October 23, 2017

Archives for March 2012

Johnson signs on to lend his magic to Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Magic Johnson is about to learn $2 billion only buys you so much. Now he’ll need to bring the Los Angeles Dodgers the same success he brought the Lakers. News that Johnson and his partners agreed to purchase the team sparked a groundswell of excited chatter and optimism Wednesday that the […]

Canadiens fire general manager Pierre Gauthier

MONTREAL (AP) — The Canadiens fired general manager Pierre Gauthier after a dismal season and split with Montreal great Bob Gainey on Thursday, insisting such play will not be tolerated by a franchise long part of hockey history. “We need to remember that our fans want us to win, period,” owner Geoff Molson said. “Our […]

Beautiful endangered plants

My friends at Care2 sent me this disturbing article by Katie Waldeck It’s not just polar bears and tigers that are threatened by endangerment. Indeed, there are a number of fascinating, beautiful, and odd plants that are on the brink of extinction. Click through for some of the planet’s most unique and gorgeous plants. What […]

Exercises to Treat Back Pain

By Matt Fitzgerald, Experience Life   Shortly after Jon Boyle, 23, competed in his first triathlon in 2005, he developed pain in his lower back and right shoulder. It bothered him most when he ran, but also while riding his bike and sitting at his desk, where he worked 10 to 12 hours a day […]

Some UK gas stations shut after fuel panic-buying 


LONDON (AP) — Government warnings that motorists should stock up at the pump ahead of a threatened strike by British fuel tanker drivers prompted scattered outbreaks of panic buying Thursday. Gasoline sales have surged more than 80 percent, jerry cans are flying off the shelves, and — in at least some places in southwest England […]

Saxon Investment Club announces the 2012 Grand Prize winners

With prize money totaling USD $4,500 to be won, and after more than six months of intense competition, 50 keen students, teachers, parents and VIPs attended the Saxon Investment Competition awards held at George Town Library on March 23rd as Saxon announced the 2012 prize winners. The $2500 first place and $1500 second place prize […]

Analysis: Pope, Castros talked past each other 


HAVANA (AP) — The spiritual leader of the world’s Roman Catholics and the brothers who have carried Cuba along an increasingly solitary Communist path mixed warm smiles with the hard language of their respective camps during Pope Benedict XVI’s three-day tour of Cuba. Often, the polite octogenarians at the heart of this religio-political drama appeared […]

Florida shooter’s race a complicated matter 


WASHINGTON (AP) — At first, the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager at the hands of a white neighbourhood watch volunteer was playing out like many previous tragedies that cut short the lives of young black men. Soon however, it became obvious that sorting out racial dynamics in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin […]

Immigration

Lamar Smith, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is currently presiding over a hearing on new guidelines for immigration detention in the USA that were issued last month and are now beginning to go into effect. If you think the way the immigration department treat detainees here is bad, in the USA, it would […]

The Editor Speaks: CCA warning letter

We received a letter from the Cayman Contractors Association (CCA) concerning issues they have with the government’s deal with China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to build the cruise berthing facility. It is an excellent letter and it was addressed to Ellio Solomon, the George Town MLA entrusted by Premier Hon McKeeva Bush to spearhead the […]