Nicaragua Monitors Volcano for Increased Seismic Activity

first_img The National System for Disaster Prevention, Mitigation and Assistance (SINAPRED), reported that the 726-meter tall volcano had increased its “seismic pattern” on the morning of June 4, and intensified during the evening. Cerro Negro volcano, one of the most active in the Pacific volcanic range, is located in León department, 90 km to the northeast of Managua, and it is characterized by the emission of fumes and ashes. “It increased its intensity on June 4 in the evening, registering 49 micro tremors, and increased the possibility of a volcanic eruption,” SINAPRED director Guillermo González told the press. Nicaragua is monitoring the activity of Cerro Negro volcano in the northeast of the country after an increase in its seismic activity, and called for tourists and neighbors to avoid climbing its slopes, an official source informed on June 4. The last important activity at Cerro Negro was registered in 1999, when three craters opened on its slope and poured out lava and ash. González explained that the population and tourists visiting the place had been recommended to avoid climbing its slopes until further notice. By Dialogo June 06, 2013last_img read more

Chinese mothers donate necessities to orphanages in Zimbabwe

first_imgZimbabwe’s 1.8 million orphans are proving to be a challenge to cater for. This especially as the number keeps rising due to poverty and deaths related to HIV and AIDS. But this past weekend a group of Chinese mothers visited orphanages there and donated necessities in a bid to alleviate the situation.The plight of Orphans in Zimbabwe is one that is worrying many, the numbers of orphans which have kept growing now stand at about 1.8 million, which proves to be quite hard to provide for their food shelter and other basic necessities. That’s why a new initiative dubbed the Orphan Sunday saw many Chinese mothers come to the aid of Orphanages in Zimbabwe.“We found that the conditions of the orphanage there were very tough. The kids cannot get money for studying as a result teachers cannot get salaries. After that the loving mothers got together and discussed how we can help them. Especially on how we can help the kids get education. I think this is very important because these kids are the future of the nation.” said Peng Yan, organizer of Loving MothersPoverty and a rise in deaths related to HIV and AIDS have been blamed for the increasing number of Orphans in Zimbabwe. And though researchers claim that orphanages may be the worst possible care option for children, concern is whether there are any other viable and sustainable options to alleviate the situation.last_img read more