January 20, 2018

Scientists figured out how to read ancient mummy texts without destroying their glorious boxes

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By Mike Wehner From BGR Archaeologists often have to walk a very thin line between studying historical artifacts and preserving them in as pristine of condition as possible. For researchers studying ancient Egyptian mummies, that line is often quite blurry, but a new breakthrough scanning technique is offering the ability to examine 2,000-year-old documents used […]

Women’s Cricket: New Zealand will host West Indies

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BY AZAD ALI From Caribbean Life New Zealand will host the West Indies in three ICC Women’s Championship matches from March 4-11, next year, before clashing again with the visitors in five Twenty20 Internationals from March 14-25. New Zealand’s head coach, Haidee Tiffen, said the presence of the reigning Twenty20 World Champions would be a […]

It’s Sir Charles now

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BY GEORGE ALLEYNE From Caribbean Life For years they partnered to create a legendary and formidable duo driving terror and trepidation into batsmen across the world, now his nation has seen it fit to knight Charlie Griffith placing him on the same pedestal as Sir Wesley Hall. Charles Cristopher Griffith was anointed a Knight of […]

Andy Burnham demands English regions have say in Brexit talks

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By Josh Halliday From The guardian UK Greater Manchester mayor says he fears London-centric approach by ministers is prioritising the City above other industries Regions across England should have a permanent seat at the table in Brexit discussions to guard against the government’s “London-centric” approach, theGreater Manchester mayor has said. Andy Burnham said Westminster had […]

Parsons Green: Armed police search house over Tube bombing

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From BBC Police have arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of a terror offence in connection with Friday’s attack on a London Tube train. Armed police are searching a house in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey. The arrest is “very significant” and the terror threat level remains “critical”, Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said. The man […]

Top universities ‘incredibly slow’ to take more disadvantaged students – report

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By Emmanuel Akinwotu From The Guardian UK • Study of England’s leading universities finds only marginal increases in access for students from disadvantaged backgrounds • LSE’s use of ‘contextualised data’ highlighted for its No1 ranking England’s leading universities have made “incredibly slow” progress in widening access to students from disadvantaged backgrounds, despite spending hundreds of […]

Cricket: West Indies’ redemption story

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By Jarrod Kimber ESPN Stand up and fight back” is the text that the West Indies Twitter feed used during this Test. The quote is the title of a Jimmy Cliff Song. At the start of this tour Stuart Law talked publicly about how he wanted his team to make history. But privately they were […]

Cricket; Hope, Headingley: a miracle

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By Mark Nicholas From espn cricket info Impossible, simply impossible. In all of West Indies cricket history nothing can have been quite so gloriously scatty, unlikely, improbable and, yes, let’s go there, as impossible as the victory achieved by Jason Holder’s team at Headingley. Only one team stands above them on the list of fourth-innings […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Boycotted for a knighthood

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean News Now Geoffrey Boycott is a BBC cricket commentator. He was an England cricketer for 24 years. Over that period, he scored 8,114 runs in 108 Test matches for England and was the first England cricketer to pass 8,000 Test runs. For this accomplishment, he received the award of […]

[Cayman Islands’ Frank McField poses] A playground of lessons

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By DONNA SEALY From Nation News Tradition versus progress through education, the rites of passage from a boy to a man, nature verses nurture, family conflict and the roles of each member are some of the themes explored in the play Playground. Written by Dr Frank McField, Cayman Islands’ “most accomplished playwright” and staged at […]