techkenyot.com
techkenyot.com August 18, 2018


Australia's most populous state '100 percent' in drought

10 August 2018, 08:40 | Edward Lowe

Kangaroos killing permitted after Australian state switches to survival mode

Drought pushes Australian farmers to brink as they are given licence to kill kangaroos

New South Wales was officially listed as “100% in drought” on Wednesday, with 23% of the region deemed to be in “intense drought”, leading state and federal governments to offer A$576m (£330m; $430m) in emergency relief funding.

Cattle and sheep farmer Robert Lee says climate change is behind the drought crisis.

There have been reports of farmers shooting cattle and hand-feeding animals because the ground is too dry for grass to grow.

Less than 10 millimetres was recorded in the western, northwest and central areas of NSW over the past month and drier-than-normal conditions are forecast for the next three months across the majority of the state. "They are shooting them because they just can't afford to feed them anymore", Tash Johnston, cofounder of Drought Angels NGO, told AFP news agency.

Farmers have also had to ration water for their families and their herds because the dams on their properties are dry or almost empty.

Samsung launches the Galaxy Note9 with 6.4-inch screen
There's also a stress management tracker, breathing exercises for wellness, an well as a "new advanced" sleep tracker. In the USA , the Galaxy Watch price starts at $329 for the 42mm version and is back to $349.99 for the 46mm version.

Australia has long dealt with harsh, dry conditions, especially inland, away from coastal areas popular with tourists.

US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently said the USDA will act to assist farmers facing trade damage from "unjustified retaliation".

The Government has responded with a compensation package to help rural communities, including two lump sum payments worth up to A$12,000 for eligible households.

"We are the land of droughts and flooding rains".

Much of Australia's southeast is struggling but the state government said 100pc of New South Wales' more than 800,000 square kilometres was in drought.

Viral petition calls for LeBron James to REPLACE Betsy DeVos
To that Trump tweeted, "LeBron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon". The school triggered lawsuits amid accusations of fraud.

The federal and NSW state governments are providing more than A$1.5 billion (S$1.52 billion) in drought relief packages, created to offset the cost of feed and freight, and increase access to mental health services for farmers feeling the strain.

"I think the only problem is it was probably a little bit late coming for some people".

"This increase will give farming families what they sorely lack during drought-cash income".

4 / 4 Some parts of New South Wales have experienced the lowest rainfall on record over the past year.

Barcelona duo Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes join Everton
I have spoken a lot to the coach and I know his passion for Everton and determination to be successful. This is a great opportunity for me and I am looking forward to competing here.



Other News

Trending Now

Pochettino lauds work of club's academy after ending tour with win
Spurs held on to take a 1-0 victory that puts them on top of the table with seven points having played their three matches.

1600 evacuated as flash floods in France threaten camp sites in
The mayor of Bagnols, Jean-Yves Chapelet, told BFMTV that a large number of Dutch tourists were among the 350 campers evacuated. Almost 120 children were evacuated from the site as emergency teams helped around 750 people to safety across the Gard region.

Kim Kardashian doesn't like daughter Chicago's name
So I said, 'I love you so much, and maybe this is good to push you to figure out what you want to do.' It ended really well.

NFL preseason sees kneeling, raised fists, during national anthem
Kaepernick applauded the Dolphins players shortly after the display for their protest of "systemic oppression". Jefferson, Jackson and Brown were among the Seahawks players who sat during the anthem last season.

'Christopher Robin' film won't play in China; Pooh too notorious?
Government censors has been erasing the images that mocked Xi on social media. This article has been adapted from its original source .

Milan reject interest in Serbian midfielder: We can't afford him
Manchester United, however, remain favourites to sign him in the long term amid uncertainty over Pogba's future. Who is Manchester United star and Barcelona target Paul Pogba?

Malaysia's ex-PM Najib pleads not guilty to money laundering
Najib and his allies are accused of plundering billions of dollars from 1MDB to buy everything from U.S. real estate to artworks. Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho (better known as Jho Low) allegedly bought the yacht using funds stolen from 1MDB.

Report provides update on Everton's hopes of landing Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma
Manchester United need a defensive upgrade on the likes of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones and Zouma is certainly that. Etienne and has gone on to feature in two Premier League winning campaigns for the London club.

Alex Jones content that prompted bans vanishes from Twitter
Jones is now facing a raft of defamation lawsuits , including multiple suits from the families of Sandy Hook victims. Get started by checking out these guidelines and soon you'll find the Care2 community signing up to support you.

Melania Trump's parents are now US citizens
Their son-in-law has frequently attacked U.S. immigration laws, calling them the "dumbest laws on immigration in the world". Green cards can also be obtained through employment, receiving asylum or refugee status, or in other special circumstances.