Monsanto pleaded guilty to spraying a banned pesticide on the Hawaiian island of Maui, and agreed to pay $10.2 million in criminal fines and other payments for the spraying and for illegally storing hazardous waste, U.S. prosecutors said.
The event marks the 15th iteration of the exchange, which is now rotated annually between China and the United States. Last year, U.S. Army Pacific troops traveled to Nanjing, China.
US Democratic Party presidential nominees Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have both tweeted their support for the protesters, while President Donald Trump has not made his position clear.
Johnson’s visit to Mauna Kea came on the 10th day of protests, after the Governor issued a state of emergency amid what he described as rising tensions at the site.
„I wanted to come here and see our people and stand with them and support them,“ Johnson told Hawaii News Now.
Unterdessen soll der Kommandeur der US-Truppen in Korea, Robert Abrams, letzte Woche auf Hawaii, angekündigt haben, im zweiten Halbjahr die gemeinsame Fähigkeit Südkoreas und der USA für das Krisenmanagement unter Leitung eines koreanischen Generals zu bewerten
The pilot had been participating in a military exercise called Sentry Aloha, which was temporarily suspended after the crash. The Hawaii Air National Guard was hosting the exercise, which involved about 800 personnel and 30 aircraft from nine states.
All Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) schools and offices on Hawaii Island and in Maui County will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 22, until further notice, in anticipation of dangerous storm conditions from Hurricane Lane.
More than 1 million people in Hawaii are already seeing the first signs of Hurricane Lane, a Category 4 cyclone that could become the first major hurricane to make landfall there in 26 years.
In other high-profile contests, former congressman Ed Case appeared to be headed back to Washington to represent Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District, while Rep. Tulsi Gabbard easily won re-election in the party nomination to represent Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District.
Hawaii is heavily Democratic, and like other areas where one party strongly dominates, the primary essentially functions as the general election.
(24.1.2018) So soll David Ige, Gouverneur von Hawaii, binnen zwei Minuten nach dem Alarm darüber informiert worden sein, dass kein Raketeneinschlag droht.
Ige gab nun zu, dass er keinen Tweet absetzen konnte, da er sein Twitter-Passwort vergessen hatte.
(12.8.2018) Hawaii Gov. David Ige won the Democratic primary in his bid for a second term in office Saturday, defeating U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, who gave up her seat in Congress to run for governor.
(31.1.2018) Am 13. Januar wurde durch die Katastrophenschutzbehörde auf Hawaii ein Alarm ausgegeben, der im Anflug auf die Insel befindliche Raketen suggerierte. Nahe lag für die Bewohner der Insel ein Angriff mit Nuklearraketen aus Nordkorea. Die Sirenen heulten, wie anderthalb Monate zuvor geübt. Die Menschen suchten irgendwo Schutz. Der U.S.-Sender „NBC“ verkündet während der Fernsehübertragung eines Basketballspiels in einer Audio-Botschaft („dies ist keine Übung“), das U.S. Pazifikkommando habe einen laufenden Raketenangriff auf Hawaii geortet.
Erst fast 40 Minuten später gaben die Behörden Entwarnung. Es gab keine anfliegenden Raketen.
(9.8.2018) While Ige acknowledged that he was “ultimately responsible” for the mishap, he repeatedly pointed to “human error” and a low-level state employee who sent the alert as the cause for the panic. But Ige ordered his defense department to roll out the nuclear attack plan before it was ready, providing the framework for the error.
The Ige administration has denied an Associated Press request for emails, phone records and calendars related to the missile alert, something Hanabusa also criticized .
Centrist politicians, Democratic Socialists, Never Trumpers — and lava. Hawaii politicians are fighting tooth and nail for last-minute votes in a primary election that reflects the divides seen within the Democratic Party nationwide.
The Rim of the Pacific exercise, known as RIMPAC and previously attended by China, is billed as the world’s largest international maritime exercise and held every two years in Hawaii in June and July.
Shield volcano 1277 m (4,190 ft), Hawai’i, 19.43°N / -155.29°W
Nearby recent earthquakes (within 30km radius):
Nach einer Reihe von Erdbeben quoll am Donnerstag (Ortszeit) in einem bewohnten Gebiet auf Big Island, der größten Insel des US-Bundesstaats im Pazifik, glühende Lava aus Rissen im Boden.