July 19, 2018

Goldman Sachs tweeted out this awesome photo of its view of the frozen Hudson River [Jan 9 2014]

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By Linette Lopez From Business Insider The polar vortex has only one upside — all the gorgeous pictures people have taken of our frozen landscape. Goldman Sachs tweeted this picture of their view from downtown New York City. Goldman’s building is at 200 West Street, right along the Hudson River. And by the way, Roland […]

Nice try, Dow Jones, but your “hot news” case is doomed — the news is everywhere now

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By Mathew Ingram From GIGAOM Summary: Dow Jones is suing a British news service, alleging that it steals breaking news reports, and that this is illegal under a century-old court ruling. But the U.S. wire service is trying to close the barn door long after the horse has left News used to be a relatively […]

Fluorescence is widespread in fish, study finds

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By James Gorman From NY Times From sea horses that glow red to bright green eels, researchers have discovered 180 species of fish that fluoresce under blue light. It was the green eel that did it. Scientists from the American Museum of Natural History had been exploring a reef off Little Cayman Island, investigating fluorescent […]

New York State Will Loosen Marijuana Laws

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By Paul Szoldra From Business Insider N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to announce executive action that would loosen marijuana laws in the state, officials tell Susanne Craig and Jesse McKinley of The New York Times. From The Times: Mr. Cuomo’s plan will be far more restrictive than the laws in Colorado or California, where medical […]

Here’s why extreme cold is disastrous for air travel

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By Alex Davies   From Business Insider Extreme cold in the Midwest and Northeast has led airlines to cancel more than 6,000 U.S. flights over the past two days, Commercial planes are no strangers to extreme cold. Above 37,000 feet, the air is far colder than it is on the ground. Low temperatures on their own […]

US politician files million dollar lawsuit for “Caribbean hex”

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From Caribbean360 The losing candidate says her opponent targeted her East Harlem building as the canvas for a five-storey image of a bodiless rooster atop wooden poles. NEW YORK, United States, Monday January 6, 2014, CMC – A politician who lost the New York Democratic Primary elections to the front-runner for the City Council speaker […]

Barbados students battle bullies’ detrimental impact in poster contest

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Youngsters create artwork for UNICEF co-sponsored competition The attached poster by Lesleyann Downer, 14 of the Springer Memorial Secondary School on Barbados, won first place honors in the “Stop Bullying in Our Schools” poster competition. Primary and secondary school students in Barbados successfully stood up to bullies and discouraged abuse among their peers by participating […]

US-based Caribbean newspaper names its ‘Caribbean People of the Year’

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From Jamaica Observer NEW YORK (CMC) – A Caribbean publication here has named several Caribbean personalities, including calypso legend the Mighty Sparrow, pop-singing super star Rihanna, winner of The Voice reality show, Tessane Chin and the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt, among its ‘Caribbean People of the Year’. The Brooklyn-based weekly newspaper, ‘Caribbean People’, owned […]

Qunar mobile air ticket bookings exceed 60,000 in a day

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Company also named top ticket booking app by downloads and usage BEIJING, Jan 03, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) — Qunar Cayman Islands Limited QUNR +3.92% (“Qunar” or the “Company”), China’s leading search-based travel commerce platform, today announced that it achieved a single-day record for air ticket bookings, with more than 60,000 over the New […]

US north-east snow storm causes travel chaos

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From BBC Fire crew’s hose spray freezes in US winter weather A winter storm has caused travel chaos in the north-eastern US, bringing up to two feet (60cm) of snow to some places. Some 2,300 flights were cancelled as the storm approached, with hundreds more to be affected on Friday. New York’s JFK airport closed […]