Stories about Disaster from September, 2006
Philippines: Darkness after Xangsane
Mr. Fuji in Manila describes the situation in downtown Manila in the wake of Typhoon Xangsane. “looking out from my manila hotel room, makati is dark, right to the horizon. it’s eerie to see a city that was full of lights now sleeping. there a little flecks of light here...
Philippines: Typhoon Milenyo
Manuel Quezon in Philippines rounds up the typhoon Milenyo stories from the papers and the blogs. The typhoon, knows as Xangsane internationally struck the Philippines on wednesday and is now moving north towards China.
West Africa: this year's rain has killed thousands
Black Looks reports that flash floods have left thousands of people homeless in West Africa.
Africa: dumping site for toxic waste
Grandiose Parlor asks whether Africa is a dumping site for global toxic waste: “The use of Africa as a dumping site for hazardous waste from industrialized nations is old news. The issue resurfaced again some weeks ago in Ivory Coast.”
Kazakhstan: Helping Orphans
KZblog writes about ways to help Kazakhstani orphans.
Bangladesh blog buzz
The latest happenings in Bangladeshi blogs around the world: * Education: Tanvir of Journal of a Disturbed Mind blog criticizes the new grading system of school final examination -S.S.C. (Grade 10) in Bangladesh. Students in some regions are getting the top GPA 5 grade in greater numbers; however they are...
Lebanon: Pope, Politics, Post-War Casualties and Circumcision
This week Lebanese blogs discusses circumcision, the environment, the Pope's quote on Islam, Lebanese politics, post war hardships and suspicions among other things. Let us start this weeks sampling by answering these questions: What if Google was used to settled battles … who would win? Interested in knowing? Lazarus has...
Bermuda: Hurricane Florence aftermath
The Limey returns home after waiting out hurricane Florence in Bermuda's capital. He's pleased to report that the damage is “nowhere near as bad as it was after [2003 hurricane] Fabian.”
Five years on from 9/11, the world remembers
The mainstream media in many countries have been preoccupied with events in the United States to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Centre and Pentagon on 9/11 2001. But the repercussions of these events have spread across the globe and people far beyond New York...
Russia: Murder Over Foreign-Made Car
Russia Blog writes about the tragic death of an Omsk journalist and his family: “Ruslan noticed a nice Mitsubishi car parked by a tent, with no potential witnesses around. Driving a foreign-made vehicle was his childhood dream. So he went to the tent and shot Aleksandr Petrov in the face...
The Kannada Context: Post-modernist. Post-9/11. Concerns.
Firstly, let us remember the victims of 9/11. Let us wish that the world leaders gather enough sense and courage to fight the root cause of terrorism, and not just resort to paranoiac ways like “racial profiling”. Like they say do not attribute malice to that which can be sufficiently...
Bermuda: Hurricane Florence
The Limey reports on the situation in Hamilton, Bermuda the morning hurricane Florence was scheduled to have passed by, and posts some photos.
Iran:Iranians in Lebanon Get no Money!
Kaariz said Iranians who lost their houses in Lebanon can not get any money from Hezbollah or Iranian government [Fa]. The blogger said he knows some people who get up to 18000 dollars from Hezbollah and now try to get 40,000 dollars from Lebanese government. Iranian in Lebanon got nothing....
Lebanon: Field Trips, Wardrobe Personification and Poetry
Have you wondered why most women like shoes? Or can blogging be life threatening? Then read on and see what answers the Lebanese Blogosphere has. This week’s blogs have topics that are as serious as a threat to a fellow blogger for his political cartoons and as light hearted as...
Bermuda: Blogging hurricane Florence
The video above was captured this afternoon by Bermuda bloggers Shawn and Sue “from the Southshore, Eastern end of Bermuda, approx 24 hours before Florence is scheduled to arrive.” Florence is the season's latest hurricane, and the island of Bermuda has been bracing for her arrival since the middle of...
Bermuda: Civilian hurricane relief
The Limey in Bermuda's latest “open mike” topic is tabled by a former Corporal in the Bermudian Regiment, who draws on his experiences working the hurricane relief detail and calls for “a parallel force based on the ideals of grassroots democracy rather than military hierarchies, to assist with hurricanes.“
Iran: Unbearable lightness of statistics
Fallo Safah writes that in Iranian TV, the chairman of Iranian Parliament asked Minister of Road & Transportation ” to think methods to reduce statistics of accidents”. The blogger says in this country only statistics are important and according to them we are very happy people and there is no...
Egypt: Another train crash in Egypt
Another train accident in less than two weeks from the previous one. Zeinobia says that some of the reasons are the condition of the train drivers, which obtain small salaries that barely meets the high requirement of living conditions in Egypt and the very hard work conditions with trains that...
Lebanon: Peace, Art, Humor and Politics
Topics discussed in the Lebanese blogosphere this week involved, among others, literature, war-art, the art of souvenir production and war-humor. Peace is a topic that is almost always present. A few samples discussing and dissecting the concept of peace with Israel has been selected for this week’s roundup. In addition to these we have historical account, from a personal view point, of one blogger who lived the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 and what followed.
East Timor: Yet Another UN Effort
Dili-gence looks at the latest version of UN representation in East Timor. “As of last week, yet another UN gravy train is about to hit TL. The UN acronym department has come up with UNMIT this time. This replaces UNOTIL (UN Office in Timor-Leste) which replaced UNMISET (UN Mission of...
Armenia: Love for Humanity
Zarchka reports on Onnik Krikorian's photo exhibition for Habitat for Humanity of Armenia. Examples of his stellar photography for Habitat for Humanity can be found at his blog.