Richard Branson takes shot at 'man-made climate change' in Irma's wake

Devastation left behind at Codrington Port in Barbuda

Devastation left behind at Codrington Port in Barbuda

"We had a great flood from the Malecon, partial collapses of homes and broken windows and doors", Roberto Fonseca, a resident of the area, told Xinhua.

Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are U.S. territories but residents there fear the hurricane disasters in Texas and Florida will mean less recovery attention and resources from agencies like the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

About 70 percent of the beds at the main hospital in the French portion of St. Martin were severely damaged, and more than 100 people needing urgent medical care were evacuated. I am sure they will do much better. "And we don't know what to do", she wrote.

The hurricane passed over the British territories of Anguilla, Montserrat and the British Virgin Islands on Wednesday night, and the United Kingdom islands of Turks and Caicos on Thursday evening.

"We weren't late, we pre-positioned a ship in the Caribbean for the hurricane season", Fallon said.

FPL says power restoration will be slow, but steady
Power should be back on throughout South Florida by the end of the weekend, Florida Power & Light promised Tuesday morning. In the three-county region, power has returned to about 73,000 customers in the past 24 hours, according to FPL's data.

Britain's Defence Minister Michael Fallon at the weekend said his government's effort was "as good as anybody else's".

Most of Cuba's grand old buildings were confiscated from the wealthy and distributed to the poor and middle classes after a 1959 revolution that promised housing, health care and education as universal rights. When they emerged, he said, they saw a scene of total destruction. 'And indeed, I can tell you the French have asked now for our assistance in helping to lift troops and material to some of their islands'.

"But British Virgin Islands Hurricane #Irma story is not about Necker - it is about the tens of thousands of people who have lost their homes and their livelihoods".

Hurricane Irma uprooted trees and tore off roofs in Cuba on Saturday.

President Raul Castro published a column on the front page of the communist party daily Granma, calling for Cuba's "combative people" to unify and fix the damage caused by Irma. "But I will come back to Cuba. because the Cuban people are lovely".

Rishi Kapoor Lashes Out at Rahul Gandhi Over 'Dynasty' Remark
Chintu, but I don't have a father like legendary actor RK grandfather like Prithviraj Kapoor saheb". Gandhi said after his speech , "Most of the country runs like this".

In St. Martin, formerly lush green hills were stripped to a brown stubble and the smell of rotting debris spread across the French Caribbean territory of 40,000 people.

Hundreds of people across an island shared by Dutch St. Maarten and French St. Martin are trying to rebuild the lives they had before the hurricane hit, celebrating little things like a rare evening breeze that clears the stifling air amid a widespread power outage and laughing as a radio announcer cheerfully announces, "The dentist is open!"

But Branson said there needs to be a more mobilized effort to deal with the aftermath of hurricanes.

An overturned vehicle lays on a street in Road Town, Tortola on the British Virgin Islands, on September 10. Britain sent a Navy ship and almost 500 troops to assist in the British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and Turks and Caicos, and 40 Commando Royal Marines have already arrived in B.V.I. "This will have to include building resilience against what is likely to be a higher intensity and frequency of extreme weather events, as the effects of climate change continue to grow". The National Hurricane Center said it was passing well northeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands on Monday morning and was expected to turn toward the northeast Monday night through Tuesday.

New Suzuki Swift Sport revealed
This makes it a whopping 90kg lighter than the outgoing manual version, while also giving it a power-to-weight ratio of 9.4kW/kg. The engine will be exclusively mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, rather than the CVT automatic offered in lower-grade models.

Recommended News

  • Why the Yankees felt so at comfortable at Mets' home

    Why the Yankees felt so at comfortable at Mets' home

    The Rays (71-74) have lost four of five to fall four games behind the Twins in the chase for the second wild card. NY totaled five hits and walked six times with Todd Frazier smashing a three run bomb during a five run 4th.
    Tom Savage benched in favor of rookie Deshaun Watson

    Tom Savage benched in favor of rookie Deshaun Watson

    The Baltimore Ravens will play the next four to six weeks without rusher Danny Woodhead , who suffered a hamstring injury. Optimism ran high for a bit, but Watson quickly faded under the pressure the Jaguars defense brought in the backfield.

    What do Insider Trends Have to Say About Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)?

    Maximum and minimum EPS estimate for the current quarter is projected at $1.07 and $0.81, respectively, according to 24 analysts. Hmi Capital Llc who had been investing in Nice Ltd for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.79B market cap company.
  • Stefon Diggs turned his game into a giant tribute to Randy Moss

    Stefon Diggs turned his game into a giant tribute to Randy Moss

    New Orleans lined up with just 10 men on defense on the Vikings' first snap, the product of a miscommunication on the sideline. Thielen did whatever he wanted; the entire Vikings offense did for that matter.
    Korea to buy more US military equipment

    Korea to buy more US military equipment

    The minister added that Iran is at the top of the list of states suspected of providing North Korea with some kind of aid. The tests began ratcheting up over the summer, as did Trump's rhetoric against the country.
    Former Colts stars Saturday, James nominated for Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Former Colts stars Saturday, James nominated for Pro Football Hall of Fame

    Cowher coached the Steelers for 15 seasons winning one Super Bowl and building the team that won another just after he retired. From 2003 through 2006, he was on the AFC Pro Bowl team and, in 2004, 2005 and 2006, he made the All-Pro team.
  • ICJ to resume hearing today on Kulbhushan case; hopes early release

    ICJ to resume hearing today on Kulbhushan case; hopes early release

    In April 2017, he was convicted by a military court and sentenced to death. "The court will take its decision". The International Court of Justice (ICJ ) will resume hearing in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, today.
    Indians To Try Jason Kipnis In Outfield

    Indians To Try Jason Kipnis In Outfield

    Orioles: RHP Ubaldo Jimenez will make his first start since August 30 in the first of a three-game series Monday against Toronto. With one out, Manny Machado doubled to right field, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Jonathan Schoop.
    CHP investigating two auto  rollover crash in Buellton

    CHP investigating two auto rollover crash in Buellton

    KABC-TV reports Caltrans officials say one of the three people who died was a person trying to help in the initial wreck. When officers arrived there was smoke coming from the auto , and the front end of the Taurus was smashed in, CHP said.
  • N Korea hit with new United Nations sanctions over nuclear test

    The reduction in oil sales to North Korea isn't expected to change Kim's calculus. "That is not acceptable", she said. It was the eighth series of sanctions imposed on North Korea since it first tested a nuclear device in 2006.
    EasyJet to provide feeder traffic to long-haul carriers at Gatwick

    EasyJet to provide feeder traffic to long-haul carriers at Gatwick

    We are confident it will be popular with customers and look forward to announcing more partners in the near future. Should a passenger miss a connecting flight they will be transferred to the next available flight.
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt will cameo in 'Star Wars

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt will cameo in 'Star Wars

    Abrams , who will be in the stars after you have signed the back of the saga in 2015 with Star Wars: The Awakening of the Force . They were replaced by Hollywood veteran Ron Howard, the Oscar-winning director of "A Beautiful Mind".

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.