94% of continental Portugal in a state of “Extreme Drought”

By Manuel Cardo A total of 94% of continental Portugal is now in a estate of “Severe Drought” according to the Portuguese weather Institute (IPMA) IPMA says  that “the combination of lower than average precipitation values with extremely high temperatures has resulted in high values of evapotranspiration and significant ground humidity deficits” These values are having the biggest impact on the agriculture and farmers. Alexandra … Continue reading 94% of continental Portugal in a state of “Extreme Drought”

Annie Lennox the Chancellor

By Lea Fabbrini Singer-songwriter and social activist Annie Lennox is the first ever female Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University. The Eurythmics singer with doctor title succeeds the Nobel Peace Prize Winner Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank and Social Business Movement and anti-poverty campaigner. Today, Friday the 24th of November she is officially to become the next GCU Chancellor. She will be inaugurated into … Continue reading Annie Lennox the Chancellor

School payments go digital

by Lea Fabbrini South Ayrshire Council launched a new online school payments system – ‘iPayimpact’ – on the 22nd of November 2017. The system is part of the project ‘South Ayrshire Goes Digital’ and is now available in all eight Council secondary schools in South Ayrshire. Councillor Douglas Campbell, Leader South Ayrshire Council said: “This is the first large scale project as part of our … Continue reading School payments go digital

Ayr Rotary Club giving the gift of water this Christmas.

By Ludovica Muttini   AQUABOX is a water purification pump that turns dirty water into potable water through the use of filtrations units. Aquabox has sent humanitarian assistance to crises zones around the world. It provided 180 water-purification units to the British Virgin Islands during Hurricane Irma, and supplied 500 boxes to Bangladesh to help the Rohingya refugee crisis.  Lately, after the hurricane Matthew in Haiti, Aquabox sent water … Continue reading Ayr Rotary Club giving the gift of water this Christmas.

Uber users concerned after the hack

By Petya Plachkova INVESTIGATORS are working on finding out how many Uber users in Britain were affected by the breach of data back in October 2016, but was covered up. In an admission made by the US firm’s chief executive on Tuesday, it was revealed that a third party had been infiltrated by cyber criminals. Dara Khosrowshahi, the CEO of Uber, said two individuals outside … Continue reading Uber users concerned after the hack

Historic Glasgow Theatre set to Close for Revamp

  By Dominic V. Cassidy THE Citizens Theatre, located in the Gorbals, is due to be closed for an extensive revamp, costing an estimated £19.4 million. The Glasgow institution, which has been around under various forms since the late 1800’s, is the biggest theatre which produces its own shows in house, in the west of Scotland. And while the present location of the theatre will … Continue reading Historic Glasgow Theatre set to Close for Revamp

Prototype MRI Scanner Developed in Aberdeen

By Dominic V. Cassidy   Researchers at the University of Aberdeen have developed a new, more powerful MRI scanner. After ten years of research and development, patients in Scotland are now becoming the first in the world to be scanned by the new and very powerful Fast Field Cycling MRI Scanner, developed by scientists at the University of Aberdeen. With a normal MRI machine, radio … Continue reading Prototype MRI Scanner Developed in Aberdeen

Report suggests students need a guaranteed income of £8000 per year

By Selina McLean The Scottish Government have commissioned a report looking into student finance in a bid to close the attainment gap and make further and higher education more accessible to a wider range of people. It is recommended that students receive a minimum income of £8,100 and means-tested funded is changed to accommodate students that don’t receive subsidised payments from their household incomes as … Continue reading Report suggests students need a guaranteed income of £8000 per year

UWS Sirens Launch

hhtps//youtu.be/PKN9aWokaql By Stuart Reid New players of UWS sirens, Scotland’s only professional netball team, turned out at UWS Paisley campus today. The new players welcomed primary school pupils from a number of schools in and around Paisley for a meet and greet, as well as looking forward to the upcoming season. New Coach, Tanya Dearns, looked forward to the new season and the hope and … Continue reading UWS Sirens Launch