December 18, 2018

Your eyes may signal your mental stress level

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By IANS From Suryaa New York  :   With demands of work productivity shooting up stress levels, researchers have discovered that a person’s eyes may offer a solution. The study showed that the pupil dilation — widening of the pupils of the eyes — could be used to indicate levels of stress of a person in […]

Lift Aircraft’s passenger drone is all about fun flights

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By Saqib Shah From engadget The 18-rotor aircraft can be manned without a pilot’s license. While the likes of Uber, Airbus and Porsche tinker away on their respective passenger and transportation drones, a lesser-known startup is taking an altogether different approach. Instead of getting mired in the logistics and regulatory frameworks of city-wide drone rides, Lift Aircraft wants you to use […]

How Native American tribes are bringing back the bison from brink of extinction

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By Jeremy Hance From The Guardian UK The continent’s largest land mammal plays crucial role in spiritual lives of the tribes On 5,000 hectares of unploughed prairie in north-eastern Montana, hundreds of wild bison roam once again. But this herd is not in a national park or a protected sanctuary – they are on tribal […]

US firm to provide design review for 10-MW Caribbean geothermal project

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From Renewables Now December 12 (Renewables Now) – Power Engineers, a unit of Texas-based Thermal Energy Partners LLC, has been contracted to provide services as part of the construction of a 10-MW geothermal power plant in the island nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. NRE International Inc (NREI), which co-develops the particular project with the […]

CDC reveals deadliest drug in US

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From Newsmax As the U.S. opioid epidemic grinds on, fentanyl is fast becoming the main culprit in drug overdose deaths, health officials report. Cocaine and heroin remain the street drugs of choice, but more overdose deaths involve fentanyl, either mixed with those narcotics or taken alone. Between 2013 and 2016, overdose deaths involving fentanyl increased […]

St. Kitts and Nevis: PM Harris presents 2019 Budget Address against the backdrop of a week filled with remarkable achievements

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December 12th, 2018 Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris presented his 2019 Budget Address today, Wednesday, December 12th, 2018, set against the backdrop of a week filled with remarkable achievements that highlight just how much his Team Unity administration has enhanced the quality of life of the ordinary people of St. Kitts and Nevis. Yesterday, […]

Top Chinese and US envoys discuss next step in trade war talks

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By kinting Lo From South China Morning Post High-level contact suggests both countries keen to keep up momentum despite arrest of Huawei executive Sabrina Meng Wanzhou, analyst says Top Chinese and US trade negotiators have discussed plans for renewed trade talks, the first time senior officials from both countries have had official contact since the […]

Institutions for Development: What Lies Ahead in the Caribbean?

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From The Dialogue On November 14, the Inter-American Dialogue and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) hosted an event to discuss the Bank’s newest book on the Caribbean region: “Nurturing Institutions for a Resilient Caribbean.” Opening remarks were given by Therese Turner-Jones and Moisés J. Schwartz, both economists from the IDB. These remarks were followed by […]

Capital Flows to Latin America and the Caribbean: Recent developments

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Corporate author: NU. CEPAL. Oficina de Washington UN symbol.: LC/WAS/TS.2018/7 53 p.Editorial:  ECLAC December 2018 DESCRIPTION This document, prepared by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Washington Office, presents and analyzes the most recent developments (third quarter of 2018) concerning capital flows to Latin America and the Caribbean. The main highlights are: […]

UK Doctors may soon prescribe ‘Therapeutic Art’

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By: Jordyn Cormier From Care2 Around 55 percent of the US population currently takes some form of prescription medication—pills that often come with a host of unpleasant side effects. In fact, over a third of US adults take prescription medication for depression symptoms alone. We live in a culture overly reliant on pharmaceuticals, but the […]