Caribbean residents describe dire situation as food, water run out

A week after Hurricane Irma struck a string of Caribbean islands, some residents find themselves in darkness, as power remains out, and they’re increasingly worried as food and water supplies dwindle. In the storm’s aftermath, residents and tourists described a volatile situation with vexing challenges ahead that have forced people to fend for themselves. “You listen to the radio. You call. But nobody comes,” said Leroy Webb, a resident of St. Maarten, which is the Dutch part of the island. The French side of the island is St. Martin. “I…

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Beautiful Romantic Love and Wedding Quotes to Use As Part of Your Wedding Ceremony

Wedding quotes should be romantic and meaningful. You will want to choose quotes that capture the love between you and your spouse. There are literally hundreds of romantic quotes for a wedding so how do you know which ones to use? When it comes to choosing love quotes for wedding vows and so forth, you want to use something meaningful to your relationship. You should think about why you love your partner and what kind of life you want to build together. You might feel overwhelmed, which is why we…

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NBCC open to take up incomplete real estate projects as project consultant

The government’s construction arm is open to completing Jaypee Infratech’s pending projects as a project management consultant, if instructed by the government, said the company’s chairman and managing director AK Mittal. Homebuyers cannot approach the government’s construction arm directly. Either the government entities or financial institutions can directly approach the NBCC to get the unfinished projects completed. “Government entities such as  Noida Authority, the nodal agency of the UP government, can get in touch with us directly. Buyers cannot approach us directly. Our role, as I envisage it in case…

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Salmon’s Upstream Battle As The Last True Wild Food

NEWTOK, AK – JULY 01: Joseph John Jr. and his son Jeremiah John haul in nets while salmon fishing on July 1, 2015 in Newtok, Alaska. (Photo Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images) “Salmon, like people, take their strength from their diversity,” noted 2016 James Beard nominated author and wild foods enthusiast Langdon Cook while walking under the canopy of Seattle’s hidden wonder Seward Park. Like many living in the Pacific Northwest, Cook has loving if not protective feelings about the diminishing world populations of this beloved wild catch. “I had a special feeling for salmon because…

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Is your teenage son overweight? It might up his risk of getting a stroke as an adult

Obesity among teenagers is a growing concern in India. One of the factors that leads to it is the drop in the number of calories burned during adolescence due to a lack of exercise. A new finding reveals that men with excessive BMI increase from childhood to age 20 had a higher risk of stroke than those with average BMI increase. For every two-point increase in BMI, men were 20% more likely to have a stroke. Men, who were overweight at both time points, were 70% more likely to have a stroke. Of the…

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No food, no money: conflict and chaos as South Sudan grapples with famine

The tape measure wound around the arm of two-year old Apiu tells its own story. Under the traffic light system for measuring undernutrition, green means healthy, amber is for “at risk”. Apiu is deep in the red zone: seriously malnourished. South Sudan is grappling with famine and severe hunger. Now, despite a heavy UN presence and the efforts of many of the world’s largest organisations, delivering life-saving aid is about to become more difficult. After rains failed last year across the Horn of Africa, now they have started to fall…

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10 Versatile Ways Bananas Can be Used Apart from just Eating as a Fruit

Fruits make such an inevitable part of our lives, especially because of their innumerable benefits and of course different flavours. These seasonal delights can be relished in numerous ways, with each region in the country having their own exclusive recipes. One such fruit is banana that can be used in more ways than just one. From its leaves to the stem, flower to its peels, each and every part has a different story to tell. Eating a banana itself has so many health benefits to offer; it acts as a…

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Carlsberg reinvented as icon of Danish lifestyle in Mads Mikkelsen campaign

The £15m push, created by Fold7, features the brand’s premium lager, Carlsberg Export, and aims to revive the fortunes of the brand by growing awareness of its Danish origins. The centrepiece of the campaign is a 60-second TV spot that features Mikkelsen cycle whimsically through quintessentially Danish settings, while musing on why it is that the Scandinavian nation of five million regularly tops polls of the happiest country on earth. He finally dismounts in the Carlsberg brewery in Copenhagen, where he is handed a pint of Export, poured from the…

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JNU to rename its central library as Dr B R Ambedkar Central Library

Jawaharlal Nehru University will be renaming its Central Library as Dr B R Ambedkar Central Library at a function today. JNU’s central library to be renamed after B.R Ambedkar         jawaharlal Nehru University will be renaming its Central Library as Dr B R Ambedkar Central Library at a function today. The JNU Students Union (JNUSU) had announced that it would boycott the event which HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar was expected to address through video-conference, to raise various issues faced by the students. Students to boycott the event JNUSU…

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GOG’s DRM-free Galaxy client adds features to exit beta as a legitimate Steam rival

Beta no more! Gaming desktop client GOG Galaxy is ready for prime time, and it’s adding all kinds of gamer features such as cloud saves, an in-game overlay, screenshots, and more to celebrate the milestone. Version 1.2 of GOG Galaxy is currently available to early access testers and will roll out to all users in April as it exits beta. GOG Galaxy’s most notable new addition is its cloud save feature. This allows users to save game progress to the cloud for use across multiple PCs. Even better, it works…

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