Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, December 17, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We have a nice start to the week over the state, as dry, high pressure remains in control today through Wednesday. We are pushing back the arrival of our next batch of rain by about 12 hours or so. Sunshine will be the main player in our weather pattern through the first half of the week, and temps remain normal to above normal for the period. Clouds will be on the increase from late Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon. However, we think that most moisture will be delayed in starting until Thursday evening. Once it starts, though, it will run all the way through Friday and in to early Saturday, likely finishing before sunrise Saturday morning. We expect this system to bring all rain, as temps remain above normal through Friday. Rain totals will be from .25”-1.5” over a full 100% of Ohio. The upper end of the range will be seen over eastern parts of the state, mostly in east central Ohio. The map at right shows rain potential for the event through Saturday midday. We are dry for the balance of Saturday and most of Sunday morning and early afternoon. Much colder air will be blasting into the region, taking temps to below normal levels. We have some news for those of you who have been inquiring about the potential for a white Christmas. Precipitation returns for the overnight Sunday night through midday Monday. With the cold air in place, we are looking at snow, with the potential for 1-3 inches over about 60% of central and northern Ohio. Central areas may end up being the hardest hit, although there is plenty of time for this set up to change, and we are definitely waiting to see what track any low wants to take. The referenced snow potential is just a talking point right now…we will issue official snow totals closer to the event. But, cold air stays over the region through at least midweek next week, so while it is not a blanket that will dominate our region, technically, some will be able to claim a white Christmas. We are dry from Monday night through the 27th. Temps stay cold during that time. However, we start to see south winds develop late the 27th, and precipitation arrives for the 28th, coming as rain. We have a very active remainder of the extended period, with at least 3 waves of moisture coming from the 28th through the 2nd. Liquid equivalent precipitation totals can be from half to 1.25” with coverage at 100% of the state. The predominant precipitation type will be rain, but we can see some snow mixing in over northern Indiana, particularly around New Years Eve and New Years day.last_img read more

Krishna Poonia keeps medal hope alive for London Olympics

first_imgIndia’s top discus thrower Krishna Poonia gave herself something to cheer about ahead of the Olympics as she crossed the 63 metres mark in the Woodford Green Open Graded Meeting organised by the Woodford Green and Essex Ladies Athletics Club at Ashton Playing Field ground here.Krishna, who had won the Commonwealth Games gold, registered 63.16 metres during the event here Tuesday. Krishna hoped she could cross the 65m barrier during the Games.Her husband and coach Virender was also happy with the result.”Today’s throws show we are on track to deliver peak results during the Olympic Games. Hitting big distance in the opening rounds is essential to remain in contention and that’s what Krishna achieved today with 63m opener,” said Virender.But Poonia still has a long way to go as her fellow competitors have gone well above the 65 metres mark.Germany’s Nadine Muller, favourite to win the gold in London and a silver medallist at last year’s World Championships, best this season is 68.89 metres. Besides Nadine, Cuba’s Yarelys Barrios (68.03 metres) has the second best distance while China’s Yanfeng Li (65.85 metres) and Jian Tan (64.90 metres) have also produced better marks than Poonia.last_img read more

