on Friday, the U.N. Security Council condemned the “highly provocative” missile launch by North Korea.

It had already stepped up sanctions against North Korea in response to a nuclear bomb test on Sept. 3, imposing a ban on North Korea’s textile exports and capping its imports of crude oil.

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, echoed McMaster’s strong rhetoric, even as she said Washington’s preferred resolution to the crisis is through diplomacy and sanctions.

Japanese Alert:

http://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2017/09/15/japan-sirens-north-korea-missile-sept-15-sje-lon-orig.cnn/video/playlists/mobile-digital-features/

Radiation sickness?

September 11, 2017

Asahi Shimbun – daily, English-language pages

http://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/accidents-tragedy/in-memory-of-dominican-victims-of-911/

Today, 16 years ago on September 11, 2001, two airplanes struck the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York in what has been described as the worst terrorist attack on US soil.

The attack was part of a series of four suicide attacks that were coordinated to strike areas of New York City and Washington, D.C.

Two Dominicans lost their lives in the Twin Towers on that fateful day. They are Fitzroy St. Rose and Virgin Lucy Francis.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/mexican-earthquake-latest-today-dead-injured-cities-damage-a7937026.html

Thursday night,  Relatively shallow huge  earth quake 8,1 M   between Mexuco-Quatemala The  epicenter in the sea.

“In Oaxaca alone, the state closest to the epicentre, Governor Alejandro Murat has reported 23 dead.

At least 17 of those people were in the state’s capital of Juchitan, where the town hall, hotels and bars now lay in rubble along the streets.

Juchitan Mayor Gloria Sanchez said: “The situation is Juchitan is critical; this is the most terrible moment in its history.”

There are reports of at least four people being trapped in a hotel that was damaged in the earthquake as well.

 

 

The Lancet and North Korea

September 8, 2017

“Further sanctions would likely target textiles, oil, and banking. This strategy of progressive strangulation is mistaken politically and inhuman morally. Punishing Kim Jong-un is one thing. Collectively punishing DPRK’s 25 million people is quite another. The DPRK is not only a political entity. It is also a society of human beings. It is easy for western leaders to demonise a nation-state. But it is ethically unacceptable to demonise a population that is already suffering”.

http://www.bbc.com/weather/features/41186013

https://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Borrelia_burgdorferi_NEU2011

Dont neclect to  take out ticks from the skin daily during a good summer rtime!

http://www.express.co.uk/news/weather/849735/Hurricane-Irma-path-update-track-models-map-forecast-NOAA-NHC-latest-news-USA

Narrowing   Caribbean Islands   region , huge in strength.

NASA News

September 5, 2017

https://www.nasa.gov/

( In Finnish )Avaruusmatkalta numero 52 palasivat näin hurrikaaniseongin aikaan Kazakstanin miljööseen- hurrikaaneilta paremmin rauhassa olevaan maankolkkaan- Peggy Whitson, Jack Fischer ja komentaja Fyodor Yurchikhin. lauantaina 2.9.

Peggy Whitson oli tällä tehtävämatkallaan avaruudessa 288 päivää ja kumulatiivisen avaruudessa vietetyn ajan suhteen hänellä on nyt naisten ennätysb : 665 päivää yhteensä kolmen pitkäaikaisen avaruusmatkan ajalta . Hänellä on myös avaruuskävelyjen naistenennätys sekä avaruuskävelyjen märän että ajallisen keston ennätykset. Kun hän oli toisella avaruusmatkallaan hän toimi ensimmäisenä naisena avaruusaseman komentajana ja tällä matikalla hän teki myös ennätyksen siinäkin, että on nainen, joka on komentanut kahdesti avaruusasemaa.

Expedition 52 Crew Lands with Whitson, Fischer

NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer of NASA, along with Expedition 52 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, landed in Kazakhstan at 9:21 p.m. EDT Sept. 2. With the 288 days Whitson spent in space on this mission, she holds the U.S. record for cumulative time in space, with 665 days in space during three long-duration missions.

She has spent more time in orbit during a single spaceflight (288 days) than any other woman. Whitson also holds the records for most spacewalks and time spent spacewalking by a female astronaut. During her second mission, she became the first woman to command the space station, and during this mission, she became the first woman to command the station twice.

Three ISS Crewmates Safely Return to Earth
Peggy Whitson’s Thoughts on the Mission
Peggy Whitson Sets New Record For Time in Space

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us2000aetk#executive

Seismic event colocated with the larger possible explosion 8 minutes and 32 seconds earlier.

This significantly smaller event is likely a secondary feature (possibly a structural collapse) associated with the larger event.

M 6.3 Explosion – 22km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea

2017-09-03 03:30:01 UTC 41.343°N   129.036°E 0.0 km depth

Possible explosion, located near the site where North Korea has detonated nuclear explosions in the past. If this event was an explosion, the USGS National Earthquake Information Center cannot determine its type, whether nuclear or any other possible type. The Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) is the sole organization in the federal government whose mission is to detect and report technical data from foreign nuclear explosions.

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