International

September 11, 2001 ub Wed, 09/08/2021 - 13:27

It felt like I was watching a silent movie. I could clearly see the top of the building starting to collapse. But I do not remember the sound at all.

 I watched the north tower disappear with my own eyes from a few blocks away, at Chelsea Piers where the police stopped TV Tokyo's crew and others.

Haitian Remorse

Submitted by ub on Sat, 08/14/2021 - 11:41
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A massive earthquake has slammed Haiti and there are reportedly dozens dead and many injuries in the Caribbean island country.

RIP Gustavo Godoy
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ub Thu, 08/12/2021 - 20:57

I met Gustavo Godoy when he was anchoring Noticiero SIN with Teresa Abate in Miami when I had been hired as executive producer.

Gus and Tere were a likable and extremely capable Cuban anchor team, but as TV demographics continued to evolve, they made room for Maria Elena Salinas and Jorge Ramos, younger Mexican news anchors that ultimately catapulted Univision into a television news powerhouse.

Earth in Dire Straits
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ub Mon, 08/09/2021 - 10:44

Earth inhabitants face a very bad and progressively difficult situation with 'Nowhere to run according to a new UNited Nations Report.

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has a clear and dire message: The human-caused climate crisis is worsening extreme weather around the globe and time is running out for humanity.

Domo Arigato Gozaimasu Japan

Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/08/2021 - 22:54
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The Tokyo Olympics were delayed a year, but Japan pulled it off fabulously and safely with grace, class, and determination.

The 2020-21 Olympics in Tokyo were like none other: First, they were postponed for one year because of the global pandemic, then athletes were competing without fans in the stands, and then there were protests because of rising #COVID cases.

The Oh Ohlympics!
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ub Fri, 07/23/2021 - 08:46

The opening ceremony inside eerily empty stadium seats. Let the weirdness begin. The first reviews of the fan-less Olympics are in, and after watching The Parade of Nations on television we can say this event may be somewhat underwhelming.

But as they say, the show must go on. This term is used to say that an event must continue even though there are problems, and boy there sure is, the elephant in the stadium... The global pandemic.

Bonobo Blues
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ub Thu, 07/22/2021 - 04:33

There is a difference between Bonobos and chimpanzees. Although they look very similar and both share 98.7 percent of their DNA with humans making the two species our closest living relatives. Bonobos are usually a bit smaller, leaner and darker than chimpanzees.

Their society is also different bonobo groups tend to be more peaceful and are led by females. They also maintain relationships and settle conflicts through sex.

Make Español Great Again #MEGA
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ub Mon, 07/12/2021 - 10:05

All of the nations and territories that have Spanish as their majority language are ArgentinaBoliviaChileColombiaCosta RicaCuba

Another Unfinished War

Submitted by ub on Fri, 07/02/2021 - 13:06
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This is not the first time American troops have lost lives and pulled out before completing their mission, There was Korea, Vietnam, etc.

GLOBAL LIFE EXPECTANCY

Submitted by ub on Fri, 07/02/2021 - 08:26
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The United Nations estimates a global average life expectancy of 72.6 years for 2019 – the global average today is higher than in any country back in 1950. According to the UN estimates the country with the best health in 1950 was Norway with a life expectancy of 72.3 years.