Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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Being ‘hangry’ exists: why a lack of food can change your mood


By Simon Oxenham

Ever felt hungry and angry at the same time? There’s evidence that “hanger” is a real phenomenon, one that can affect your work and relationships.

The main reason we become more irritable when hungry is because our blood glucose level drops. This can make it difficult for us to concentrate, and more likely to snap at those around us.  Read more >>

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Friends of the Environment Call for Abstracts: Abaco Science Alliance Conference

You are invited to share your research at the upcoming Abaco Science Alliance Conference in January 2018!
Abstracts due: October 27, 2017
The conference goals are to: 

1. Provide a forum for networking and information sharing for Abaco and Bahamas-based research projects

2. Encourage the use of research for local education and environmental management purposes

3. Stimulate further research in The Bahamas. 

Researchers are invited to submit contributed papers and posters on research findings in natural history and environmental science of Abaco and The Bahamas. Papers and posters will be accepted based on their technical merit and contribution to our knowledge of species, populations, communities, ecological processes, management practices, conservation initiatives, education models or policy issues.
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ASAC Community Partners include:
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Abaco Chamber of Commerce, and
Antiquities Monuments and Museum Corporation

 Contact Us to find out how you can be involved.
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Bahamians Would Have Elected Donald Trump


By Andrew Bain

I remember being 10 years old and my dad walking into my bedroom on a Friday morning in the summer and telling me to pack my bags: he was taking me to Miami. It was my first time on a plane, first time away from home beyond those god awful Governor General youth awards trips where kids learn to survive in the bush because leaving 25 kids under the supervision of 25 year old teachers wasn’t going to lead to itchy bush sex……. they thought.  Read more >>

Monday, August 21, 2017

Prime Minister Minnis praises Girl Guides Officials for ‘outstanding work

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis meets with Mrs. Clarice Granger (at right), the longest tenured Chief Commissioner in Guiding history in The Bahamas. Mrs. Granger served as Chief Commissioner of the Girl Guide Movement in The Bahamas from 1970-1985. Guiding officials credit Mrs. Granger with ushering in growth and expansion in membership in addition to implementing a number of advancements during her tenure as Chief Commissioner. Mrs. Granger is still actively involved in Guiding in The Bahamas. Also pictured (at left) is Mrs. Iris Dillet-Knowles. (Photo/Yontalay Bowe, OPM Media Services)

 By Matt Maura

 Nassau, The Bahamas – Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis met with officials of the Bahamas Girl Guides Association (BGGA) Thursday (August 17, 2017) during a visit at the BGGA’s Headquarters, located Marcus Bethel Way and West Bay Street. The BGGA is a non-profit, voluntary organization for girls and young women.  Read more >>

Sunday, August 20, 2017

New Bill Would Require Donald Trump To Undergo Mental Health Evaluation

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) isn’t a psychiatrist, but she wants to make the president see one.


By Carla Herreria

A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives would require President Donald Trump to undergo a physical and mental health exam to determine if he is stable enough to stay in office.

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) introduced the bill on Friday. Should the results of the said exam be unfavorable, the bill calls for Vice President Mike Pence and members of the Cabinet to remove Trump from office.

The move would invoke the 25th Amendment, a rarely-used constitutional provision that allows the vice president and a majority of Cabinet members to jointly remove the president from office and replace him with the vice president.  Read more >>

Ministry of Health-Solar Eclipse Advisory


The Ministry of Health and the Department of Public Health wishes to advise the general public that on August 21st, 2017 between the hours of 1pm to 5pm the Bahamas will experience a Partial Eclipse.

A Partial solar eclipse happens when the Moon comes between the Sun and Earth, but the Moon only partially covers the Sun's disk.

The Ministry of Health wishes to further advise that while enjoying this event, looking directly at the sun without the correct eye protection, even for a short time, can cause permanent damage to your retinas, a light-sensitive part of the eye that transmits what you see to your brain.

Damage can occur without pain, and it can take a few hours or even a few days after viewing the eclipse to have symptoms of damage. The damage may include not being able to see colors as well and loss of central vision, with only side vision remaining.

If you notice any symptoms after viewing the solar eclipse, seek immediate help from your eye care professional.

Prevention

1. Goggles, homemade filters, or sunglasses, even very dark lens will NOT protect your eyes;

2. The only way to look directly at the sun when it is eclipsed or is partly eclipsed is with a special solar filter, such as eclipse glasses or a handheld solar viewer; and

3. Always avoid looking at the sun through an unfiltered camera, smartphone, telescope, or any other optical device. You’ll need to add a certified solar filter to these devices to safely look at the sun.

Safely enjoy this exciting solar eclipse by taking the time to protect your eyes.