Archive for May 9th, 2016

Brexit support grows as businesses tire of scaremongering

Monday, May 9th, 2016:

While the majority of businesses back Britain’s EU membership, the findings highlight how support for a Brexit has grown among businesses that have not been swayed by the concessions won by the Government from Brussels. The 2,200 businesses polled were not asked why their voting intentions had changed since February. However, Adam Marshall, acting director-general of the BCC, said the results suggested companies felt they had been bombarded by rhetoric instead of facts. “Anecdotally, many business people have told us that they have been disappointed by the quality of the arguments put forward by both sides of the debate – […] Read More →

New tally for total number of plants

Monday, May 9th, 2016:

Image copyright Andrew McRobb Image caption Researchers have counted how many plant species are known to science Scientists have estimated that there are 390,900 plants known to science. The new tally is part of a report carried out by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It is its first global assessment of the world’s flora. The study also found that 2,034 new plant species were discovered in 2015. However, the report warns that 21% of plants are at risk of extinction, with threats including climate change, habitat loss, disease and invasive species. Prof Kathy Willis, director of science at RBG Kew, […] Read More →

Corner Brook pool neglected says local swim club

Monday, May 9th, 2016:

The head of the Corner Brook Rapids swim team is worried the province is neglecting the only pool in the city. The provincially run pool, part of the Arts and Culture Centre, is closed because of water quality problems. A new part was expected Monday to fix the problem. Club president Ed Mercer said the water was so cloudy it made it hard for members to swim. “Last week when they were in the water they could not see the person in the lane next to them.  My son actually hit the wall because he couldn’t see the wall to touch and make […] Read More →

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