Four dead from landslide at Malaysia construction site, victim search to continue

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Four foreign workers were killed and 10 others are missing after a landslide at a construction site in George Town, capital of the northwest Malaysian state of Penang, authorities said. The bodies of three Bangladeshis and one unidentified person were found in the debris, officials said late on Saturday. Two workers escaped with light injuries. “Now the problem we are facing is we need to excavate a 35-metre heap of earth. We have deployed a K9 (canine) unit with three dogs to search for victims,” PenangRead More

Storm Brian clobbers Ireland and British coastal towns, buildings damaged

TENBY, Wales (Reuters) – Storm Brian battered towns in Ireland and along the western coast of England and Wales on Saturday, with gusts and high seas causing heavy damage to buildings. A fitness group runs in sunshine and rain in Victoria Park, as Storm Brian hits parts of the country, in London, Britain October 21, 2017. REUTERS/Mary Turner Less than a week after Tropical Storm Ophelia killed three people, Ireland’s weather office issued an warning that winds were likely to average 55 to 65 km per hour in western regions,Read More

George Saunders’ ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ wins 2017 Man Booker prize

LONDON (Reuters) – American author George Saunders has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize, a high-profile literary award, for his first novel, “Lincoln in the Bardo,” – a fictional account of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln burying his young son. In his acceptance speech, Saunders, 58, noted that “we live in a strange time,” adding he saw the key question of the era being whether society responded to events with “exclusion and negative projection and violence,” or “with love.” Saunders was the second consecutive American writer to win the prize, afterRead More

Rainwise PWS Tutorial – Sharing #Weather #News #WeatherChannel

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Swiss flushing away millions in gold and silver every year

ZURICH (Reuters) – While London’s sewers can get clogged with fatbergs made up of grease and diapers, it seems Switzerland’s waste system is flecked with silver and gold. Researchers last year detected 3 tonnes of silver and 43 kg of gold in effluent and sludge from waste water treatment plants – amounting to around 3 million Swiss francs ($3.1 million). But before people start hunting in their drains for jewelry, the government study said the tiny particles were likely to be mostly from the watchmaking, pharmaceuticals and chemical industries, whichRead More

Paris exhibition charts Picasso’s ‘year of wonders’

PARIS (Reuters) – Some of Pablo Picasso’s greatest works go on display in Paris this week, in an exhibition that charts a pivotal year in which he cemented his status as a titan of 20th-century art. “Picasso 1932: Erotic Year”, chronicles the Spanish artist’s prolific creativity over those 12 months, referred to in the art world as his “year of wonders”. Picasso produced more than 300 works of art in 1932 and the exhibition at Paris’ Musee Picasso features over 100 of them. They include the masterpiece “The Dream” –Read More

Las Vegas gunman stockpiled weapons over decades, planned attack

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – The Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history stockpiled weapons and ammunition over decades, and meticulously planned the attack, authorities believe. But what led Stephen Paddock, 64, to unleash the carnage he did remains largely a mystery. “What we know is that Stephen Paddock is a man who spent decades acquiring weapons and ammo and living a secret life, much of which will never be fully understood,” Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said at aRead More

Rising hacker threat will trigger boom in cyber crime insurance, Tryg says

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Insurer Tryg (TRYG.CO) expects 90 percent of its corporate customers to buy cyber crime insurance within five years as the threat from hackers and viruses to crucial data and IT systems grows. Tryg, Denmark’s biggest insurer, has sold 5,000 cyber crime insurance policies since the turn of the year when it launched a new product providing assistance in restoring data and getting systems up and running if a firm is hit by a cyber attack. “There are no corporate clients today that don’t have insurance on theirRead More

Here’s what could happen if North Korea detonated a hydrogen bomb – Technology & Science #CBC

Razed cities. Loss of life. Contaminated fishing stocks. Crippled satellite networks.  Should the nuclear crisis between the United States and North Korea escalate beyond hurling test missiles and insults like “madman” and “dotard,” the list of possible effects is a long and frightening one. Whether North Korea were to simply test a nuclear warhead or aim one at a target like the U.S. territory of Guam — as leader Kim Jong-un has been threatening to do — there will be consequences for both people and the environment.  It’s impossible to predict precisely the effects of a North Korean nuclear blast because so much dependsRead More

Trump clashes with sports world over player protests, invitation

NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Donald Trump and the sports world engaged in an intensifying spat on Saturday after he called for National Football League owners to fire players who protest during the U.S. national anthem and disinvited a National Basketball Association star from a White House visit. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Saturday that Trump’s statements revealed “unfortunate lack of respect” for the NFL and its players. Goodell’s statement was released a day after Trump suggested any protesting football player was a “son of a bitch” and shouldRead More