UN appoints UB to investigate Bahamas Water Security

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #UB, unesco Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp University of the Bahamas attracts new Royal Donors, a Sir and a Lady Recommended for you EU Ambassador Concludes Hurricane Rebuild Project Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 25, 2017 – Nassau – When the College of the Bahamas, last November became the University of The Bahamas it was discussed that the institution would support research to enhance the quality of life for the country… well last Wednesday, #UB was given a major mandate by the United Nations and it will impact water resource management.UNESCO, which is the education, culture and scientific arm of the UN is working with the Bahamas Ministry of Education, to establish a UB based committee which will take on initiatives to improve how we see and preserve water as a resource.    It was explained in a BIS media release that the committee will focus on water resource education and water governance in The Bahamas.During the meeting of some 60 international delegates at the #UNESCO International Hydrological Programme at the British Colonial Hilton last week, it was agreed that countries have to conjure up ways now to mitigate against climate change and adaptation in order to avoid – year after year – seeing the negative impact of hurricanes on water supplies repeated.  Small Island Developing States were called upon to consider robust ways to ensure water security.#MagneticMediaNews TCI’s International Fashion Designer, Kazz Forbes for Islands of the World Fashion Showcaselast_img read more

Western Melbourne Well respect FFAs marquee criteria

first_imgWestern Melbourne says they will respect FFA’s marquee calls but will aim at bringing foreign talents who will help build the club.Western Melbourne hopes to sign Scott Brown who is currently the Captain of Scottish side Celtic as their marquee but reports from Scottish Daily Record says the FFA has refused to allow Western Melbourne to dip into the governing body’s marquee fund to help sign the 33-year-old Bhoys captain.The club has now come out to state they will respect they’ll respect any marquee fund decisions from FFA whether or not the Scott Brown deal pulls through.“Whether or not a player qualifies for funding from FFA is up to FFA criteria, we respect whatever they deem fit,” Lou Sticca, one of the major players behind Western Melbourne, told FTBL.Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“Western Melbourne is about recruiting foreign players that we feel will be important to our club in our formative seasons.“What this means is setting the right leadership from our foreigners to help the team be successful on the park, but importantly in dressing rooms and at training, to help build a real football culture.“Strong and experienced players that will protect our younger players and give them the confidence to express themselves.”last_img read more

Distracted driver crashes rolls into a parked car

first_imgDistracted driver crashes, rolls into a parked car KUSI Newsroom, August 19, 2018 Posted: August 19, 2018 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – One man is in the hospital tonight after driving recklessly in the College East area.The crash happened around 3:45PM Sunday, in the 54-hundred block of Reservoir Drive.The male driver of a Jeep was speeding southbound on Reservoir when he lost control and hit several electrical outlets, a large rock, and a parked car; flipping his car in the process.Samaritans nearby rushed to pull the driver out. The driver told witnesses he was distracted on his cell phone. Local authorities are investigating if drugs or alcohol were involved.The roads have since reopened. Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

WHS SOFTBALL Wildcats Lose Season Opener In Heartbreaking Fashion

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Varsity Softball team lost its season opener by a score of 6-5 to Woburn at Town Hall Park on Tuesday, April 10.The loss was a heart-breaker as the Wildcats allowed 3 runs in the top of the seventh. An error and 4 straight hits gave the Tanners the lead and the victory.Wilmington hit the ball hard all game, but unfortunately they were right at the Woburn players.Kayla Bourrell and Ally Moran each had 2 hits in the game. Dana Goulet and Liz Gordon completed a nice double play in the contest.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Lose To Melrose By 1 Run, Storm Back With 12-Run Win Over Greater LowellIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Burlington Routs Wildcats, 9-0In “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Win Season Opener At Woburn, 5-3In “Sports”last_img read more

20 Wilmington Residents Complete 2018 Boston Marathon

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Congratulations to the twenty Wilmington residents who successfully completed the Boston Marathon on Monday:Erik Alatalo: 2:43:13Miroslav Tashev: 3:20:43Dana Calumby: 3:28:00Jill Chisholm: 3:31:25Sarah Hjelmstad: 3:33:54Jody Brown: 3:51:51Jessica Stryhalaleck: 4:03:30Tyler Harris: 4:15:49Kerianne Marino: 4:23:22Debbie Reppucci: 4:23:39Anthony Carriere: 4:24:22Al Rego: 4:26:34Michael Larffarello: 5:11:06Stephen Delaney: 5:14:11Sherry Iuliano: 5:14:20Scott Harmon: 5:15:44Emily Wagner: 5:21:39Janice Cutler: 5:25:39Nicolle Renick: 5:25:39Marcos Rodriguez: 5:45:32Jennifer Kennedy: 5:47:49(NOTE: The above results are from the Boston Marathon’s website.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related10 Wilmington Residents Complete 2017 Boston MarathonIn “Sports”FUN ON THE FOURTH: Results Of 1st Annual Firecracker 5KIn “Community”8 Wilmington Residents Complete 2016 Boston MarathonIn “Sports”last_img read more

