Jordie Barrett continues to pledge loyalty to hurricanes

1:33 a.m., June 17, 2021 Hurricanes playmaker Jordie Barrett has re-signed to the Wellington franchise for another season. The 24-year-old, who is currently under contract with New Zealand rugby until the end of 2022, has a clause in his contract that allows him to switch Super Rugby alliance for his …

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The cocoa project combats food insecurity in the Philippines

Agriculture is an important sector in many developing countries. Improvements in agriculture can increase food security in developing countries, which in turn helps people living in poverty. According to the World Bank, the transformation of the agricultural sector in the Philippines is essential for combating poverty. Programs like the Cacao …

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Ocean drones defy hurricanes to make coastal communities safer

Saildrone announces a new mission to deploy five unmanned surface vehicles (UPS) from the U.S. Virgin Islands in August to collect critical data throughout the 2021 hurricane season in the tropical Atlantic. The UPSs are equipped with specially developed “Hurricane Wings” in order to be able to operate under extreme …

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2 MOL operated vessels recognized by the Japan Meteorological Agency for ongoing contributions to weather research and forecasting

Mitsui OSK Lines, Ltd. announced that two MOL-operated companies – LNG carrier Energy Advance and crude oil tanker Kashimasan – have received the Japan Meteorological Agency’s General Director Award for their ongoing efforts to monitor and report marine weather data on the company’s release. Since it is difficult to collect …

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A new fund to protect people from climate disasters

New fund to help people affected by climate change and disasters. File photo, EWN A new fund to protect populations from climate disasters has been launched. The UK, Germany and US support package will protect lives and tackle the loss and damage caused by climate change. Support program, including new …

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Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund appeals to flood victims

Many residents of the Traralgon Creek area were trapped in their homes by rising flood waters last week and had to be evacuated by helicopter. Photo: Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund Facebook page The GIPPSLAND Emergency Relief Fund has appealed for financial donations to provide immediate support to residents affected by …

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American stagnation plan | City newspaper

Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis called states “labs of democracy,” which meant US local governments were free to undertake policy initiatives that could help determine which ideas work and which don’t. The Biden administration’s US bailout will likely be the biggest funder of local government experimentation in the nine decades …

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Finding Passion and Purpose in Disaster Epidemiology

TyKeara Mims, PhD student at Texas A&M, current cohort of Bill Anderson Fund. Texas A&M Health Sciences Center During the last semester of her undergraduate career at Spelman College, where she was working on a history degree, TyKeara Kims had the chance to meet a public health professional. While discussing …

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