September 25, 2017

Millions return to storm-battered homes as Irma flooding spreads in Florida

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Irma downgraded to tropical storm, heads into Georgia Over 7.4 million in Florida, other states without power Nearly 40 lives claimed in Caribbean, at least 3 in U.S. Flooding hits coastal communities in three states From Independent News Desk i.e Storm-shocked Floridians returned to shattered homes on Monday as the remnants of Hurricane Irma pushed […]

Foreigners own 1 million+ acres of Georgia ag land

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By Lois Norder From AJC Georgia is among nine states where foreign interests own more than 1 million acres of land deemed agricultural, according to a recent report by The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting. The roster of foreign owners shows companies or individuals from at least 39 countries own Georgia crop, pasture, timberland or […]

Artificial Intelligence: Study options in India and abroad

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By Anisha Singh From NDTV Artificial Intelligence is basically a computer based system which can perform tasks which normally require human assistance. This can include speech recognition, visual perception, language identification, decision making etc. Artificial Intelligence: Study Options In India And Abroad NEW DELHI:  Students in the country are done with exams and have their […]

Cayman Islands Immigration Officer travels overseas for asylum training

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Acting Assistant Chief Immigration Officer Joey Scott recently participated in extensive training in the processing of asylum-seekers, sponsored by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Earlier this year Mr. Scott completed the required 80 hours of online distance-learning. The remaining training took place at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centre in Georgia, USA […]

Couple discovers a snake hiding inside a gas pump

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BY BRIAN KOERBER From Mashable Nowhere is safe from snakes, not even the … gas station? A couple attempting to fill their vehicle with fuel were shocked to discover a snake curled up inside the holder for the nozzle. “Look carefully before picking up those gas handles,” Loren-Stacie Fleenor warned on Facebook Fleenor says she […]

Zika may be spread by up to 35 species of mosquitoes, researchers say

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BY DANIEL CHANG From Miami Herald Zika may be spread by as many as 35 species of mosquitoes, including seven found in the United States, according to a forecasting model created by University of Georgia ecologists and published Tuesday in the journal eLife. Most scientists, including those at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, […]

Once again a Cat 4 storm, potentially disastrous Matthew rolls toward Florida coast

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By: Bob Henson and Jeff Masters From Weather Underground Hurricane Matthew is once again an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm. Matthew’s top sustained winds were upgraded to 140 mph in the 11 am EDT advisory from the National Hurricane Center, based on surface wind data collected by dropsondes (parachute-borne instrument packages) and the SFMR radiometer […]

Hurricane Hermine hits Florida, weakens into tropical storm

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By Faith Karimi and Steve Almasy, From CNN CNN)Hurricane Hermine made landfall early Friday in Florida with a furious mix of rain, whistling winds and surging waves — then weakened into a tropical storm as it wobbled toward Georgia. Hermine, which had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph, was the first hurricane to come ashore […]

Guyana seeking US help to determine cause of sudden poultry deaths

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From Jamaica Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – Guyana is seeking assistance from the United States as it seeks to determine what is responsible for the sudden poultry deaths in East Bank, Berbice. Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) of the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA), Dr Dwight Walrond, said, “Samples which have been taken from the […]

US Judge to decide if Georgia immune from slave descendant suit

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By Russ Bynum, The Associated Press From Daily Report BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A federal judge said Tuesday she will decide soon whether Georgia agencies are immune from a lawsuit claiming discrimination and neglect have eroded one of the last Gullah-Geechee communities of slave descendants on the Southeast coast. Residents and landowners from the tiny […]