The remnants of the once mighty storm Barry, the first hurricane of the 2019 season, dumped dangerous amounts of rain as it crawled north through the United States on Monday after coming ashore west of New Orleans at the weekend, Trend reports citing Reuters. Barry, now downgraded to a tropical depression, still packed winds of up to 25 mph and could drop 5 inches or more of rain on a water-logged Louisiana, forecaster Andrew Orrison of the National Weather Service said. That brings the risk of dangerous flash floods from already bloated rivers across much of the gulf region and Mississippi Valley, he said. “We’ll see the winds coming down as the day progresses,” he said. “But the big story is the rain. This is still capable of very heavy rains through the next 24 hours.” Through Monday and Tuesday, the storm will bring 3-to-5 inches of rain with spots of 10-to-15 to eastern Arkansas, western Tennessee, and parts of Missouri and Mississippi, as it heads … [Read more...] about Remnants of storm Barry dump more rain in the U.S. southeast
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Huawei Technologies Co. is planning extensive layoffs at its U.S. operations, according to people familiar with the matter, as the Chinese technology giant continues to struggle with its American blacklisting. The layoffs are expected to affect workers at Huawei’s U.S.-based research and development subsidiary, Futurewei Technologies, according to these people. The unit employs about 850 people in research labs across the U.S., including in Texas, California and Washington state.... … [Read more...] about Huawei Plans Extensive Layoffs in the U.S.
WASHINGTON – Lt. Gen. Yuriy Sodol, commandant of the Ukrainian Marine Infantry, and his small staff came to visit his American counterpart, Gen. Robert B. Neller, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) at the Pentagon on May 13. Thereafter, he embarked on a three-day tour of Marine bases at Quantico (Virginia), Camp Lejeune (North Carolina) and Parris Island (South Carolina) to discuss training methods and expanded security cooperation activities, such as Operation Sea Breeze. The visit allowed the partner nation military leaders to better understand each other’s capabilities and prepare for potential future interoperability and cooperative training programs. Lt. Gen. Sodol’s primary purpose for the visit with the USMC was to seek support for improved training with USMC mentors/trainers to improve battalion and brigade-level staff training in operations, planning, intelligence, communication and logistics in accordance with NATO standards. Lt. Gen. Sodol was also … [Read more...] about Ukraine’s Marine commandant visits the U.S.
Major U.S. stock indexes fell more than 1 percent Friday after the U.S. raised tariffs on more than $200 billion in Chinese goods to 25 percent from 10 percent.Analysts warned that the mounting trade dispute between the world's two largest economies could trigger a global recession.President Donald Trump insisted tariffs will make the U.S. "much stronger."Stocks sagged in early trading Friday after the U.S. more than doubled tariffs on Chinese goods, with investment analysts warning that deteriorating relations between the world's two largest economies could hurt global growth. "A trade war, with across-the-board tariffs on U.S.-China trade, would push the global economy towards recession," economists with Bank of America Merrill Lynch warned in a note to investors.The Dow was down 282 points, or roughly 1 percent, to 25,585 as of 10:53 a.m. Eastern time; the broader S&P 500 stock index fell 1.3 percent, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite lost 1.8 percent. Stocks have sunk this … [Read more...] about Stocks slump after the U.S. hits China with stiffer tariffs
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 21 Trend: The EducationUSA Alumni Fair on April 20 featured information about more than 26 universities in the United States, as well as various scholarship programs to help Azerbaijani students reach their goals of studying in the U.S., Trend reports. This annual event is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan and American Councils for International Education, and included both Azerbaijani and American alumni of U.S. universities. Students who want to hear first-hand stories about university life in the United States had the chance to hear from these alumni as they talk about their universities and provide participants with materials. Students and even parents were welcomed to attend and meet with U.S.-educated alumni and U.S. Embassy staff to ask questions about studying abroad. Follow Trend on Telegram. Only most interesting and important news … [Read more...] about EducationUSA Alumni Fair Organized by the U.S. Embassy and American Councils for International Education (PHOTO)