In Europe Will Come With A CCS Charging Port [EU standard]

    12/09/2018 12:38:56 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies
    CleanTechnica ^ | November 14th, 2018 | Steve Hanley
    On November 14, Tesla officially unveiled its Model 3 sedan in Europe and began inviting customers on the Old Continent to place their orders for the most affordable vehicle in the company's lineup of all electric cars... left-hand-drive versions of the Model 3 are expected to be available in Europe in the first half of 2019 with right-hand-drive versions coming available in the second half of next year. That's good news, but what is really exciting for many living there is that those European-spec Model 3s will come equipped with a CCS charging port, giving Model 3 drivers many more...
  • China 2018 = Japan 1918: A Lesson from History

    12/07/2018 6:34:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/07/2018 | Robert Arvay
    China is following the path that Japan took in the years leading up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor 77 years ago. Of course, China has been much more subtle, but no less aggressive. Indeed, the outcome may be worse. Some background is in order. In the year (1918) immediately after First World War, a war in which Japan was a member of the winning alliance, the Japanese expected to take their place on the world stage as major player. They were awarded many of the formerly German territories in the Pacific, but they demanded more. They demanded the formerly...
  • Search underway off Japanese coast after Marine C-130 and F/A-18 crash

    12/06/2018 7:03:27 AM PST · by mac_truck · 15 replies
    Fox26 KMPH ^ | 12/5/2018 | Fox26
    A search-and-rescue operation is underway off the coast of Japan. The military says a U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet was refueling from and KC-130 Hercules when both planes crashed early Thursday morning. Both planes had taken off from Maine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and were reportedly doing training exercises when the accident happened. The crash happened around 2:00 a.m. local time.
  • A word for The body of Christ[Charismatic Caucus]

    12/03/2018 8:05:00 AM PST · by Jedediah
    There is an AWAKENING COMING and ALL you are a part in this but do you KNOW your PART ,for how can the Body of Christ move in beautiful simpatico (mutual understanding with another), Perfect harmony with itself without ENTIRE UNITY ?! Amos 3:3 Shall two walk together at all, if they do not know one another ? My answer to you is prayer through humility for as you come to me on your knees and your heart in total surrender , Truly I shall speak to each one and impart and reveal your True Calling and its Purpose to...
  • Newt Gingrich: Trump has accomplished more than Clinton, Bush, and Obama combined - this is just...

    06/12/2018 3:59:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 12, 2018 | Newt Gingrich
    Full title: Newt Gingrich: Trump has accomplished more than Clinton, Bush, and Obama combined - this is just the beginningWith his historic summit Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Trump has once again done something astounding and unpredictable. Yet, the surprise over the sudden summit should not have come as a surprise at all. By now we should be used to President Trump surprising us. Consider his record over the last four years. Four years ago, in June 2014, almost no one would have dreamed Donald J. Trump would be a serious candidate for president. Then, nearly...
  • Trump has accomplished more than Clinton, Bush, and Obama combined - this is just the beginning

    06/13/2018 10:02:34 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 13,2018 | Newt Gingrich
    In fact, my own conversion to Trump as a very real contender only occurred after his July 11, 2015 rally in Phoenix, which led my former colleague, Vince Haley, to come in the office and say: “You had better watch what Trump is doing because his Phoenix rally was emotionally powerful when he turned the microphone over to the father whose child had been killed by an illegal immigrant.” Still, all the elites fervently believed Trump had lost the debate. The gap between the American people and the elites had never been clearer. Two years ago, in June 2016, all...
  • It was by Faith[Charismatic Caucus]

    11/29/2018 7:42:14 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Do you see my children it is as your faith becomes a sword as it did for the Centurion that I go before you, for truly as you abide in my faithfulness that it then manifests as a Truth and this is "The Domain of Zion" where wonders and miracles abound for Truly it is with your faith firmly grasped by your heart that I call you My Beloved Overcomer, as Abram became Abraham . Now take this finished faith to others for I AM your Yes and Amen Forevermore . . . Hebrews 11:17-31 17 It was by faith...
  • Expect Trump to double down on the trade war with China (Short video, and article from Asia Times)

