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By Phil Mercer
Officials in Australia say a large housing development project could be blocked to protect endangered koala bears in one of the fastest-growing parts of Australia’s biggest city. The New South Wales government plans to create a sanctuary in Sydney to preserve the country’s last-remaining disease-free koalas. The animals are listed as vulnerable across New South Wales.
Koalas could be extinct in New South Wales within 30 years. That grim warning came from a parliamentary committee in June.
The state government said it is determined to save one of Australia’s most recognizable indigenous animals. It is creating a new reserve on Sydney’s suburban fringe to allow koalas to use protected woodland corridors to travel between habitats. One hundred thousand trees also will be planted.
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“We are here to announce the Georges River Koala National Park,” said Matt Kean, environment minister for New South Wales. “We will be securing 1,885 hectares of koala habitat to ensure that the koala survives in this fortress population forever.”
A plan to build hundreds of homes in the area could be vetoed by the state government after scientists found that koalas wouldn’t be properly protected.
Kean warned the construction company he may not approve the development plans.
“I will not be signing off on the bio-diversity certificate unless your development meets all the recommendations of the chief scientist,”
The developer has said that protecting native wildlife was a key consideration, but it has yet to formally respond to the state government.
Critics have said the koala sanctuary is not big enough. But Cate Faehrmann, a Greens parliamentarian, believes it is a good start.
“It is a welcome first step,” Faehrmann said. “Thank you very much, New South Wales government, for recognizing that this koala colony out in Campbelltown — it is our only chlamydia-free population. It is so important. There is anywhere between 200 and 600 koalas out there that have to be protected. They have recognized this.”
Koalas face many threats, including chlamydia – a bacterium that can cause pneumonia and infertility. Bushfires, habitat loss, attacks by dogs and road accidents are also significant threats. But in other parts of southern Australia, officials have said there are too many koalas, and that ‘overabundant’ populations have damaged valuable trees.
Also, south of Sydney, a group of koalas rescued from last summer’s devastating bushfires has been released back into the wild. Three of the animals are named after the crew of a U.S. water-bombing aircraft that crashed in Australia in January. (VOA)
By Sakshi Shrivastava
As exciting as it is for a groom to marry his lady love, a bachelor party with his friends is just as vital, right? While some grooms plan to travel abroad to complete their bachelor checklist, others opt to celebrate with their closest friends and BFFs. The perfect bachelor party location, whether it's on the beach or in the great outdoors, needs just the right combination of outfits for all that partying and hanging out with buddies.
Check out these 5 essentials:
Tank Tops: When it comes to clothing, tank tops are the new cool for men. Their dynamic nature makes them a suitable companion for both casual and semi-casual looks. You can style them with your shorts, cargo, baggy pants, harem pants, or jeans, basically any type of bottom, which will give you a cool, casual look. Tight-fit tanks are also ideal for layering and provide more cooling benefits than a typical cotton tee. Wear it under knitwear, a blazer, a jacket, or even a shirt.
When it comes to clothing, tank tops are the new cool for men. | Photo by Kaysha on Unsplash
Shorts: If you like shorts, I'm sure you have a complete inventory of the summertime staple on your hands. But it's your bachelor's party and you have decided to celebrate it on the beach or maybe at a pool party with your pals, it allows you to wear your favourite shorts with your holiday t-shirts. You can go for a sunset walk on the beach while wearing your favourite pair of casual shorts and your best t-shirt. Also, don't forget to flaunt your biceps by pairing shirts with printed shorts. You can wear your shirt like a jacket by opening the buttons, and that would look fantastic with those shorts. If you are a fan of print, choose complimenting print patterns or play it safe and pair printed shorts with solid t-shirts.
You can go for a sunset walk on the beach while wearing your favourite pair of casual shorts and your best t-shirt. | Photo by Kristino Boxers on Unsplash
Watches: The perfect travel watch is one that is almost always on every trip's checklist, and if there is ever a time to have a reliable watch, it is while traveling. Sports watches offer higher water resistance and durability, making them ideal for holidays that include more physically demanding and aquatic activities. If you're heading somewhere more reserved, your "fun in the sun" time may be restricted, and a dress watch will generally suffice. Alternatively, you might carry two watches. One sports watch for a day at the beach and one dress watch for a beautiful evening dinner. You can always choose a watch for yourself depending on your look and the type of activity you are doing.
You can always choose a watch for yourself depending on your look and the type of activity you are doing. | Photo by Amin Hasani on Unsplash
Shoes: While shoes may appear to be simply another item to pack, putting a little extra thought into what your feet will be wearing for the next week or two always pay back. You walk a lot more while you're exploring a new location than when you're at your house. With this in mind, it's worth your time to look for the best men's footwear for travel. We're talking about shoes that are not only extremely comfortable and supportive but also look fantastic. Loafers are versatile and go well with almost any outfit. A pair of sports shoes will be enough for your exercise needs, while flip-flops will suffice for your relaxing strolls.
A pair of sports shoes will be enough for your exercise needs, while flip-flops will suffice for your relaxing strolls. | Photo by Martin Katler on Unsplash
Sunglasses: This specific item is a matter of personal taste, and no man with a sense of style can complete his outfit without it. Without a nice pair of sunglasses, all of your vacation clothes are incomplete. A good pair of travel sunglasses should be long-lasting, have a distinct look, and be able to filter harmful UV rays. Polarised lenses are a good choice for your vacation since they decrease glare, while various coloured tints perform better in other situations. Check that the frame is not overly tight, but rather comfortably snug. Investing in a classic style, such as the aviator or wayfarer, is always a wise decision. On the other hand, choosing a statement pair with mirrored lenses and a brightly coloured frame, on the other hand, is a fantastic way to add some style. (IANS/ MBI)
Without a nice pair of sunglasses, all of your vacation clothes are incomplete. | Photo by Pablo Soriano on Unsplash
(Keywords: Sunglasses, Shoes, Watches, Shorts, Tank Top, Bachelor's Trip, Travel Essentials)
In the twenty-first century, it becomes extremely important to get a hold of health-based technologies which would not only be beneficial for healthcare workers but will further strengthen the healthcare system. One such example of technological example is the MedBound app. It is a highly beneficial for healthcare workers.
The Medbound is a global medical app that is designed exclusively for verified medical students, doctors, and healthcare professionals. The primary motto of this application is to connect verified users from health and medical sciences and bring value to the professional ecosystem of users. One of the most accommodating feature of this application is that it’s free to use!
The primary motto of this application is to connect verified users from health and medical sciences and bring value to the professional ecosystem of users. |Photo by NewsGram
Medbound app, basically, works as a free teaching tool for medical teachers that can use it as a tool for disseminating information and knowledge with medical students and professionals across many kinds of medical systems.
Since many medical students and professionals are unable to be active on famous platforms like Instagram, Meta, and Twitter, that's where Medbound comes into play. It ensures an easy flow of communication between healthcare professionals, which includes the need to ask each other questions, share information or opinions, observations, and much more. Thus, Medbound serves as a foundation brick!
So, if you’re a medical student or a working professional, Medbound is exactly the application which you must download right away! Here’s how you can download the Medbound app:
- For Android users, the link from where the Medbound app can be downloaded is- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.medbound.app
- For IOS users, the link from where the Medbound app can be downloaded is- https://apps.apple.com/us/app/medbound/id1548442392