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As China-U.S. friction rises, their armies hold joint disaster drills

“So I think bilateral exchanges can start from humanitarian and disaster relief exchanges and expand to other areas of common interest.”” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “These exchanges remain important in that respect even if they aren’t going to solve broader problems in the relationship.”.  Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Disaster Relief Is Dangerously Broken. Can AI Fix It?

“As climate change heralds more devastating natural disasters, cities will need to rethink how they plan for and respond to disasters” writes Katharine Schwab Is for fastcompany.com. He began contemplating how to predict a disaster’s damage.Microsoft is getting into the game too, with a recent announcement that it will be investing in AI tech related to disaster response.Emergency planners have little technology to work with when it comes to understanding what is happening during a disaster.The company also focuses on releasing separate tools for each type of disaster rather than…

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Trump plans to stop disaster relief funds to Puerto Rico

“The president believes, without evidence, that the Puerto Rican government is using the disaster relief funds to pay off debt rather than help its citizens rebuild, according to Axios” writes Associated Press for nypost.com. Instead, the newspaper reported that the federal oversight board simply raised the possibility of hedge funds restructuring the country’s debt and help it out of bankruptcy court.The president claims that Democrats are trying to “make me look as bad as possible.” His recent outburst stems from an October article in The Wall Street Journal, according to…

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Meeting on regional co-op for building resilience to disasters opens in Tehran

“Disaster information management is critical in all aspects and areas of disaster risk reduction and resilience building” reports tehrantimes.com. Iran, in line with APDIM program of work expresses its readiness to take measures and initiatives through regional cooperation to bridge the existing gaps between information management and capacity building in the field of disaster risk reduction, he stated. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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From rovers to snake bots, see how Pittsburgh does robotics

“One of the famed snake robots from the team of Howie Choset, head of Carnegie Mellon University’s Biorobotics Lab” reports zdnet.com. Choset’s snake robots have deployed all over the world to assist with disaster search and rescue, archaeological excavation, nuclear inspection, and even the development of minimally invasive surgery.The snake-like design is key to the robot’s effectiveness in disaster search-and-rescue. Source: zdnet.com Share This:

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Trump accuses Puerto Rico of using disaster funds for other debt

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Puerto Rico’s politicians of using “massive and ridiculously high amounts of hurricane/disaster funding” to pay off other debts, and said he would not allow a bailout with relief money” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The plan calls for a range of fiscal and structural reforms, reduces government spending and takes into account an additional $20 billion in federal disaster relief funds. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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‘You are a disaster’: Cleveland-Cliffs CEO berates analyst on earnings call

“Analysts polled by FactSet had expected earnings of 67 cents a share on sales of $722 million for the quarter” writes Claudia Assis for marketwatch.com. Shares of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. fell more than 6% Friday after Chief Executive Lourenco Goncalves slammed analysts during the mining company’s earnings call earlier in the day, accusing them of failing to understand numbers and targeting a Goldman Sachs analyst for most of his angry remarks. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Cleveland-Cliffs CEO slams Goldman Sachs analyst on earnings call: ‘You are a disaster’

“CLF, -7.88% slammed a Goldman Sachs analyst on the company’s earnings call earlier Friday, accusing him of failing to understand numbers” writes Ciara Linnane for marketwatch.com. He later challenged Goldman Sachs analyst Matthew Korn to ask a question, after the operator said Korn was not on the call. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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