Category Archives: Current Event

What happens to the money??


In the days before the tsunami hit Japan, their stock market the Nikkei 225 Stock Average had its highs and lows throughout the month. However, when the tsunami hit the market took one of the biggest losses to date, dropping … Continue reading

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Tornado Devastates a N.C. College – Beneficial or Detrimental?


A tornado that swept through Raleigh, North Carolina ended Shaw University’s semester earlier than previously expected. Shaw University is the oldest Black College in the South and is affiliated with the Baptist Church. There were many controversial views throughout campus … Continue reading

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Farms Affected by Recent Tornadoes!


Saturday there were multiple tornadoes that tore through North Carolina. According to an article on msnbc.com, a farm in Four Oaks, NC, experienced 2 tornadoes that tore apart 17 of their buildings. The 2 tornadoes combined to create a giant … Continue reading

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Japan’s Natural Disasters Shaking the Global Market


Besides the earthquake and tsunami taking more than 6000 lives, costing the county billions of dollars and damaging some of their main nuclear reactors, the natural disasters in Japan could potentially hurt the global economy significantly. Japan has the third … Continue reading

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After Effects from Japan Earthquake


We all know by now that a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit Japan and caused a huge tsunami that did major damage across Japan, and now faces one of the worst nuclear emergencies in recent memory. On April 8th Japan experienced … Continue reading

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School: A Haven or Hell?


A school is like a second home to most students, but is this feeling enough to protect children from the dangers of natural disasters? For some, the schools are providing a temporary home while parents remain missing in the debris … Continue reading

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After 3 Years Debris Hits the USA


In three years the U.S could be affected by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March of this year. The 8.9 magnitude earthquake, which was near the east coast of Japan, caused the 30-foot wall of water that … Continue reading

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Home Insurers Caught Up in a ‘Vortex’ of Issues


Last weekend’s tornado outbreak was one of the worst outbreaks for the month April. 671 tornadoes have been recorded from April 1st to April 18th, crushing the average number of tornadoes occurring in April over the past 10 years. The … Continue reading

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Nukes, Tornados and Chaos


A series of tornadoes has recently swept through the South Eastern part of the United States, a region notorious for this type of weather, and has forced a nuclear power plant in Virginia to shut off two of its reactors. … Continue reading

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Earthquake Effects Japanese Automaker


To relate my major, supply chain management, to the catastrophe that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. The devastating 9.0-magnitude earthquake significantly affected one of the largest car manufacturers in the world, Nissan. Nissan announced that numerous production plants throughout … Continue reading

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Japan Tsunami “Splashes” Down on the Economy


On May 11, 2011, tragedy struck Japan as an 8.9 earthquake destroyed nearly everything in its path. The earthquake caused tsunamis that generated many waves as high as thirteen feet and one wave towered twenty-three feet high. The catastrophe was … Continue reading

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Opportunities to Profit Admist Destruction


While the March 11th tsunami caused the Japanese stock index, the Nikkei 225, to drop as far as 10% in the wake of the crisis, foreign investors saw this as an opportunity to buy shares in the Nikkei at historically … Continue reading

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2011 Japanese Earthquake: Effects on economy


It was on Mar. 11th that the Japanese earthquake occurred in northeastern Japan with a magnitude of 9.0. The earthquake belongs to a subduction zone type, which is generated by the collision of Eurasian plate and Pacific plate. Today I … Continue reading

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The Quake Strikes Again!