Top Carriers More Reliable in Q2

first_imgzoom Global schedule reliability improved 2.3 percentage points to 74.6% in the second quarter of 2017, from 72.3% in reported in the previous quarter, according to market intelligence provider SeaIntel informed.Although the score increased on a quarterly level, it dropped by 10.4 percentage points on a year-on-year level from 85% recorded in the second quarter of 2016.In the second quarter of 2017, fifteen of the top eighteen carriers saw a quarterly improvement in their reliability scores, while only Pacific International Lines (PIL), Taiwan’s Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation (Yang Ming), and German Hamburg Süd saw their scores drop.Taiwan’s shipping company Wan Hai Lines was the most reliable top-18 carrier with a schedule reliability score of 79.7% in the second quarter of the year. Hamburg Süd was the second most reliable carrier with 78.6%, followed by Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Evergreen with 77.4% and 77%, respectively.The biggest year-on-year decreases in schedule reliability were recorded by PIL, Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), and Yang Ming, with drops of 13.8, 13.6, and 12.2 percentage points, respectively.According to SeaIntel’s report, schedule reliability in Asia-USWC reached 76.5% in the second quarter of 2017, improving by 17.7 percentage points when compared on a quarterly basis, but declined 7.1 percentage points compared to the 83.6% seen in same three-month period in 2016. Niche carriers Matson and Westwood Shipping, and Evergreen were the top performing carriers in 2017-Q2 with reliability scores of 100%, 87.9% and 84.2%, respectively.In Asia-USEC on-time performance increased from 57.3% to 72.4% on a quarterly basis, but deteriorated by 11.4 percentage points on a year-on-year level. In the trade lane, Maersk Line, MSC, and Hamburg Sud were the most reliable carriers, reaching 85.6%, 85.6% and 81%.On-time performance in Asia-North Europe reversed its downwards trajectory and improved 11.4 percentage points to 75.1%, yet it was still 6.8 percentage points below the level of last year. The most reliable carriers were Evergreen, COSCO, and MSC reaching 82.2%, 82.2%, and 78.8% respectively.In 2017-Q2, schedule reliability in Asia-Mediterranean increased to 72.1%, which corresponds to a Q/Q improvement of 11.6 percentage points, experiencing a significant decline of 13.9 percentage points Y/Y. ZIM, ANL, and COSCO were the most reliable carriers with reliability scores of 84.0%, 78.8% and 76.0%, respectively.last_img read more

Survey finds growing disconnect between Canadians and nature

first_imgTORONTO – A survey for the Nature Conservancy of Canada indicates Canadians feel happier when they are connected to nature, but fewer are making the effort to get out of the house.The online survey of 2,000 Canadians found 87 per cent of respondents felt happier, healthier and more productive when connected to nature.But 74 per cent of respondents say that it is simply easier to spend time indoors and 66 per cent say they spend less time in nature than they used to.It also found more than 80 per cent of respondents are concerned that accessible natural areas will not be there for future generations and that 94 per cent of Canadians are aware of the physical and mental health benefits of spending time in nature.The Nature Conservancy released the survey results Thursday to highlight its Landmark Campaign — an effort to double the land and water conserved by the NCC to more than 2.4 million hectares.To inspire Canadians to contribute to the campaign, the NCC has curated a pop-up art exhibit called Nature and Me, featuring nature photography and reflections from notable Canadians, that will travel across the country.Jim Cuddy, Ed Burtynsky, Rick Mercer, Clara Hughes and Adam van Koeverden are among those sharing their stories in the Nature and Me exhibit to highlight the importance of nature as an inspiration in their lives.The survey, conducted by Ipsos Research, also indicated that Canadians spend an average of 1.3 hours per day in nature during the week and two hours on the weekend.Eighty-eight per cent of those surveyed said that reducing stress was a benefit of nature, while 57 per cent listed lowering blood pressure as a benefit.Among the reasons cited for spending time indoors were busy personal lives and environmental factors such as rain, snow, bugs and insects.The Landmark Campaign has already raised $551-million towards its $750-million goal and completed 390 of 500 planned projects, which include restoring rare habitats, supporting species at risk, and improving the quality of air and water.“We are at a turning point,” Nature Conservancy president John Lounds said in a release. “It’s time to talk boldly about the tangible benefits nature provides, and the urgency and importance of protecting it.”last_img read more

