February 20, 2018

Recipe of the week

Recipe: Alice Waters’ chickpea and broccoli rabe soup By Hali Bey Ramdene From The Kitchn Last summer, by absolute luck, I scored a last-minute reservation at Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse Cafe in Berkley, California. It was during the height of the busy graduation season, and the chances of booking a table on the day of […]

Hiking to top of volcano

Hiking To The Top Of A Volcano… In the Caribbean! From Hand Luggage Only Hiking To The Top Of A Volcano… In the Caribbean! (18) I’m always scared of hard hikes. Actually, maybe scared isn’t the right word to use. My unease stems from a sense of performance anxiety so I guess what I really […]

World Day of Social Justice: Social justice for migrant workers is in everyone’s interest

Statement | 20 February 2018 From the Secretary General of the ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder. On this World Day of Social Justice, we are focusing on the world’s 150 million migrant workers, many of whom face exploitation, discrimination and violence and lack even the most basic protections. This is particularly true for women, who make […]

Ancient city’s LiDAR scans reveal as many buildings as Manhattan

By Mariella Moon,From engadget LiDAR has become an invaluable archaeologist’s tool. When researchers surveyed the ruins of a Purépecha Empire city in Mexico the old-fashioned way a decade ago, it took them two seasons to explore two square kilometres. Good thing they decided to use LiDAR, because the city called Angamuco turned out bigger than […]

Colorado residents can buy Girl Scout cookies in front of weed dispensaries now

BY MORGAN SUNG From Mashable There’s good news for Colorado residents prone to munchies: as of Friday, you only need to make one stop to get both Girl Scout Cookies and weed. Girl Scouts of Colorado updated its cookie sales policy to allow Girl Scouts to sell their boxes outside of cannabis dispensaries. This is […]

Princess Cays makeover

Princess Cruises completes makeover to Princess Cays The 40-acre retreat, in the Bahamas, is used exclusively by Princess guests By Caroline KayAssistant From Burton Mail UK Princess Cruises has given a new look to Princess Cays, a 40-acre retreat, in the Bahamas, which is used exclusively by Princess guests. The enhancements include: Refitted beach bungalows […]

JSE Partners with the 3rd Caribbean Finance & Investment Forum

From Jamaica Stock Exchange Courtesy of LatinFinance website: After years of executing on major reforms to strengthen the private investment landscape and shore up fiscal accounts, Caribbean economies are back in the game. Regional governments are now stepping up their engagement with the global financial community as they look to finance their way towards sustainable […]

Latin America advances in female participation, but inequalities persist in

By Radio Cadena Agramonte United Nations, Feb 16.- Latin America and the Caribbean experienced the highest increase in terms of employment and participation of women in the labor force reported in the developing regions over the last decade. He explained today Shahra Razavi, head of the Data and Research Section of UN Women and lead […]

‘Black Panther’: All the box office records it broke (and almost broke) in its $235m debut

By Scott Mendelson, Forbes Contributor, From Forbes I cover the film industry. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. The numbers are in and Black Panther is a monster hit. More than that, it has already earned a place in the box office history books in just its first three-to-four days of release. The […]

Experts agree: There’s no real threat of a robot uprising anytime soon

By Andy Meek From BGR The Twitterati have been freaked out for several days now over a video showcasing the creepy door-opening ability of the SpotMini, a dog-like robot from Boston Dynamics. The robot is so creepily life-like, it quickly became the top trending video on Tuesday and prompted a flurry of only slightly humorous […]