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  • Emergency Alert System Gets First National Test Wednesday (2pm est for 30 secs)

    11/08/2011 9:00:05 PM PST · by STARWISE · 43 replies
    YahooNews/Mashable ^ | 11-7-11 | Veena Bissram
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will run the first-ever Emergency Alert System (EAS) test for 30 seconds Wednesday at 2 p.m. EST, which will be used to inform Americans in the case of a national emergency. *snip* The alert, administered in conjunction with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will be used to inform Americans in the event of a national emergency, should other modes of communication be unavailable.
  • China to Ordain 40 Catholic Bishops Without Vatican Approval

    06/24/2011 3:05:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Turkish Weekly ^ | June 24, 2011
    China's state-controlled Catholic church says it wants to quickly ordain at least 40 bishops, a move likely to further aggravate tensions with the Vatican. The official Xinhua news agency quoted Yang Yu, spokesman for the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association, as saying more than 40 of the country's 97 dioceses were without a bishop. The report said Church leaders agreed at a recent meeting that the church would strive to select and ordain bishops at those diocese without delay. Tensions between Beijing and the Vatican have been high since an official church gathering in December which, the Vatican says, bishops...