Measles vaccination associated with health schooling benefits among children

first_imgRelated StoriesRevolutionary gene replacement surgery restores vision in patients with retinal degenerationChaos in the house and asthma in children – the connectionNew network for children and youth with special health care needs seeks to improve systems of careThe study found that at ages 7-8 years, measles-vaccinated children had significantly higher HAZ scores in India (an increase of 0.13 points, P=0.05), and significantly higher BMIZ and WAZ scores in Vietnam (an increase of 0.18 and 0.23 points, P=0.04, 0.01 ) as compared with matched measles-unvaccinated children. Measles-vaccinated children scored 2.3, 2.5, and 2.7 points more on EGRA in Ethiopia, India, and Vietnam, respectively. Vaccinated children scored 4.5 and 2.6 percentage points (pp) higher on PPVT and 2.9 and 4.0 pp higher on mathematics in Ethiopia and Vietnam.Similarly, at ages 11-12 years, measles-vaccinated children had 0.19 higher BMIZ scores in Vietnam (P= 0.04), and they scored 3 pp more on English and PPVT in India. Vaccinated children also attained 0.2-0.3 higher schooling grades across all ages and countries compared to measles-unvaccinated children.Findings indicate that measles vaccination at 6-18 months of life is associated with long-term health, cognition, and schooling benefits among children in Ethiopia, India, and Vietnam.”As a pediatrician and parent myself, I feel confident that these results will show other parents and medical workers how the measles vaccine may help their children achieve better health and educational outcomes.”, said Anita Shet, who is a coauthor of the study and a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the International Vaccine Access Center, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.CDDEP director Ramanan Laxminarayan, a coauthor of the study, said, “At a time when there is hesitation about measles vaccination by parents, the results of this study are an important reminder that the benefits of measles vaccination go beyond child survival and are instrumental in enabling adults who have higher cognitive ability, education and physical stature. These are critical to economic development that every country aspires to.” Source:Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & PolicyJournal reference:Nandi, A. et al. (2019) Anthropometric, cognitive, and schooling benefits of measles vaccination: Longitudinal cohort analysis in Ethiopia, India, and Vietnam. Vaccine. doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.06.025. Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Jun 21 2019While the measles vaccine has eliminated the virus in many high-income countries, the global burden of disease persists with an estimated 245,000 measles cases and 68,000 measles-associated deaths worldwide in 2016. India alone accounted for 50 percent of measles cases and 30 percent of measles deaths in 2016. Although low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) account for a large proportion of global measles cases, high-income countries have recently seen a resurgence of measles outbreaks.According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been over 1,000 measles cases reported across 28 states in the US so far in 2019. This is the largest number of cases the country has seen in almost 3 decades, and since measles was eliminated in 2000. Despite these recent setbacks, the highly efficacious and cost-effective measles vaccine prevented an estimated 21.1 million child deaths worldwide between 2000-2017. The vaccine has also been tied to reductions in all-cause childhood mortality and infectious disease morbidity outcomes in LMICs, although little generalizable evidence exists on the early-life receipt of measles vaccines and associated child growth parameters, cognition, and schooling grades.Researchers examined Z- scores of height-for-age (HAZ), BMI-for-age (BMIZ), weight-for-age (WAZ), scores of Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT), early grade reading assessment (EGRA), language and mathematics tests, and highest schooling attainment across ~6,000 measles-vaccinated and unvaccinated children in Ethiopia, India, and Vietnam. Propensity score matching methods were used to reduce the effects of potential confounding factors.Researchers analyzed survey data from 3 cohorts of children enrolled in the Young Lives Survey (YLS), a longitudinal study assessing childhood poverty. Growth, cognitive, and schooling indicators were evaluated across measles-vaccination groups, and outcomes at ages 7-8 and 11-12 years were compared between children across the 3 countries with reported receipt or non-receipt of measles vaccination at 6-18 months of life. We reviewed children who were followed since infancy through childhood and used statistical techniques that produced robust estimates of the associations of measles vaccination with later life outcomes. It is the first and the largest multi-country study of its kind.”CDDEP senior fellow Arindam Nandi, the lead author of the studylast_img read more

