November 17, 2019

Archives for May 8, 2019

Fastest computer in world

The fastest computer in the world is being built in Tennessee and coming in 2021 By Andy Meek From BGR On the heels of the US government’s announced in March that the first US exascale computer is being built just outside Chicago and coming in 2021, the US government announced today that it’s also commissioned a manufacturer […]

Frozen kittens inspire Indiana to enact Humane Euthanasia Law

by Laura Goldman from Care2 Imagine working at an animal shelter and being told by the director to euthanize kittens by putting them in a freezer. That’s exactly what happened to Bridgett Woodson at the Spencer County Animal Shelter in Indiana last year—not once, but twice. In the first incident, shelter director Christina Payne told Woodson […]

Cybersecurity budgeting

By Sarah Hospelhorn From Varonis SOURCE: With online hackers becoming more intelligent to breaking through secure walls, the need for cybersecurity grows higher in demand each year. A company’s overall security posture can improve if everyone is on the same page about budget allocations and how they impact the business. Varonis has put together […]

US: Girl, 3, dies in burning car with doors chained shut; Dad blamed

from WN A 3-year-old New York City girl died in a burning car with the doors chained shut, and her father has been accused of setting the fire, The New York Times reported. The blaze was so intense that the heat melted the inside of the car. The back doors had been chained shut to prevent anyone […]

Drink recipe of the week

Spicy Grapefruit Jalapeño Margarita AS EASY AS APPLE PIE From Yummly 11 Ingredients 30 Minutes Ingredients US|METRICSERVINGS:  3 ounces tequila 4 ounces grapefruit juice (freshly-squeezed) 2 ounces fresh lime juice 2 teaspoons agave nectar (or 4 teaspoons simple syrup more to taste) 3 jalapeño (slices) ice 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 tablespoons kosher salt 1 lime wedge grapefruit (Small, wedges) jalapeño (slices) Start by infusing your tequila with jalapeño. Slice the jalapeno, throw it […]

US: Georgia Governor signs restrictive Abortion Bill

From WN Georgia became the fourth U.S. state this year to outlaw abortion after a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat, when its Republican governor on Tuesday signed a bill that an abortion-rights group vowed to challenge immediately, Reuters reports. Opponents called the legislation a virtual ban because fetal heartbeats can be detected as early as six […]

Verify will still need support when it is handed over to the private sector, says GlobalData

Following today’s publication of the Public Accounts Committee report into the Verify digital identity system, David Bicknell, Principal Analyst in the Thematic Research Team at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on Verify’s future: “We are now reaching the endgame for the Verify story in the public sector. Things will change […]

Caribbean actor/singer Jonathan Farrington awarded top honor at prestigious New York acting school

By Arthia Nixon From Bahamas Press Manhattan, New York… Caribbean singer/actor Jonathan Farrington has been named the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Lawrence Lagner Award from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan, New York. The award is given based on a student’s cumulative body of work especially as it pertains to speech for […]

Birders get rare glimpse of red-legged Caribbean thrush

From Fort Myers Florida Weekly Audubon Society’s online Bird Board said it all: “Red-legged Thrush. Lantana Nature Preserve; many birders on it.” That was enough to send birdwatchers flocking to Lantana Nature Preserve recently when the bird, seen only one previous time in North America, was spotted. The red-legged thrush was seen April 25 by […]

International Day of Nursing: Nursing staff are vital for making progress towards universal health

Nurses make up more than 50% of health workers yet, in many countries of the Americas, shortages persist. New PAHO guidelines seek to strengthen their role in achieving health for all. Washington, DC, 8 May 2019 (PAHO)- Today, at the launch of the Strategic Directions for Nursing in the Region of the Americas, the Pan American […]