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The Publisher speaks: Recycled

Do you sometimes wish, especially after Christmas and the New Year, you could be recycled? I certainly do. However, I don’t think you would want to be recycled exactly like our real Christmas trees..? Read on: RECYCLED PITIFUL ME By Joan (Watler) Wilson Well, Christmas is over and I’m still in the lounge If anyone […]

Jennifer Hudson explains the plot of ‘Cats’ and, you know what, it actually makes sense

By Rachel Thompson From Mashable Judging by the reviews, Cats sounds absolutely bonkers. All I’ve been able to glean from the write-ups is that it’s a vaguely horny collection of human-shaped cats who writhe around a lot. But, like, what exactly happens?  Here to explain the actual plot is cast-member Jennifer Hudson, who plays Grizabella.  “So basically, you […]

New street art painted in Madrid for the UN Climate Conference COP 25 to inspire communities and world leaders to act on climate change and sustainability goals

Two new street art murals emerge in Madrid as world governments continue to deliberate the Paris Agreement during the longest UN Climate Conference on record in the past 25 years. MADRID, SPAIN – December 19, 2019 — During the recent United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference — COP 25 — in Madrid, Spain, NYC-based […]

Goldman Sachs made 10 predictions about the US economy in 2019 — these 3 were wrong

By Theron Mohamed From Business Insider Goldman Sachs made 10 predictions about the US economy in 2019. The bank’s economists made correct calls on growth, recession, tariffs, unemployment, wages, the federal deficit, and broader monetary policy. However, their forecasts concerning inflation, interest rates, and money supply missed the mark. Goldman Sachs made 10 predictions about […]

The Mustang Mach-E’s extended range battery is a popular option

By Richard Lawler From Engadget While Ford hasn’t revealed exactly how many people are lining up to pre-order the Mustang Mach-E, the company has released some stats showing which versions people prefer so far. Apparently battery life is important to buyers of the sporty electric SUV, with 80 percent opting for versions with the long range battery that […]

A plateful of plastic: Visualizing the microplastic we consume

(Reuters) – Microscopic pieces of plastic have been discovered in the most remote locations, from the depths of the ocean to Arctic ice – and in our bodies as we breathe in and eat microplastic, and drink plastic-infused water every day. People could be ingesting the equivalent of a credit card of plastic a week, […]

An alligator, tiger cubs, and a dog named Satan — these are the weirdest presidential pets in history

By Tom Porter From Business Insider Many of the 45 presidents of the United States have been animal lovers, with pet choices far beyond the ordinary run of cats and dogs. Some were given exotic pets by foreign dignitaries, with President John Quincy Adams keeping an alligator in a bathtub. President Martin van Buren fought […]

India’s richest man is ready to take on Amazon and Walmart’s Flipkart

By Manish Singh From TechCrunch As Amazon  and Walmart-owned Flipkart spend billions to make a dent in India’s retail market and reel from recent regulatory hurdles, the two companies have stumbled upon a new challenge: Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest man. Reliance Retail and Reliance Jio, two subsidiaries of Ambani’s Reliance Industries, said they have soft-launchedJioMart, their e-commerce venture […]

Caribbean Diaspora Entrepreneurs Network Map launched

Toronto, Canada ― The Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs (The CoP) has launched its global network map for diaspora entrepreneurs, their peers in the Caribbean, affiliates in host countries, and venture capitalists. CoP partners, collaborators―including institutions of higher learning, key trade and export development organizations as well as retired diaspora entrepreneurs are invited to […]

Pink donates $750,300 to Australian fire services

From Newshub Pop singer P!nk has donated NZD$750,300 to Australian local fire services.  The singer who was “totally devastated” watching the Australian bushfires posted the news to Twitter on Saturday. “I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires. “I am pledging a donation of US$500,000 directly to […]