Armed drones iris scanners Chinas hightech security gadgets

first_img Explore further Killer dronesThe rapid deployment of surveillance-focused technology across China is not new—police in Guiyang tracked down a BBC reporter in just seven minutes for a report on the southwest city’s network of cameras last year.But the security expo shows how broadly technology is being applied to a variety of challenges for the country’s public security forces.A Shenzhen-based tech company called ZNV is using video analysis, such as the detection of facial “micro-expressions”, to analyse emotional responses. One application is police interrogation, though the product is still in the pilot stage.At a booth run by the First Research Institute of the public security ministry, conference attendees took turns trying a VR game meant to teach police about proper firearm usage. One attendee waved around a fake gun in a simulated takedown of thieves who had robbed a fruit shop. Feedback from public security departments has been very good, said Gan Tian, the chief marketing officer at Wuhan-based tech company KitSprite, which is partnering with the First Research Institute.For instance, using VR, practical training of standard procedures can be conducted “in an unlimited time and space”, Gan told AFP.So far, the ministry has over 30 VR training modules for police, all developed by KitSprite. In the pursuit of high-tech police products, however, some companies seem to have got a little carried away. For instance, drones developed by Harwar, a Shenzhen-based company, can come with a number of add-ons, including a “net gun module” that launches a net to ensnare criminals on the run. © 2018 AFP China spent an estimated 1.24 trillion yuan on domestic security in 2017, a 12.4 percent increase from the year before “From fetal stage to adolescence to adulthood, the iris stays the same,” James Wang, marketing director at IrisKing, explained to AFP. Compared to fingerprinting and facial recognition, the error rate for matching irises is also lower.”Since iris recognition is done in vivo, it’s also very hard to fake,” he added.Big spendingChina spent an estimated 1.24 trillion yuan on domestic security in 2017, a 12.4 percent increase from the year before, according to a March report by Adrian Zenz, a China security expert at Germany’s European School of Culture and Theology.Bolstering security in China’s minority regions has been a priority, according to Zenz’s report.In Tibet, where numerous Tibetans have self-immolated in protest at Beijing’s policies over the years, domestic security spending rose more than 400 percent between 2007 and 2016—almost double the growth in spending across all provinces and regions for the same period. In the restive northwest region of Xinjiang, where the government has used an array of surveillance equipment, the security spending spree ballooned nearly 100 percent in 2017—twice its spending on healthcare, according to Zenz.A UN panel has cited estimates that up to one million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslim minorities have been placed in internment camps in Xinjiang, a charge rejected by Beijing, which says it is combating separatism and religious extremism through vocational education. From virtual reality police training programmes to gun-toting drones and iris scanners, a public security expo in China showed the range of increasingly high-tech tools available to the country’s police. The exhibition, which ran Tuesday to Friday in Beijing, emphasised surveillance and monitoring technology just as the Communist government’s domestic security spending has skyrocketed.Facial-recognition screens analysing candid shots of conference attendees were scattered around the exhibition hall, while other vendors packed their booths with security cameras.More innocuous applications, like smart locks for homes and big data applications to reduce traffic congestion, also occupied large swathes of the conference.But the high-end devices on display highlighted the emphasis that China has put on equipping its security forces with gear of the future.Megvii, an artificial intelligence company backed by e-commerce giant Alibaba, demoed different pairs of “smart” sunglasses, which sound an alarm when they spot a suspect.And they don’t come cheap—one pair costs around 20,000 yuan ($2,900), according to an employee manning Megvii’s booth. Similar eyewear made global headlines in February when police in the central city of Zhengzhou used them to spot potential suspects in a crowded train station.Multiple companies also showed off iris scanners, which specialise in detecting and matching unique patterns on the iris, the coloured part of the human eye. The exhibition was held as the Communist government’s domestic security spending has skyrocketed Shanghai airport automates check-in with facial recognition Facial-recognition screens analysing candid shots of conference attendees were scattered around the exhibition hall Citation: Armed drones, iris scanners: China’s high-tech security gadgets (2018, October 26) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-10-armed-drones-iris-scanners-china.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. 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S Korea spycam crimes put hidden camera industry under scrutiny

