A banana plant at colleague in the United States was apparently so determined to keep growing that it broke through a pane of glass on a greenhouse roof. Rob Nicholson says he\’s seen plants do lots of amazing things in his 21 years as manager of the Northampton college\’s Botanic Garden, so he wasn\’t entirely surprised. But he did say it was annoying that the pane on the 30-foot high roof needs to be replaced.
Nicholson tells The Daily Hampshire Gazette he learned about the situation Monday when he arrived at the plant house. A staff member who worked on the weekend left a note on his door alerting him to the problem.
Nicholson says he has seen photographs dating to 1904 that show same banana plant in nearly the same location.
via US (MA): Banana plant breaks greenhouse roof.
A subsidiary of the Agams Holdings, Rlg Communications is a Ghanaian-owned Limited Liability Company engaged in the production of communications equipment such as mobile handsets, electronic notebooks, tablets, laptops, LCD TV monitors and other accessories. Besides the product range, Rlg is also engaged in capacity building and training programmes in collaboration with Ghana’s Ministries of Education; Women, Children & Social Protection as well as the Ministry of Youth and Sports as part of the erstwhile National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) now known as the Ghana Youth Employment & Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA).
via Rlg Ghana – Background.
Ghana is a country of technological contradictions. In many schools, IT is taught in classrooms with no electricity yet mobile penetration exceeds 100%. Tech start-ups are using the challenges and opportunities as a spring board and achieving way beyond expectation
via ‘Could the next Google come from Africa?’ | World news | The Observer.
As elsewhere, as nationalism and right wing or conservative values grow, there are wannabe leaders who complain that they are losing their culture – you hear that in Japan, Hungary, Germany, France, Britain and other states.
“Recently, in fact, the former spokesman with the Ministry of Education posted comments on Weibo calling for English classes in elementary schools to be canceled so that there could be more time for Chinese lessons.
\”These years, so many people are learning English but our Chinese language proficiency is degrading quickly,\” one netizen said in response to the post.”
via Is English losing its appeal in China?: Shanghaiist.
Settlers torched two Palestinian cars in a Hebron village on Thursday, locals said.
A group of settlers from Kiryat Arba set fire to the vehicles, which belonged to brothers Abed al-Menm and Mohammad al-Salayma al-Jalajel.
The settlers also sprayed threatening graffiti in the village reading \”Good things are coming,\” apparently referring to future attacks being prepared by settlers, locals said.
Settlers routinely attack Palestinians and their property in the occupied West Bank with impunity.
Annual figures compiled by Israeli rights group Yesh Din have repeatedly shown that nine out of 10 police investigations about settler crimes fail to lead to a prosecution.
More than 500,000 Israeli settlers live in settlements across the West Bank and East Jerusalem, in contravention of international law. The internationally recognized Palestinian territories of which the West Bank and East Jerusalem form a part have been occupied by the Israeli military since 1967.
via Settlers torch 2 cars in Hebron village, spray graffiti | Maan News Agency.