May 22, 2019

Man killed by crossbow in Germany led ‘medieval cult’

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From BBC The man killed in a crossbow murder-suicide pact in Germany is believed to have led a cultish group devoted to medieval folklore and treated the women around him like slaves, reports say. The bodies of Torsten W and two women were found in a hotel room in Bavaria on Saturday, alongside three crossbows. The […]

Earth Day 2019: The future, survival of these species are in significant danger

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By AShley Williams From Accuweather Humans coexist on Earth with millions of other species, but we’re also their biggest threat. Our activity on the planet – from deforestation to pollution and pesticide use – has led to the rapid and permanent disappearance of many of these creatures in what has become the greatest rate of […]

Germany, CDB to build capacity for climate change projects in the Eastern Caribbean

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from Caribbean News Now BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is supporting member states of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) in their efforts to build capacity to develop robust climate change projects for financing. The bank’s board of directors has approved a grant from the German international development agency, Deutsche Gesellschaft […]

Spectrum of the Seas

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Spectrum of the Seas February construction photo update By Matt Hochberg from Royal Caribbean Blog Royal Caribbean just released new construction photos of Spectrum of the Seas from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The 7,860 lb. propellers, part of the 20.5-megawatt azipods, are getting their finishing touches before being placed onboard Spectrum of the […]

Dr. Dobson condemns NY abortion legislation

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By Dr James Dobson From Family Talk Dear Friends, I write you today to express my great alarm for this nation on many levels, especially related to a bill that was passed by the New York state legislature on January 22nd, the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The new law is called the “Reproductive […]

iRobot’s robotic lawnmower

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iRobot’s robotic lawnmower was 10 years in the making By Brian Heater From TechCrunch Meet Terra, the latest product line from iRobot destined to be forever known as the “Roomba for lawns.” There are worse names, of course. After all, with the Roomba line, iRobot was able do what countless startups have tried and failed […]

From Asia to Caribbean: UN Security Council gets new members in 2019

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By Sim Sim Wissgott From CGTN Five new member states are joining the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on January 1 as non-permanent members for two years. Who are they and what can we expect from them? Who are they? The new members on the 15-seat council include Germany, South Africa, Indonesia, Belgium and the […]

Who is the celebrity you dislike the most and why? Answer – Justin Bieber

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By Alvaro Burgos III, From Quora IT’S CLEAR THAT childhood fame takes its toll on every young star. However, sometimes it gets to the point where it’s necessary to step back and realize that it is not an excuse for consistently being racist and misogynistic while regularly breaking the law and facing no consequences. There’s […]

The Editor Speaks: Why we remember them

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This holiday weekend and more particularly this Sunday (11), is held each year to remember all those brave souls who fought for us in the two World Wars. Many lost their lives. This year is particularly important as it marks 100 years of the agreement between the Allies and Germany on November 11, 1918, to […]

Private sector news, social media distribution and algorithm change

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FromReuters Institute for the Study of Journalism How have strategies across different news organizations varied? How have publishers responded to the January 2018 changes to Facebook’s algorithm change? The analysis is based on 21 interviews conducted between April and May 2018 with senior editors and managers at a strategic sample of 12 newspapers and commercial […]