first_img Battle of the online sex crimes in high-tech S. Korea Shin Jang-jin’s shop in Incheon offers seemingly innocuous household items, from pens and lighters to watches and smoke detectors, but with a secret feature—a hidden one millimetre-wide-lens that can shoot video. The number of spycam crimes reported to police surged from around 2,400 in 2012 to nearly 6,500 in 2017. Protesters in South Korea have been calling for the government to crack down on widespread spycam porn crimes Citation: S. Korea spycam crimes put hidden camera industry under scrutiny (2019, March 28) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-korea-spycam-crimes-hidden-camera.html © 2019 AFP K-pop star Jung Joon-yong was arrested in March on charges of filming and distributing illicit sex videos without the consent of his female partners But some lawmakers are hoping to change that, co-sponsoring a bill in August that requires hidden camera buyers to register with a government database, raising alarm among retailers like Shin. Crime surgeSpycam crimes have become so prevalent that female police officers now regularly inspect public toilets to check for cameras in women’s stalls. In one case, offenders had livestreamed footage of around 800 couples having sex—filmed in hotel rooms using cameras installed inside hairdryer holders, wall sockets and digital TV boxes.As well as secretly filming women in schools, toilets and offices, “revenge porn”—private sex videos filmed and shared without permission by disgruntled ex-boyfriends, ex-husbands, or malicious acquaintances—is believed to be equally widespread. In a burgeoning scandal that has shaken South Korea’s entertainment industry, K-pop star Jung Joon-young was arrested this month on charges of filming and distributing illicit sex videos without the consent of his female partners. According to official statistics about 98 percent of convicted offenders are men—ranging from school teachers and college professors to church pastors and police officers—while more than 80 percent of victims are women.Malicious intentions”I turn customers away when it isn’t clear why and what they want hidden cameras for,” Lee Seung-yon, who customises spycam gadgets in Seoul, told AFP.But he admitted his approach was no guarantee against crimes.With the bill currently under consideration by a parliamentary committee, gadget retailers like Shin fear it will turn away potential customers.”More than 90 percent of spycam porn crimes are due to mobile phones, not specialised items,” he said, adding that any crackdown on the gadgets was akin to blaming knife makers for knife-related murders. While there is no official data to support Shin’s claim, a police official told AFP that “most” spycam footage is taken using smartphones. Shin Jang-jin, CEO of spy camera company Damoacam, admits he is not always to spot unscrupulous buyers Explore further But women’s rights activists say the claim is “misleading”, citing numerous cases involving customised cameras.Furthermore, they argue that since smartphones sold in the South are required to make a loud shutter noise when taking pictures—a measure put in place to combat spycam crimes—many offenders deploy high-tech devices or use special apps that mute the sound to secretly film victims.”Victims in most spycam crimes realise they were filmed only after illicit footage had been shared online whereas crimes involving mobile phones are much easier to catch in the first place,” said Lee Hyo-rin of the Korea Cyber Sexual Violence Response Center. “The solo purpose of these gadgets is to deceive others,” she told AFP. Over the past decade, Shin has sold thousands of gadgets. But his industry is coming under pressure as ultra-wired South Korea battles a growing epidemic of so-called “molka”, or spycam videos—mostly of women, secretly filmed by men in public places.Shin insists his gadgets serve a useful purpose, allowing people to capture evidence of domestic violence or child abuse, and told AFP he has refused to serve customers looking to spy on women in toilets. “They thought I would understand them as a fellow man. I turned them away.” But the 52-year-old admits he is not always able to spot unscrupulous buyers.In 2015 he was questioned by police after one of his products—a camera installed inside a mobile phone cover—was used to secretly film women in a dressing room at a water park outside Seoul. He had sold the device to a female customer and said he had no idea she would use it to film and distribute illicit footage online.Under current regulations, spycam buyers are not required to give personal information, making it difficult to trace their ownership and use of the devices. Spycams can be hidden inside a wide range of household items, including paintings, pens, smoke detectors and lighters This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Townhall events meet with politicos on anvil for Rahul Gandhis UK visit

first_imgAugust 23, 2018 SHARE Published on Rahul Gandhi, Congress President Congress President Rahul Gandhi will arrive in the UK on his first official visit to the country, which the local party here hopes will help boost its support base in the country. The visit is to include a town-hall style event with students, a meeting with MPs and a diaspora gathering. It follows a series of international trips by the Congress leader, including to Malaysia and Singapore. Gandhi will arrive from Germany, where he visited Hamburg and Berlin, and is accompanied by a delegation of around 10, including Shashi Tharoor and former Congress ministers.Among the centrepieces of the visit will be a diaspora event on Saturday evening in West London, where around 1,300 people were expected to attend, organisers said. “He is here because he wants to listen to everyone,” said an Indian Overseas Congress (IOC) UK spokesperson, who added that they hoped the visit, and opportunities to engage, will help give the local body momentum ahead of the general election next year, and help the party reach out to new audiences and exchange ideas.Security is expected to be tight during the main events, amid fears that certain groups were planning to disrupt sections of the trip. Organisers said they had made the necessary preparations and had security, and volunteers to ensure the smooth passage of the events.Gandhi is also due to speak at the thinktank International Institute for Strategic Studies, and attend an event for health care professionals as well as a meeting of the Indian Journalists’ Association, as well as an event in Parliament. The IOC, which is organising the event in Parliament, said a number of MPs were due to attend the event. Gandhi will also attend a dinner organised by the mayor of the west London borough of Richmond, which will be attended by Vincent Cable, leader of the Liberal Democrats. No plans to meet senior figures of either the Labour Party or the ruling Conservative Party have been announced.He will also speak at a town-hall style event organised by the London School of Economics-South Asia Centre and the National Indian Students and Alumni Union, UK, where student societies across the UK will be able to ask him questions. SHARE SHARE EMAIL politics COMMENTS COMMENTlast_img read more

