Can Lego help save Singapore’s coral reefs?

Singapore is home to a third of the world’s coral reefs – a staggering amount for a tiny country. Coral reefs protect the world’s coastlines, are home to thousands of fishes and are a vital part of the underwater ecosystem. However, issues like land reclamation and coastal development have caused Singapore’s reefs to deplete over the decades. But a group of scientists from the National University of Singapore are trying to change this – with Lego blocks. Video by Yvette Tan and Joshua Lim. Source link–!Thank You !– more

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Scotland lose to Afghanistan by 130 runs in T20 World Cup, rolled for 60 as Mujeeb Ur Rahman takes 5-20 | Cricket News

Mujeeb Ur Rahman takes 5-20 as Scotland skittled for 60 in 10.2 overs in Sharjah; Afghanistan win Super 12 clash by 130 runs after posting 190-4 from their 20 overs; Scotland back in action against Namibia on Wednesday; Afghanistan play Pakistan on Friday Last Updated: 25/10/21 7:12pm Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman claimed 5-20, with Rashid Khan recording figures of 4-9 Scotland’s three-match winning streak at the T20 World Cup came to a crashing halt as they were rolled for just 60 by an inspired Afghanistan during a 130-run trouncing…

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Live match preview – QPR vs S’land 26.10.2021

Team news and stats ahead of QPR vs Sunderland in the Carabao Cup fourth round on Tuesday; kick-off 7.45pm. Team news QPR are still likely to be without Lee Wallace and Sam Field against Sunderland. Wallace has been out with a hamstring problem while Field has been recovering from a knee injury. Sam McCallum could also be an injury concern for the Hoops after he was substituted against Peterborough at the weekend with a tight hamstring. Image: QPR’s Sam Field (left) is set to miss out against Sunderland with a…

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Andy Murray beats Hubert Hurkacz at Erste Bank Open in Vienna for his first top 10 win of season | Tennis News

Andy Murray remains perfect at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna as he defeats Poland’s world No 10 Hubert Hurkacz in three gruelling sets; Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz gets the better of Dan Evans to deny an all-British second round clash By Raz Mirza Last Updated: 25/10/21 9:24pm Relief for Andy Murray as he got the better of world No 10 Hubert Hurkacz at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna Andy Murray got the better of world No 10 Hubert Hurkacz at the third time of asking in 2021 after…

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Max Verstappen delivers a champion’s drive as Red Bull tame Mercedes: US GP winners and losers

Winners Max VerstappenDoubling his title lead at a so-called Mercedes track? Verstappen would certainly have taken that coming into the weekend. But it’s not just that somewhat unexpected pace that was so impressive about Max in Austin, for this was a faultless performance from a driver who has quickly evolved into the complete F1 package. Not only was Verstappen rapid when he needed to be, faster than Lewis Hamilton in qualifying and the race, but he showed further strings to his bow on Sunday when advising his team about strategy…

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Caught between devil and troubled waters

Bizarre story of fishers hit by X-Press Pearl disaster MV X-Press Pearl, which sank in the western Sri Lankan coastal waters in late May, led to huge environmental destruction and losses of fishing livelihoods and incomes. The most directly affected party was the fishing community, from Kalutara to Chilaw, following the imposition of the fishing ban on May 21, 2021, which continues to date, keeping fishers away from their productive environment. An initial payment of Rs. 5,000 was paid to fishing-related stakeholder families, while a part-payment is now being made…

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Subscribe to the Essential Football Podcast | Football News

Listen to the latest episode and subscribe to the all-new Essential Football Podcast from Sky Sports Football. Listen and subscribe on: Latest episode: Where next for Ole and Man Utd? In the latest edition of the Essential Football Podcast, we look back at all the action from another busy weekend in the Premier League, Alice Piper is joined by Sky Sports features editor Peter Smith and senior football journalist Gerard Brand to discuss the fallout from Old Trafford following Manchester United’s 5-0 thrashing at the hands of arch-rivals Liverpool. The…

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561 Covid infections reported today

The Health Ministry reports that another 149 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today, pushing the daily count of new cases to 561. This increases the tally of confirmed cases of the virus in the country to 536,645 thus far.  19,302 infected patients are currently being treated across the island while total recoveries have risen to 503,703. Meanwhile the death toll in the country climbed to 13,640 today.  Thank you more

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Derby takeover: US businessman Chris Kirchner keen on buying Championship club following administration | Football News

US businessman Chris Kirchner has announced his intention to buy Derby. The Championship club entered administration in September and were handed a 12-point deduction by the English Football League. Derby’s administrators, Quantuma, has confirmed several interested parties have submitted ‘serious’ bids for the club, while it has also appealed against the points deduction. Kirchner – a 34-year-old who is the founder, owner and chief executive of Slync.io, a global logistics company – has now revealed his plans to “rebuild Derby back into the proud club everyone deserves”. In a letter…

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SIS Chief lodges complaint in CID over Easter Sunday Genocide

Major General Suresh Sale, Director General of the State Intelligence Service (SIS), has lodged a complaint with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) demanding a probe into the allegations levelled against him on having ties with the extremists responsible for the Easter Sunday Massacre. Denying every allegation, the SIS Director General pointed out that such false allegations are levelled against officials serving in the state security to embarrass them, thereby demanding a formal investigation. A group led by Father Syril Gamini also called in a briefing…

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says captain is displaying a more complete game | Football News

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is demonstrating a different side to his game and is leading from the front for Arsenal, says Mikel Arteta. Aubameyang has gained plaudits for his form in front of goal, having scored seven times in all competitions so far this season, including during Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa on Friday. However, it is the 32-year-old captain’s leadership that has impressed Arteta most. “I wouldn’t go to the goals, again it is what Aubameyang is transmitting on the pitch. I have never seen Aubameyang transmit what he is…

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Davis Cup: Andy Murray and Jamie Murray have been omitted from captain Leon Smith’s team | Tennis News

Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans, Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski have all been selected for the Davis Cup Finals in November with both Murray brothers left out although there is a possibility Andy could still be selected for the tournament Britain last won in 2015 should he change his mind Last Updated: 25/10/21 4:51pm Andy Murray (left) has been left out of Britain’s Davis Cup team along with his brother Jamie Andy and Jamie Murray have been omitted from captain Leon Smith’s Davis Cup team although a fifth player will be…

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