World experienced hottest June on record in 2019, says US agency

The world experienced its hottest June on record last month, with an average temperature worldwide of 61.6F (16.4C), according to new data. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said the average global temperature was 1.7F warmer than the 20th Century average. The heat was most notable in parts of Europe, Russia, Canada and South America, it said. The NOAA report was released as the US prepares for a “dangerous heatwave”. The National Weather Service has warned that tens of millions of people will be affected by excessive heat…

Regional healthcare to return in biggest restructuring of HSE in 15 years

The Government will give the go-ahead this week for the biggest restructuring of the Health Service Executive (HSE) since it was established almost 15 years ago. Minister for Health Simon Harris is to bring proposals to Cabinet on Wednesday to re-establish six regional healthcare structures around the State, which will have high levels of autonomy. The change will essentially result in a partial return to the old health board system that was in place before the HSE came into being on January 1st, 2005. The move towards such a fundamental…

School and Mass Education department issues class 12 second cut off list in Odisha

BHUBANESWAR: The School and Mass Education department on Friday issued the second cut off mark list of higher secondary schools for admission of students into Plus II courses. BJB Higher Secondary School in the capital has the highest cut off mark of 70.4 per cent for admission in Arts stream, while Ravenshaw Higher Secondary School in Cuttack has the highest cut off mark of 89.2 per cent in Science stream. Talcher Higher Secondary School in Angul tops in Commerce stream with 75.83 per cent cut-off marks. The Director of Higher…