Pakistan: Frantic efforts to prevent disaster as floods continue

With more than 33 million people impacted, that represents 15 per cent of the total Pakistani population, said Dr. Palitha Mahipala, World Health Organization (WHO) Representative in the country. Some “6.4 plus million people are in dire need of humanitarian aid”,…

How countries can better cope with flood risk

Catastrophic floods have hit Pakistan in recent weeks that have killed over 1,000 people, displaced close to 500,000 and impacted the lives of over 30 million residents. The floods have left more than one-third of the country submerged in water, with…

Groundbreaking water management digital tool gets global boost

Support from the Netherlands allows FAO’s WaPOR portal to expand geographical coverage An innovative water management tool will expand to become available around the world thanks to a contribution from the Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Netherlands to the Food…

Buhari pledges support for 500,000 victims of floods

President Muhammadu Buhari says he receives regular updates on flooding, which has affected more than 500,000 Nigerians since January. In statement issued by his media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, on Tuesday in Abuja, the president extended condolences to those affected…

Plateau LG seeks support for flood victims

Quan’an Pan Local Government Area of Plateau has appealed to relevant government agencies to assist victims of flood that ravaged some communities in the area. The chairman of the local government area, Mr Ernest Da’a, made the appeal when he conducted an on…

Buhari Re-Appoints Nze as DG, NIHSA

President Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed Engr Clement Nze as the Director-General of the Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) for a second term of five years. The letter of re-appointment was conveyed by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of…

NiMet predicts 3-day cloudy, rainy weather from Monday

By Gabriel Agbeja The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy and rainy weather conditions from Monday till Wednesday. NiMet’s weather outcome released on Sunday in Abuja predicted early morning rains over parts of Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi and Katsina on…

OS X El Capitan review: Everyone’s an expert

Starting on September 30th, everybody will be able to install Apple’s latest OS X update, El Capitan, on their Macs. El Capitan is the small one in Apple’s big-then-small OS update cadence, which means that we have just a few…

Less than a quarter of FTSE board members are women

A government report has highlighted the continued but narrowing gender disparity in boardrooms — with just 23.5 percent of FTSE 100 company directors women.

Beats is announcing the first speaker that it’s made since the company was acquired by Apple last summer

Even if you aren’t a fan of the company’s high-priced in-, on-, or over-the-ear offerings, you have to admit they are all much better than the crude and plasticky Pill speaker. The new $229 speaker isn’t any sort of radical…

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