    11/24/2018 4:00:34 PM PST · by cba123 · 24 replies
    Asia Times ^ | November 20, 2018 and November 23, 2018 | William Pesek
    There are two links for this story. I started linking to the short video which I originally watched. It is from Asia Times. Basically it is almost an advertisement for the article. Runs about a minute and a half, although it mentions the major points from the article. Then there is an actual article in the Asia Times. I will also include a link to that article, for those who want to read the full thing.
  • Democrats going nuclear to rein in Trump's arms buildup

    11/24/2018 3:44:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 24, 2018 | Bryan Bender
    Control of the House will give them 'the power of no — the ability to block programs, cut funding, withhold agreement.' Democrats preparing to take over the House are aiming to roll back what they see as President Donald Trump's overly aggressive nuclear strategy. Their goals include eliminating money for Trump’s planned expansion of the U.S. atomic arsenal, including a new long-range ballistic missile and development of a smaller, battlefield nuclear bomb that critics say is more likely than a traditional nuke to be used in combat. They also want to stymie the administration's efforts to unravel arms control pacts...
  • U.S., Allies Fear Conflict With China Following Maritime Changes (link from Drudgereport)

    11/22/2018 5:01:19 AM PST · by cba123 · 6 replies
    US News ^ | November 21, 2018 | Paul D. Shinkman, Senior National Security Writer
    A LITTLE NOTICED organizational change in China's maritime patrols is causing increasing anxiety among Western military officials and their allies in the region, who fear Beijing is seeking new leverage to advance its goals and raising the likelihood that an accidental encounter could escalate into conflict. The U.S. confirmed earlier this year that China has reorganized its coast guard to serve as a military branch rather than answer to law enforcement authorities. Militarizing the formerly civilian organization provides China with the firepower to harass and intimidate vessels from other countries who dispute China's claims to waterways. The change, which Beijing...
  • Inside China’s ‘tantrum diplomacy’ at APEC

    11/22/2018 6:32:24 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 20, 2018 | Josh Rogin
    PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA — For the first time in its 20-year history, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit ended in disarray Sunday when the 21 member countries could not reach consensus on a joint statement because of objections by one member — China. When the summit failed, to the disgust of the other diplomats, Chinese officials broke out in applause. But that was only the final incident in a week during which China’s official delegation staged a series of aggressive, bullying, paranoid and weird stunts to try to exert dominance and pressure the host nation and everyone else into...
  • Building the World's Largest Solar Project

    03/29/2018 2:20:50 AM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 9 replies
    Oil price.com ^ | 3-28-18 | Nick Cunningham
    Saudi Arabia wants to pour $200 billion into solar to build the world’s largest solar project. The Saudi sovereign wealth fund and SoftBank Group Corp. of Japan jointly announced plans to build a solar project that is staggering in size – 200 gigawatts (GW) by 2030. That would be about 100 times larger than some of the largest projects in the world right now. “It’s by far the biggest solar project ever,” Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank said at a news conference Tuesday in New York after signing a nonbinding agreement with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS). The...
  • The biggest solar parks in the world are now being built in India

    03/28/2018 4:37:01 AM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    The LA Times ^ | 19 March 2018 | Shashank Bengali
    Weeds poke listlessly from the flat, rocky earth as the temperature climbs to the mid-90s. On a cloudless March afternoon, the blue horizon stretches out uninterrupted, as if even birds are too weary to fly.On this unforgiving patch of southern India, millions of silver-gray panels glimmer in the sun, the start of what officials say will be the biggest solar power station in the world.When completed, the Pavagada solar park is expected to produce 2,000 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 700,000 households — and the latest milestone in India's transition to generating more green energy. Long regarded as a...