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U.S. Megadrought worst in 1,200 years



Vast areas of the western United States are currently being affected by a megadrought, including states such as California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Nevada, Texas, Oklahoma, Utah, Montana, and New Mexico.

The US government recently permitted seven western states to use water from the Colorado river following cutbacks.

But also cautioned them to conserve water to protect drying reservoirs, which is only getting worst through climate change.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation had recently given western states 60 days to either organise their own reductions or face mandatory cutbacks.

Authorities asked for a reduction of water usage by 2 million acre-feet a year. That accumulates to anywhere between 15% to 20%

Officials said they will be co-ordinating  with the seven Colorado River states on reaching a deal, which are Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.

A new forecast indicated decreasing levels of the two largest reservoirs on the river, Lake Mead and Lake Powell.

Arizona, Nevada and Mexico will have supplies lowered for two years in a row now: 21% for Arizona, 8% for Nevada and 7% for New Mexico.

Water has been called the elixir of life, and negotiating its use is a difficult task at times like this.

John Entsminger, general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, says

“It is possible for us to make the larger necessary cuts, but I think it is going to take everyone at the table realizing that everyone needs to suffer a commensurate level of pain to get there”. 

The 23-year megadrought has been recorded as the worst on record in at least 1,200 years.

And experts say at this point- there are two moves to make.

Swift action and water conservation.

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Cybersecurity experts on the best ways to protect your business



Cybersecurity experts agree its essential to get the basics of protecting your business and customers first.

Regulators around the world are stepping up scrutiny of corporations who have failed to uphold proper cybersecurity protocols.

And on the eve of cybersecurity awareness month, experts are warning that it’s important to get the basics right of protecting your customers – or your own data.

For more, we’re joined by Annie Hagger of Cyber GC, and Sam Fariborz, group manager of cybersecurity services & program at the Kmart Group.

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How Ukraine succeeds in attacking Russian military targets



Ukraine has managed to launch successful attacks on key Russian military facilities, leaving experts and analysts baffled by the unexpected outcomes.

These strategic assaults have raised questions about Ukraine’s military capabilities and the effectiveness of its tactics in countering Russian forces.

Ukraine’s recent victories can be attributed to several key factors. First and foremost, the country has significantly improved its intelligence gathering and information warfare capabilities, allowing it to pinpoint vulnerabilities in Russian defenses. This enhanced situational awareness has enabled Ukraine to launch precise and coordinated strikes on critical military installations.

Additionally, Ukraine has received substantial support from international allies, both in terms of military equipment and training. This assistance has bolstered the Ukrainian military’s effectiveness and provided them with advanced weaponry, giving them an edge in their confrontations with Russian forces.

Furthermore, Ukraine’s determination and resilience in the face of adversity cannot be underestimated. The country’s citizens and armed forces have shown unwavering commitment to defending their sovereignty, driving them to devise innovative strategies and tactics to outmaneuver the Russian military.

The world watches with bated breath as Ukraine’s successful attacks continue to unfold, highlighting the evolving nature of modern warfare and the adaptability of smaller nations facing formidable adversaries.

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Jorge Vilda under investigation amid Luis Rubiales ‘Kissgate’ probe



Former Spain manager Jorge Vilda is set to come under scrutiny as part of the ongoing investigation into the ‘kissgate’ controversy involving Luis Rubiales.

The investigation, which has sent shockwaves through the footballing world, centers around an alleged incident where Luis Rubiales, known for his fiery personality, kissed a reporter without her consent during a press conference in 2022. The incident quickly gained attention on social media and was widely condemned.

As part of the probe, authorities are now turning their attention to Jorge Vilda, who was the head coach of the Spanish national women’s team at the time of the incident. It is alleged that Vilda may have had knowledge of the incident or been aware of Rubiales’s behavior during the press conference.

Vilda, a respected figure in women’s football, has denied any wrongdoing and maintains that he had no prior knowledge of Rubiales’s actions. He expressed his shock and disappointment at being dragged into the controversy.

The investigation is being closely followed by football fans and stakeholders alike, as it raises questions about the accountability of individuals in positions of power within the sport. The ‘kissgate’ scandal has already had far-reaching implications for Rubiales, who resigned as the president of the Spanish Football Federation amidst the controversy.

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