Hurricane Matthew: Life threatening storm closes in on Haiti

Hurricane Matthew, one of the most powerful tropical Cyclone over the Caribbean Sea, is expected to cause flooding and Landslides when it passes by Jamaica and Haiti.

Matthew had maximum sustained winds of 145 mph early Tuesday, and forecasters said its slowly advancing center would likely pass near or over Haiti’s southwestern tip after dawn. It would continue on for another landfall expected in the lightly populated eastern end of Cuba, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. Heavy rain and winds have already hit parts of Jamaica, with floodwaters blocking roads in the capital Kingston.

The storm winds had already killed at least three people, caused cruise ships to change course and prompted the governors of Florida and North Carolina to declare states of emergency. Haiti could be more seriously affected when the hurricane passes over the country’s south-west.

Malaysian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton wants answers after his engine burst into Flames

British Formula One driver, Lewis Hamilton, lashed out his Mercedes team after his engine burst into Flames at the start of lap 41 at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

No! No! No! Screamed in frustration as he was coasting towards the victory that would have enabled him to regain the championship lead from Rosberg.

“Someone doesn’t want me to win this year. We have so many engines made for drivers but mine are the only ones failing this year” he said to the TV cameras.

“Someone needs to give me some answers because this is not acceptable. I just can’t believe that there’s eight Mercedes cars and only my engines are the ones that have gone this way. Something just doesn’t feel right. It was a brand-new engine. It’s just odd. Only mine have gone.”

Mercedes non-executive chairman, and former multiple world champion, Niki Laudat told Sky “I am really upset. We should not let him down with an engine failure. It was a fairly new engine, it was not old in the car. What went wrong I do not know and we will work to correct it?”

‘Messenger Lite’ launched by Facebook for Android

Facebook Inc. launched a slimmed down version of its Messenger chat app. New App, which is called “Messenger Lite”, is useful for the people who used older phones that don’t have enough room to store or ability to run the full-featured application due to slower internet speeds or other issues.

Users with Android phones will still be able to use the core features of Messenger, including the ability to send text messages, photos and links but will not be able to make video or voice calls or make payments.

Initially the app will be launch in Kenya Malaysia, Srilanka, Tunisia and Venezuela, but hit other countries in the coming months.

“We want to make sure Messenger products are truly for everyone,” David Marcus, head of Messenger, said in an interview.

Leonardo DiCaprio stars as eco-warrior in climate battle

Climate changes is the biggest and most controversial environmental issue of today’s time and the US is one of the country which contributes the most greenhouse emissions to the atmosphere.

President Barack Obama as made the fight against global warming a priority of both his terms in office. On Monday, Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio was due at the White House Monday to discuss climate change with President Barack Obama before the screening of the actor’s new documentary named “Before the flood”, on the devastating effects of global warming.

It’s an issue of importance to both men. Obama, who appears in the documentary, Before the Flood, is using the last days of his presidency to make environmental protection a central pillar of his legacy.

The meeting will take place as part of a festival on the lawn of the White House on the South by Southwest model, which is held annually in Austin, Texas. It is a wild blend of new technologies, movies and music.

Two years ago, DiCaprio – who has raised money for protecting tigers, orangutans and elephants – was designated a UN messenger of peace, with a special focus on climate change.

World’s Deepest Underwater Cave discovered in the Czech Republican

A team of explorers claims that they’ve found a cave, called Hranická Propast, in eastern Czech Republic is the world’s deepest flooded fissure, going at least 1325 feet deep.

Polish explorer Krzysztof Starnawski, who led the team, told The Associated Press Friday he felt like a “Columbus of the 21th century” to have made the discovery.

Starnawski scuba dived to a narrow slot at 200 meter’ depth and then sent a remotely operated underwater robot, or ROV, that went to the depth of 404 meters, or the length of its cord, but still did not hit the bottom.
In 2015, Starnawski himself passed through the slot and went to 265 meters’ depth without reaching the cave’s bottom. After diving that far down, Starnawski had to spend over six hours in a decompression chamber. To explore the cave further, he needed a robot.

