March 22, 2019

New Pirates of the Caribbean: Growing instability in Venezuela

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By Nathan Paul Southern from Global Risk Insight We often associate pirates with Blackbeard’s cutlass or a Somali fisherman’s Kalashnikov. However, their next hotspot could well be the turbulent coast of Venezuela. Globally, the threat of piracy, particularly that posed by armed groups from Somalia in the Indian Ocean, has been tackled with impressive and effectivejoint […]

After 22nd horse dies, Santa Anita makes some (eventual) policy changes

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By Laura Goldman From Care2 It took the deaths of 21 racehorses in two months for Santa Anita Park in Southern California park to finally announce it was cancelling racing indefinitely as of March 5. A track expert, Dennis Moore, would examine and refine the surface and determine whether it was safe. Southern California has had a record amount […]

10 technologies that will change the construction industry in 2019

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The construction industry has been evolving with the influence of modern technology such as workforce management and data analytics. During last year, construction technology investment has grown by 30% according to GenieBelt, which costs $1.05 billion, the estimated value of the sector in the year 2020.   The construction industry has been characterized by being […]

Belgian-Caribbean singer Charlotte Adigéry wants to tell you her story

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By Selim Bulut From DAZED Before she plays her debut London headline show, the rising artist gives us an insight into her imaginative musical universe Charlotte Adigéry is a great storyteller. On Zandoli, the Belgian-Caribbean artist’s second EP, Adigéry sings sharp, observational tales about the strange world we all inhabit. On “Cursed and Cussed”, she conjures images of […]

Top 10 facts about St Patrick’s Day

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From British Corner Shop St Patrick’s Day is one of the few celebrations that brings together people from all over the world. It’s the only day where everyone is a little bit Irish! But how much do you actually know about this worldwide celebration of green, Guinness, parades and Shamrocks? St Patrick was not Irish! While sources […]

Best dating sites for seniors: Dating over 60 can actually be fun

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By Leah Stodart From Mashable Senior dating: Hard, but not as much as you think.  Because let’s face it: Dating at any age is kind of a pain in the ass — and being over 60 in the dating world could actually have its perks. There’s a reason why post-retirement age could be the happiest time of your life. […]

Destinations of the week

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Disappointing photos show what 9 top luxury destinations look like in real life Part 2 By Katie Warren from Business Insider Some places around the world are known as go-to spots for luxury travel, shopping, or experiences. The Champs Elysées in Paris, for example, with its Louis Vuitton, Cartier, and Longchamp boutiques, is consistently ranked one […]

Gordon Barlow: Hobson’s choice

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By Gordon Barlow When I was a boy… [Surely one of the benefits of becoming an old codger is that you can get away with reminiscences beginning with “When I was a boy”.] So. When I was a boy, life was simpler for children than it is now. For one thing, the food was simpler. […]

Cruise ship rescues two survivors of small plane crash in the Caribbean Sea

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By Sabrina Lolo From CBS 12 News CBS12 News — A Princess cruise ship rescued two survivors of a small plane crash at sea on Tuesday. Called the Regal Princess, the ship was heading to St. Thomas when it got a notification from the U.S. Coast Guard about a downed aircraft nearby, according to Coast Guard officials. The […]

7 reasons you should avoid a raw food diet

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By brian Syuki From Care2 A raw food diet may sound appealing, especially if you don’t have time to cook healthy delicious meals. You may also have come across studies like this one, which concluded that eating raw fruits, veggies and nuts lowers blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. Many people are also under […]