January 17, 2019

On International Mentoring Day, Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrates their longest standing match of 10 years

16TH January 2019 George Town – Tomorrow, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Cayman Islands is celebrating one of its successes; Cayman’s longest standing match- one that is 10 years old and counting, between Gerardo Ochoa-Vargas and Alex Richardson. Matched in March 2009 Gerado and Alex, initially found they lacked shared interests; fast forward […]

These googly-eyed robotic assistants are being rolled out in supermarkets [US]

By Johnny Lieu From Mashable The robots are coming, and they’ll be bearing googly eyes. Marty, as it’s called, is a tall, gray robotic assistant that will be introduced to Giant Food Stores, a supermarket chain which operates in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. The robots will be introduced in the coming months to […]

More coal-fired power plants were retired during Trump’s first 2 years than all of Obama’s first term, report says

By Scott DiSavino, Reuters From Business Insider More US coal-fired power plants were shut in President Donald Trump’s first two years than were retired in the whole of Barack Obama’s first term, despite the Republican’s efforts to prop up the industry to keep a campaign promise to coal-mining states. In total, more than 23,400 megawatts (MW) […]

Proposed FAA rules loosen restrictions on drone flights at night

By A J Dillinger From Engadget Drones would also be allowed to fly overhead and will be further integrated into national airspace. Right on the heels of Canada introducing new, stricter regulations for drone operations, the US Department of Transportation proposed a new set of rules for drones that would allow the unmanned vehicles to fly over populated areas and […]

How Tai Chi can relieve chronic pain

By Brian Syuki From Care2 Research shows that tai chi can help people dealing with fibromyalgia symptoms and chronic pain, and it offers many other health benefits to boot. You can ease fibromyalgia symptoms through exercise. However, you have to be careful when choosing which exercises to do. Doing the wrong exercises can worsen chronic pain symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. […]

Antarctica’s once sleepy ice sheets have awoken. That’s bad

By Mark Kaufman From Mashable Antarctica — home to the greatest ice sheets on Earth — isn’t just melting significantly faster than it was decades ago. Great masses of ice that scientists once presumed were largely immune to melting are losing ample ice into the sea.  In a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National […]

Turns out the science saying screen time is bad isn’t science

By Devin Coldewey From TechCrunch A new study is making waves in the worlds of tech and psychology by questioning the basis of thousands of papers and analyses with conflicting conclusions on the effect of screen time on well-being. The researchers claim is that the science doesn’t agree because it’s bad science. So is screen […]

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Cayman Prep and St. Ignatius secure high school football titles

Cayman International School (CIS) Blue and St. Ignatius Catholic High School claimed the 2018 Dart Under 14 Girl’s and Under 13 Boy’s high school football league championships. In a rematch of the 2017 final game, the young ladies from CIS Blue defeated Cayman Prep 3-0 at the CIFA Centre of Excellence to capture their second […]

Cayman Islands: 4 persons arrested for DUI at over twice the legal limit, 11 – 15 January

From RCIPS Jan 15 2019 Shortly after 12:00AM on Sunday, 13 January, a woman, age 28 of George Town, was arrested on suspicion of DUI following a traffic collision on West Bay Road. Officers conducting patrols in the area had come upon the scene of the collision just south of Seven Mile Public Beach, which […]