The Canadair CT-114 Tutor (company model CL-41) was the standard jet trainer between the early 1960s and 2000, at which point it was finally retired from this role. a small handful of aircraft are currently still being used by the RCAF’s Snowbirds aerobatics team.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Japan’s government said Wednesday it would set aside millions of dollars to help areas devastated by Typhoon Hagibis, which killed more than 70 people across the country.
Hagibis slammed into Japan on Saturday, unleashing fierce winds and unprecedented rain that triggered landslides and caused dozens of rivers to burst their banks.
By midday Wednesday, the government put the toll at 74, with more a dozen people still missing.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his government would offer 710 million yen ($6.5 million) to help areas affected by the storm.
The money will come from some a 500 billion yen emergency reserve, he said.
Tokyo will also fast-track the disbursement of subsidies to more than 300 disaster-hit municipalities.
"The government will stand united to tackle the issue of supporting victims, so that they will be able to return to normal life as quickly as possible," Abe said.
As of Wednesday morning, more than 10,000 households were still suffering from electricity blackouts, while more than 110,000 households are without running water, top government front man Yoshihide Suga told news hounds.
"Today, too, rescue workers are making their utmost efforts in search and rescue work," he said.
"Due to the heavy rains we’ve experienced, the level of water is rising in rivers and there are spots where the ground is getting muddy."
"We call on people to keep vigilant about landslides and floods," he added.
Television footage showed devastated residents returning to homes filled with brown mud, and rescuers searching a hillside for a family missing after a landslide.
The country’s northeast was particularly hard hit by the typhoon -- with a corpse count of 26 in Fukushima prefecture, the highest among the 36 of Japan’s 47 prefectures that were affected.
Collapsed embankments were observed at around 80 locations along 55 rivers in the country, the infrastructure ministry said, as it continues to assess the extent of the damage.
Local trains have gradually resumed operation but some Shinkansen bullet trains were still suspended in the hard-hit Nagano and Niigata regions in central Japan.
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10/17/2019 0:53 Comments ||
I have another theory: The imaginary voters, the ones that re-elected New Orleans Mayor Nagin, have aged off the voter rolls making it harder for the local Democratic Machine™ to manufacture victories.
(Youtube Video) Winchester1887 Leveraction Bootleg Shotgun the man has a channel showcasing other weapons and has fun with this weapon. One interesting thing about the weapon, All hail John Moses Browning!, is that you can (carefully) load seven (7!) shells into this five (5) round shotgun.
[CNBC] “We have a great new Brexit deal,” U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted. He called on British lawmakers to back the deal when it’s put before Parliament on Saturday. The “Withdrawal Agreement” will now be put before EU leaders at their summit on Thursday and Friday, and then U.K. lawmakers at the weekend.
For the past 3 years, Severodvinsk (K-560) continues to evade NATO navies in the North Atlantic. Her 2019 deployment was met with over a dozen ships and submarines in the North Atlantic and she evaded all of them. Undetected in 2019. pic.twitter.com/5qu9m2Focf
The Trump administration said Wednesday that it will soon require Chinese officials in the U.S. to notify the State Department ahead of any contacts they plan to have with American educators, researchers and local and state governments.
The release of the new rules was accompanied by notices to American educational and research institutions and local governments informing them of the reporting requirement. The change is effective Wednesday.
State Department officials say the change is being made to reciprocate for similar rules faced by U.S. diplomats in China. But, they said, the rules are less onerous than China's because the Chinese must approve such contacts. In contrast, the American government will not be requiring any Chinese official to receive permission from the State Department for any of the meetings.
[NY Post] European Union and British negotiators have agreed on an outline Brexit deal which still needs to be backed by EU member states and by the respective parliaments.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker tweeted "We have one! It's a fair and balanced agreement for the EU and the UK and it is testament to our commitment to find solutions." *Hic!*
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted that the two sides had struck a "great new deal" and urged U.K. lawmakers to ratify it in a special session on Saturday.
Juncker said he would recommend the 27 EU nations to endorse the deal during their summit later Thursday
Parliament will not ratify this. The May deal, only worse.
Boris will need to ask for an extension (and check out ditches).
Extension will be granted (what Junker says is irrelevant)
Then the UK will have elections, probably another hung Parliament and a second referendum. This referendum may go either way, but probably be very close.
End result: Groundhog Day
I got you babe... dadada
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10/17/2019 16:25 Comments ||
[PJ] In chilling testimony last week, an abortion whistleblower involved in revealing how Planned Parenthood affiliates had sold aborted baby body parts revealed one of the horrifying research purposes of body parts buyers: they were "scalping the babies."
In 2015, David Daleiden shocked America's conscience by releasing a slew of videos showing abortionists at Planned Parenthood affiliates admitting that they sold the body parts of aborted babies, often to medical research establishments. Planned Parenthood and its allies have dragged Daleiden and his organization, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), through the courts. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (following the lead of Kamala Harris) has brought 15 felony counts against Daleiden for his undercover journalism, and Planned Parenthood launched a $7 million, 14-count racketeering lawsuit against Daleiden and his allies.
Last year, Daleiden told reporters to expect "a solid dozen more videos" revealing some of the "most damning" claims against Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics ‐ if a judge lifted a gag order. It seems the selling of baby scalps might be among those previously unreported bombshells.
Interesting: no attempt by Becerra et al. to charge him with defamation, slander or libel or anything related to truth.
Pure BS charges about revealing "confidential" conversations -- as if PP were somehow in possession of state secrets or classified info. And as if these Shitshow masters give a damn about classified info anyway.
[DAWN] A Lahore antiterrorism court on Wednesday extended the physical remand of alleged serial killer Suhail Shehzad, accused of raping and murdering four minor boys in Kasur's Chunian tehsil.
Shehzad had been remanded into police custody on October 2 and today a 14-day extension in his remand was given by the court.
Judge Abdul Qayyum Khan, who was presiding over the hearing, asked the suspect "if he had been beat up in jug".
"No one beat me up," the suspect replied, adding, "I request the same treatment this time as well."
When asked by the judge whether Shehzad's medical exam had been carried out, the investigation officer replied in the affirmative, saying that it had been taken the very day it was ordered.
During the last hearing, when Shehzad had been produced before the antiterrorism court for the first time, the investigation officer had explained that the suspect had been brought to court in pursuance of an FIR registered against the sexual assault and murder of one of the four boys.
The cases registered for the other three boys were being probed by a joint investigation team, he had explained.
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10/17/2019 00:00 ||
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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.