Microsoft gives entrylevel Surface Book 2 a power boost

first_imgMicrosoft On Sunday Microsoft quietly made a change to its Surface Book 2 line. An entry-level 13.5-inch model now comes with a quad-core eighth-gen Intel i5 processor. This is a considerable power bump from the existing dual-core seventh-gen Intel i5 CPU but without any raise in price. The upgraded entry-level model starts at $1,499, while the older one has dropped $200 to $1,299. The change was first seen on Microsoft’s own online store. Australian and UK editions of the store now feature an eighth-gen option, like the US store, but it can’t be selected in the configuration menu. No price can be confirmed, though the current entry-level models sell for £1,499 and AU$2,199. A model with the previous seventh-gen chip and only 128GB of storage, as opposed to the 256GB offered in all of the above machines, sells for $1,149 (£1,149 or AU$1,799).See new Surface Book 2 options at MicrosoftNote that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured on this page. DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Apple iPhone XS CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $210 at Best Buy TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Tags $6 at Tidal $999 DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) See at Amazon $520 at HP Post a comment Boost Mobile Computers Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) 1:34 See It $155 at Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET $999 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Share your voice See at Turo Sarah Tew/CNET JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Amazon HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Read the AirPods review Share your voice 7 Chris Monroe/CNET The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. See It Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Sarah Tew/CNET Tagscenter_img Read the Rylo camera preview Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Sarah Tew/CNET Best Buy An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. 0 Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) The Cheapskate Rylo Read Lenovo Smart Clock review What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Angela Lang/CNET Intel Microsoft,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. We’ll have to run the improved model through its paces to know for sure, but a jump from a dual-core seventh-gen to a quad-core eighth-gen processor should bring with it a solid improvement in power.This isn’t the last Surface news you’ll hear this month, as Microsoft has a Surface event planned for April 17. Comments Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Sprint See it Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. See It Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $59 at eBay Read DJI Osmo Action preview $60 at Best Buy $999 Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $999 $299 at Amazon Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is bigger, better sequel Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Read Google Home Hub review Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Turo Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

Construction worker electrocuted in Dhaka

first_imgA construction worker was electrocuted while doing piling work in Natun Bazar of the capital on Thursday.The deceased was Samiul, 21, from Balurchar village in Islampur upazila of Jamalpur district.Saju Islam, a co-worker of the victim, said Samiul was engaged in the piling work at an under-construction building when he suddenly came in contact with a live electric wire around 12:30pm.He was taken to a nearby local hospital and then shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where the on-duty physician pronounced him dead, said inspector Bachchu Mia of the DMCH police camp.last_img read more

Judge Drops Misdemeanor Charge Against AntiAbortion Activist

first_img Share – / 3A Harris County judge has dismissed one charge against an anti-abortion activist who made undercover videos at a Houston Planned Parenthood.California activist David Daleiden was facing both a felony charge and a misdemeanor charge in the case, but the misdemeanor charge has now been dismissed.Daleiden and a partner visited the Houston clinic under assumed names, and made videos about how Planned Parenthood handled fetal remains.The misdemeanor charge related to whether Daleiden had tried to buy human organs. He still faces a second-degree felony charge for using a fake driver’s license to get in to the clinic, as does his partner Sandra Merritt.Those charges will be considered by a different judge.Dismissal of David Daleiden’s misdemeanor chargelast_img read more

Disappearance of New Zealand birds 100 years ago makes life tough for

first_img New Zealand bird outwits alien predators Male New Zealand Bellbird Anthornis melanura Karori Wildlife Sanctuary Wellington. Image: Wikipedia The researchers, led by Professor Dave Kelly from the University of Canterbury, had already shown that many species of mistletoe are facing possible extinction through the disappearance of the birds that pollinated them, and turned their attention to New Zealand gloxinia (Rhabdothamnus solandri), a large (two-meter-high) native shrub found only in the forests of northern New Zealand. The shrub, known for its bright orange flowers, was pollinated by the bellbird, stitchbird and tui, which all have long tongues able to reach into the flowers, which are about 10 mm long.On the North Island, the tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) now appears to feed higher in the forest canopy, and the bellbird (Anothornis melanura) and stitchbird (Notiomystis cincta) have been wiped out by introduced predators such as cats, ship rats, stoats and possums brought by European settlers. The birds now survive only on a few islands off the North Island, where there has been little human interference, or where feral predators have been eradicated. The researchers analyzed areas of the North Island and three small islands nearby to see how gloxinia was faring. They found that on the mainland where the bellbird and stitchbird have gone, the fruit is smaller, containing just 37 seeds on average compared to 232 seeds in plants on the islands. Only a quarter of the mainland flowers showed evidence of bird visitation, compared to almost 80 percent of the flowers on the island plants. The population densities of adult plants were around the same but on the mainland there were 55 percent fewer young plants growing.When the biologists encased plants on the islands and mainland in wire mesh they also produced fewer seeds, which shows birds are needed for pollination, with insects playing a smaller role, if any, probably because the flowers are too long and narrow for insects to effectively pollinate them. When the researchers sowed seeds and manually pollinated the plants, they immediately boosted their numbers.In a paper published in the journal Science, Dr Kelly said the stitchbird and bellbird probably disappeared from the mainland around 1870. The decline in the plants had been gradual, and could easily have escaped notice as people generally disregard reports of how abundant plants were long ago. The gloxinia plant is known to be long-lived, and Dr Kelly estimates it may live as long as 150 years.Dr Kelly said the same kind of declines in plant populations could well be occurring elsewhere in the world. The research is continuing on other bird-pollinated plants in New Zealand. More information: Cascading Effects of Bird Functional Extinction Reduce Pollination and Plant Density, Science, Published Online 3 February 2011, DOI:10.1126/science.1199092 (PhysOrg.com) — A team of scientists in New Zealand has found the local disappearance of pollinating birds over a hundred years ago is having a detrimental effect on the species they pollinated. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: Disappearance of New Zealand birds 100 years ago makes life tough for plants: study (2011, February 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-02-zealand-birds-years-life-tough.html Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more