February 23, 2019

Cayman Islands Volleyball Federation building sustainable volleyball programme

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Since launching its Youth Volleyball Programme in the summer of 2017, the Cayman Islands Volleyball Federation (CIVF) has been making strides to introduce young athletes to the sport while building an infrastructure to make the programme sustainable. This January with the addition of Volunteer Coach, Rick Bevis from Canada, the CIVF took a major step […]

US plummets in global anti-corruption index

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By Pedro Goncalves From International Investment A global anti-corruption watchdog says the United States has dropped four spots in its list of nations’ anti-corruption efforts and is now no longer listed in the top 20 for the first time. The Corruption Perceptions Index, which ranks 180 countries by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, […]

Gadget of the week

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The best travel plug adapter By Geoffrey Morrison Wirecutter From engadget This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full travel plug adapter guide here. After spending more than 30 hours researching and testing 12 travel plug adapters, […]

Sir Viv: Little hope for WI

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By Azad Ali From Caribbean Life Legendary former West Indies Captain, Sir Vivian Richards has little hope of the regional team winning this year’s ICC World Cup in England. He identified the hosts, along with five-time winners and reigning champions Australia as among the favorites but has overlooked the struggling West Indies. Sir Viv told […]

18 questions about the future of voice, answered

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By Mutesa Sithole, Reuters Community Nic Newman, senior research associate at the Reuters Institute of the Study of Journalism, answers pertinent questions from industry professionals about the implications of voice on the future of news. As part of the first major study of news consumption on voice-activated devices, Reuters Institute discovered that around half of smart speaker users […]

Australia rushes its ‘dangerous’ anti-encryption bill into parliament, despite massive opposition

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By Zack Whittaker From TechCrunch Australia’s controversial anti-encryption bill is one step closer to becoming law, after the two leading but sparring party political giantsstruck a deal to pass the legislation. The bill, in short, grants Australian police greater powers to issue “technical notices” — a nice way of forcing companies — even websites — […]

The Xi-Trump trade truce may not end in a peace treaty, and markets should prepare accordingly

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Macroscope by Neal Kimberley From South China Morning Post Neal Kimberley says investors can adjust short-term plans, but the pending US tariff hike has only been delayed for 90 days And, even if the trade war is resolved for good, investors may have to prepare for more Fed interest rate rises than expected 90-day ceasefire […]

All-electric commercial passenger planes could take off in as little as four years: Gold Coast tech firm

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By Tom Forbes From ABC Gold Coast Would you fly on an all-electric plane powered by batteries? Key points: Gold Coast aviation tech company magniX says the are “going to be the Tesla of aviation” They say the electric propulsion they have developed will “enable an aircraft to fly nine to 15 passengers” The plan […]

Climate change: CO2 emissions rising for first time in four years

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By Matt McGrath From BBC Global efforts to tackle climate change are way off track says the UN, as it details the first rise in CO2 emissions in four years. The emissions gap report says that economic growth is responsible for a rise in 2017 while national efforts to cut carbon have faltered. To meet […]

No penalties,no progress!

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By Joanna Ewart-James, From Freedom United The Australian Modern Slavery Bill has NO PENALTIES to ensure businesses act to protect workers.  Don’t let big businesses get away with this! Why is this needed? The UK Modern Slavery Act has no penalties and two years on, less than a fifth of companies meet its requirements.[1] Fortunately, […]