The CW bringing back “Dynasty.”

The CW is returning with one of the iconic series in the genre, Dynasty. The network is teaming with The O.C. creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage to reboot Dynasty.

The new Dynasty follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. The series will be told primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds: Fallon Carrington—daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington—and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal—a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America’s most powerful class. In an age where dynasties appear everywhere—from reality TV to the polling booths—this epic drama features the one percent in all its glitz and gloss, while exposing the dark underbelly: a corrupt world built on backroom deals, betrayal, and, in some cases, murder.”

Schwartz and Savage are writing and executive producing the project along with Sallie Patrick. The project hails from the duo’s Fake Empire production company in association with CBS TV Studios. They have teamed with Revenge writer-producer Sallie Patrick and the original series’ creators, husband-and-wife duo Esther Shapiro & Richard Shapiro, for a new modern-day reboot of the classic series. CBS TV Studios is the studio.

Kim Kardashian robbed at gunpoint in Paris

‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ star Kim Kardashian was in Paris when she robbed at gunpoint by two assailants disguised as police, who stole millions of pounds worth of jewellery. They tied Kardashians up and locked her in the bathroom before escaping on bikes.

Kardashian’s husband, the rapper Kanye West, was on stage at the Meadows Music and Arts Festival in New York at the time of the robbery. He abruptly ended his set, telling fans: “I’m sorry, family emergency. I have to stop the show.”

A Paris police official told the Associated Press that five armed men, who were still at large, stole a jewellery box containing valuables worth €6m (£5.2m) as well as a ring worth €4m. Police said the robbers escaped on bikes.

She was “badly shaken but physically unharmed,” the spokeswoman told The Associated Press, offering no further details.

Tesla Set New Quarterly Record

Tesla announced its third quarter deliveries number were up over 70% to 24500 cars, which is more than double from previous quarters.

The deliveries this quarter were made up of 15,800 Model S sedans and 8,700 Model X SUVs, with vehicle production rising to 25,185. That’s up 37 percent from Q2’s production of 18,345.

Since Tesla says it only counts a vehicle as delivered when all the paperwork is done, there are another 5,500 or so that are “in transit” and will be counted in the fourth quarter figures. Tesla said it expects to deliver about as many vehicles in Q4 as it did in Q3, for a total of 50,000 in the second-half of 2016.

Colombian people voted against the Peace deal

A landmark peace deal, which was signed by Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos and Farc leader Timoleon Jimenez last week, rejected by the Colombian public.

With counting completed from 98% of polling stations, the no vote led with 50.23% to 49.76%, a difference of 61,000 votes.

The signing ceremony, the culmination of four years of negotiations in Havana, was attended by world leaders including US Secretary of State John Kerry, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and Raul Castro, the President of Cuba.

Santos had been confident of a yes result and said during the campaign that he did not have a plan B and that Colombia would return to war if the no vote won. But the result came as a surprise for many.

Michael Grandage to serve as the New Director of Frozen

Tony-winner British director Michael Grandage is all set to take the reins of the Broadway adaptation of Frozen along with Olivier Award-winning Scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram.

Grandage replaces Alex Timbers, a two time tony award nominee who directed Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Pee-Wee Herman Show and Rocky on Broadway, had been initially commissioned to direct Frozen but left this summer. Whereas Oram replaces original designer Bob Crowley.

Grandage won the Tony for Best Direction of a Play for Red, while Oram picked up Best Scenic Design for the same show. Grandage and Oram have previously collaborated on productions including The Cripple of Inishmaan and Red.

Disney Theatrical Productions said it will mount the show at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in August 2017. It is expected to land on Broadway in 2018 alongside its hits Aladdin and The Lion King. Casting will be announced later.