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Archives for April 22, 2019

Happy Birthday: Queen Elizabeth II turned 93 on Easter Sunday

From Newsmax Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 93rd birthday, which this year coincides with Easter Sunday. The queen is marking Easter by attending a service with other senior royals at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle, west of London. Her birthday is marked this year by an unusual sunny spell that […]

Cricket: Wehby to head task force on corporate governance reform

From Windies ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies announced today that Jamaica senator Don Wehby has been appointed chairman of a Task Force on Corporate Governance Reform. The purpose of the Task Force is to help ensure that the organization reforms its governance to achieve greater transparency and accountability to shareholders, as well as […]

Bodies of missing New York couple on Caribbean vacation may have been found

From The Daily Beast Officials in the Dominican Republic have recovered two unidentified bodies that they believe are the New York couple who went missing in March, CNN reports. Orlando Moore and Portia Ravenelle were expected to return to New York on March 27, according to Moore’s half-sister, Lashay Turner, who reported them missing March […]

Anti-Bird netting a danger to wildlife everywhere

By Kelly Wong from Care2 North Norfolk District Council has bowed to pressure to remove some anti-bird netting from cliffs. The netting was meant to deter sand martins from returning to their nesting grounds on the Bacton cliffs of the Norfolk coast. But it was a hazard that could potentially injure or kill birds and other animals. The government wanted to […]

Opinion: Venezuela is in the process of political cleansing

By Jolly Green Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has said he wants a million more people to join his civilian militia by the end of the year [2019]. “With your rifles on your shoulders, be ready to defend the fatherland and dig the furrow to plant the seeds to produce food for the community, for the […]

The once and future Notre-Dame de Paris

By Justin Davidson From New York Mag The terrible thing about destruction is that it can happen so fast. Almost as soon as the pillar of bilious smoke appeared on the Paris skyline, it seemed foregone that flames would consume the cathedral’s wooden roof, hurl gargoyles to the ground, melt the luminous 13th-century stained-glass windows, […]

Columbine anniversary: How a notorious mass shooting forever changed the way Americans go to school

By Andrew Buncombe From Independent UK For the generation that followed, armed guards and active shooter drills are as commonplace as homework Like millions, Greg Crane, a supervisor of a Texas police SWAT team, watched in horror as the massacre at Colorado’s Columbine High School played out on television. He was sad and angry, but also frustrated. Why should 12 […]

Look Out! Hurricane Season predicted as average, so prepare for the worst

By Dan Rattiner From Dan’s Papers This year, all are predicting there will be a total of 12 to 14 named storms. June 1 is the start of hurricane season every year. From then through to the end of October, we all watch as hurricanes rumble north up the Atlantic Ocean from the Caribbean in what we […]

Protect endangered species from mass extinction this Earth Day

By Brianna Lynne From Care2 Earth Day has always served as an important reminder to protect our planet. But this year — in the midst of climate change, a plastic pollution crisis and a sixth mass extinction — Earth Day seems even more important. This year, the theme of Earth Day centers on protecting species — a crucial message […]

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