Cyclone Fani Massive evacuation operation underway in Odisha

first_imgOdisha Fire Service and Disaster Response personnel prepare equipment to take on ‘Cyclone Fani’, which is due to make landfall on Friday, in Bhubaneswar, Tuesday, April 30, 2019.   –  PTI SHARE SHARE EMAIL Orissa Tourists have been advised by officials to leave the temple town of Puri. India has started evacuating hundreds of thousands of villagers living along its northeastern coastline ahead of a severe cyclone due to make landfall on Friday.The state of Odisha has also moved in thousands of disaster management personnel to help those living in mud-and-thatch homes in low-lying areas take shelter from Severe Cyclonic Storm Fani.Also read: Extremely severe cyclone ‘Fani’ negotiating seas off Andhra Pradesh, clears TN coast“We are making best efforts to inform them about the cyclone and move these vulnerable people to cyclone shelters,” Bishnupada Sethi, the state’s special relief commissioner, told Reuters.Tourists have also been advised to leave the coastal temple town of Puri.Two decades ago, a super-cyclone battered the coast of Odisha for 30 hours, killing 10,000 people. In 2013, a mass evacuation of nearly a million people saved thousands of lives.Tropical Storm Risk cyclone tracker labelled Fani a Category-3 storm on a scale of a low 1 to a powerful 5. Published on SHARE May 01, 2019 COMMENT COMMENTSlast_img read more

Monsoon flooding forces thousands from their homes in Myanmar

first_img Nation 11 Jul 2019 China’s training on disaster management sought Related News World 10 Jul 2019 Singapore detains Myanmar nationals accused of links to Arakan Army Related News YANGON (Reuters) – Days of heavy monsoon rain and dangerously high river levels in Myanmar have forced more than 18,000 people from their homes and flooded at least one camp for people displaced by recent fighting, authorities and a politician said on Monday.Four towns along the Ayeyarwady and Chindwin rivers were in danger of being inundated as the rivers rose, the Department of Disaster Management said.”We are working together with local authorities helping the people and providing food,” said the department’s director, Phyu Lai Lai Htun. More people were expected to be forced from their homes on Monday, she said. AdChoices广告Heavy downpours hit the tropical Southeast Asian country during the May-October rainy season, often triggering flooding.The northern state of Kachin was the worst affected, with 14,000 people forced from their homes near the banks of the Ayeyarwady river.Media published photographs showing submerged houses, vehicles and roads in Myitkyina, the state’s capital.Flooding also forced 3,000 people in the western Rakhine state to relocate, the disaster management department said.They included some of the thousands displaced by fighting between the military and the Arakan Army insurgent group since late last year, according to Tun Aung Kyaw, secretary of the Arakan National Party, who visited a camp for several hundred displaced people near the ancient city of Mrauk-U.”The whole camp is flooded and people are desperately in need of immediate shelter and food,” he told Reuters by telephone.Myanmar has restricted access to the conflict zone for most international aid agencies.The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in a Facebook post it was helping the government respond to the flooding, while the Myanmar Red Cross, aid groups and private donors were also aiding the victims.”We are working closely with authorities and stand ready to support the government’s response,” Knut Ostby, the UN resident and humanitarian coordinator, said on Twitter. (Reporting by Shoon Naing; Editing by Robert Birsel) World 16h ago Death toll in Nepal floods rises to 55, thousands displaced {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more