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Archives for January 30, 2020

Earthquakes in the Caribbean

Scientists in Colorado monitor earthquakes in the Caribbean By Cory Reppenhagen From 9News.Com GOLDEN, Colo. — The Caribbean area has seen an unusually high amount of seismic activity since late December. After a magnitude 7.7 off the coast of Jamaica on Tuesday, 9NEWS visited the National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) and interviewed geophysicist Gavin Hayes. […]

2019 sees continued growth for Cayman International Insurance

GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 30, 2020– Cayman’s international insurance industry continued to thrive in 2019; with final quarter figures recently published by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA). Matching the number of new licenses from the previous year, 33 new licenses were issued for 2019. At 31st December 2019, there were a total of […]

Cayman: Sinkhole in the Roadway of Watercourse Road in West Bay

Thu Jan 30 2020 From RCIPS Just before 2:30PM today, 30 January, police responded to a report of a sinkhole that appeared on Watercourse Road, between Eureka Drive and Hamlet Lane in West Bay. The sinkhole is along the roadway and officers on scene have marked out the area for motorist to be aware of it. Motorists travelling […]

Coronavirus now global health emergency

Coronavirus declared global health emergency by WHO From BBC The new coronavirus has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China. “The main reason for this declaration is not what is happening in China but what is happening in other countries,” said WHO chief Tedros […]

UK leaves EU Friday

Brexit: What will change after Friday, 31 January? By Tom Edgington From BBC The UK formally leaves the European Union (EU) at 23:00 on Friday, 31 January. But it will immediately enter an 11-month transition period. During the transition the UK will continue to obey EU rules and pay money to the EU. Most things […]

IMF expresses sympathy re – Coronavirus / Lebanon not asked for financial assistance

The IMF expressed its sympathy and condolences to the victim of the Corona virus outbreak in China, while saying it is too early to assess the ultimate economic impact, spokesman Gerry Rice told reporters Thursday in Washington, DC. “We would also expect that much of these effects could be temporary and be reversed once the […]

Cayman: Statement re-earthquake by Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA 30 Jan 2020 Legislative Assembly

Mr. Speaker, as everyone is very much aware on January 28th, at 2:10pm, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake occurred south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica at a depth of 10km. Strong earth tremors were felt across the Cayman Islands and our neighbours. At 2:17pm preliminary notification was received from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, the […]

Blood pressure dips upon standing might not be as dangerous as thought

From Newsmax A common condition called “orthostatic hypotension” — a sudden drop in blood pressure when standing up — has long been tied to the potential for dangerous falls in older people. But a new study suggests that doctors who manage blood pressure in older patients shouldn’t worry that their treatments are more hazardous for […]

New imaging technique helps find hidden cancer

From Newsmax Combining an imaging technology with a new drug that “lights up” lung cancer cells may help surgeons spot hidden bits of cancer, a new study suggests. The small, preliminary study found that the new combo — dubbed intraoperative molecular imaging (IMI) — helped improve outcomes in surgeries of 1 out of 4 patients. […]

The joy of the unexpected

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio Before astronomer Edwin Hubble’s 1929 bombshell proof that the universe was expanding, its fixed relationships were unquestioned. Even Einstein resisted the notion of an expanding universe despite the fact his equations clearly predicted it. He once famously said to the Dutch astronomer Willem de Sitter, “the math is right, […]