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Archives for February 28, 2019

Cayman Islands Lobster Season closes 1 March

The Cayman Islands lobster fishing season closes Friday, 1 March. The National Conservation Law (NCL) sets the closed season for lobster fishing from 1 March through 30 November each year. No one may take lobster from Cayman waters, or purchase, receive or possess lobster taken from Cayman waters during that period. The closed seasons for […]

Crossing the Alps

Crossing the Alps by Train: Three rail routes from Switzerland to Italy From Eurocheap “I want to see the Alps by train, so I’ve the booked a ride south from Berne into Italy,” said Margot. We didn’t have the heart to tell her that a big chunk of the 90-minute run from the Swiss capital […]

Digital gaps

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio It’s common wisdom that because digital breaks up sound into bits there’s missing information between those bits—information not lost with analog. But is that accurate? The comparison between the uninterrupted straight line picture of analog and the chunky digital copy might lead us to imagine differences that don’t necessarily exist. […]

Prince William and Kate Middleton are the king and queen of draught beer

By Laura Byager From Mashable Prince William and Kate Middleton just proved that they, like many of their fellow Britons, love a good pint. Or at least they like pouring them.  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge served up two cold pints when they visited Belfast on a tour of Northern Ireland in celebration of […]

US bans cargo shipments of lithium-ion batteries on passenger planes

By Jon Fingas From engadget Cargo flights will also have to carry mostly-drained batteries. The US government just added a new wrinkle to receiving lithium-ion batteries. The Department of Transportation and the FAA have issued an interim rule banning the transport of lithium-ion batteries and cells as cargo aboard passenger flights. It also demands that batteries aboard […]

Canada: One Caribbean Television now available on Bell Fibe TV

TORONTO, Canada (February 28, 2019) – One Caribbean Television, the 24/7 television channel with original and informative programming about the Caribbean and its people, is now available to Bell Fibe TV subscribers on Channel 2481 in Canada We’re excited about fulfilling our dream to bring One Caribbean Television to the millions of Canadians with Caribbean […]

Trump-Kim summit breaks down after North Korea demands end to sanctions

From BBC A summit between Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ended with no agreement after the US refused North Korean demands for sanctions relief, the US president has said. “It was all about the sanctions,” Mr Trump told reporters. “They wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety and we couldn’t do […]

US Senate Report: China-funded institutes threaten academic freedom

By Solange Reyner From Newsmax Chinese-funded institutes on more than 100 U.S. college campuses are a threat to academic freedom and should be shut down, Senate investigators warn in a new bipartisan report, per NBC News.   Confucius Institutes “depict China as approachable and compassionate; rarely are events critical or controversial,” according to a report from the […]

Post Nike sneaker fiasco, a footwear design expert shares how and why basketball shoes can fail

By Emily Engle From Core77 Keep the below image in the back of your head for the next few minutes, as we’ll be dissecting how and why Duke basketball player Zion Williamson’s pair of Nike PG 2.5 basketball sneakers literally fell apart on court during a recent game: Image via Business Insider Ever since the incident […]

4 US journalists excluded from a dinner with Trump and Kim Jong Un at the summit in Vietnam

Reuters From Business Insider The White House barred reporters from Reuters, the Associated Press, Bloomberg and the Los Angeles Times from covering a dinner between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday after two of them asked Trump questions during his initial interactions with Kim. The reporters are part of […]