Japan is just starting to put back together the pieces from the earthquake and tsunami that occurred almost a month ago on March 11. To make matters worse for them they were just stricken by yet another earthquake on April … Continue reading

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Ice Jams Cause Millions in Damages Annually


During the spring months in areas where rivers freeze over, there is a natural disaster that can occur called an Ice Jam. These occur when a sudden warm spell causes snowmelt, often combined with heavy rains, causing rivers to swell … Continue reading

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Supply Chain Management: Earthquake in Japan effect on China’s product supply chain


Although the 9.0-magnitude earthquake in Japan occurred 3 weeks ago, its effect on the global product supply chain and especially China’s just starts to become larger and larger. According to the Camera Market Price Research by Hexu Technology, the Japanese … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With the Disaster…


When Japan was devastated by natural disasters the world came together. My major is Telecommunications focusing on social media, and as awful as these disasters are it is quite something to see people come together to help Japan using their … Continue reading

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U.S. Sneaking Pills To Citizens!


Due to the recent events of the highly discussed Japan earthquake and tsunami, radiation  exposure is possible and in the area. The U.S. embassy in Tokyo has been secretly giving out Potassium Iodide (KI) pills to U.S. citizens. Each person … Continue reading

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Radiation Doesn’t Scare Me!


We all know about the earthquake in Japan that resulted in a very devastating Tsunami. One of the big problems that this tsunami created was the destruction of nuclear power plants, and the radiation that they are now giving off. … Continue reading

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Japan’s economic clean-up


Japanese companies are major exporters in the global market. When the disaster occurred on 3/11/2011, it was a scary sight for many importers and investors dealing with Japanese companies. An initial hypothesis may predict doom for many business people. Contrary … Continue reading

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Energy Problems in Japan after losing its oil refinery plants and nuclear plants


Japan is having severe energy problems after losing its oil refinery plants and nuclear plants from earth quakes and tsunamis. A half million homeless Japanese people are suffering with low temperature, limited electricity, and lack of oils while being huddled … Continue reading

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2011 Earthquake in Myanmar


With all the attention on Japanese tsunami / earthquake combo the press has also taken a great interest in the earthquake that happened on March 24th, 2011 in Myanmar. Myanmar is located on the Indian Ocean east of India. The … Continue reading

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Radioactivity and Food


The crisis in Japan started on March 11, 2011, after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake. Soon after the earthquake, a Tsunami hit Japan. Japan has now been suffering from many difficulties. The new issue the Japanese face is shortages and food safety. The Japanese are … Continue reading

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A Study Abroad Student’s Worst Nightmare


Imagine being away at college while disaster strikes your home country, with no way to contact your loved ones.  Twenty year old Akiko Kosaka was put in this very horrific situation when a 9.0 earthquake hit Japan, followed by destructive … Continue reading

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Japan and the American Economy


The devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan recently has left the island nation in shambles, destroying homes and businesses alike. Japan’s economy is obviously reeling, but how does that affect the American economy? The jury is still out on … Continue reading

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Food and Water in Possible Ruins


Not only is the country of Japan in ruins, but their food and water could be as well. Japanese are taking many precautions on food and water to make sure it is safe for the survivors of the Tsunami, as … Continue reading

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Earthquakes in Thailand


Thailand experienced two earthquakes during the night of March 24th. The first one was a 7-magnitude quake, while the second one occurred about 30 minutes later being a 5-magnitude. They occurred on the fault line on the Burmese-Lao border. Experts … Continue reading

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A “wave” of recent events


On March 11, 2011 an earthquake-triggered tsunami hit the coast of Japan, taking out virtually everything in its path. The tremor that triggered the tsunami was scaled at 8.9, the most powerful earthquake Japan has ever experienced. The earthquake was … Continue reading

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Worldwide Relief Efforts Follow Disaster in Japan


On March 11, 2011, an unbelievable 8.9 earthquake occurred Japan. This earthquake caused a tsunami to strike North-Eastern Japan, off the Pacific coast causing severe widespread damage.  Not long after this tragedy hit, relief efforts began across America and other … Continue reading

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Japan’s Recent Earthquake and Tsunami Devastates the People and the Economy


The earthquake and tsunami that recently struck Japan has caused substantial damage to its economy. This natural disaster has caused a huge sell off Asian stocks. With such a large crash in the stock market, The Bank of Japan has … Continue reading

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