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Archives for July 27, 2021

UK: Tom Dean crowned Olympic Champion; Duncan Scott wins Silver

Team Speedo stars Tom Dean and Duncan Scott fought out an intense finish to the 200m freestyle final, with Dean coming out on top and landing the gold. Posting a time of 1:44.22, Dean beat his great friend Scott by just 0.02 seconds, setting a new British record in the process. What made the achievement […]

Study: New Effective Way to Address Mild Traumatic Brain Injury via Telehealth

WASHINGTON D.C., July 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A study conducted at five military and Veterans’ hospitals has identified the first effective and highly-scalable intervention to address cognitive deficits that can persist for years after a mild Traumatic Brain Injury — typically from concussion or blast exposure. The intervention studied was the computerized brain training app BrainHQ, […]

UK national park house prices see a mixed performance over the last year

By James Lockett The latest research by GetAgent has revealed how house prices are performing around the UK’s national parks.  The research shows that: –  –          The most significant national park price growth has occurred along the Pembrokeshire Coast in Wales where an average of £35,108 has been added to house prices in the past year alone, with […]

IMF World Economic Outlook

Global growth is strong, but divides are growing between advanced and developing countries largely due the slow rolling out vaccines in many countries and the spread of the Delta variant mutation to COVID-19 the IMF says in its latest quarterly update to the World Economic Outlook report (July 27). Although the total global growth forecast […]

Cayman Mangrove Festival demonstrates support for wetlands

World Mangrove Day celebrations continue this week, following the success of the inaugural ‘Cayman Mangrove Festival’ by the Cayman Islands Mangrove Rangers’ on 24 July. The day-long celebration, marking nearly one year of the Mangrove Rangers, attracted more than 200 attendees to George Town’s Parcel 110 at 40 Cardinall Avenue. Over 30 students from Grand […]

Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) awarded MacArthur funds supporting an equitable recovery

The grant will enhance IBW’s capacity to advance Racial Justice Field Support, with a focus on building Black power. Functioning as a good faith convener/facilitator. IBW is committed to developing and supporting collaborative structures to overcome internal disorganization in Black communities by encouraging networking, information-sharing and collective action. Strengthening the National African American Reparations Commission […]

Cayman: OT Requirements on Arriving in England via Second Countries

Certification Letters Limited to OT Travellers Arriving in England via Amber List Countries The Public Health Department reminds persons travelling to the UK that the requirement for a letter of certification from Public Health, and a vaccination certificate issued in the Cayman Islands, is limited to passengers arriving in England via: the Bahamas, the United States, Canada, […]

Supporting MSMEs, the backbone of Caribbean Economies

By Deodat Maharaj The United Nations commemorated Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) day on 27th June. This day dedicated to MSMEs is to recognise their contribution to the global economy.  There is indeed a clear reason for doing so.  The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development reports that MSMEs account for more than […]

WHO reports progress in the fight against tobacco epidemic

Highlights threats posed by new nicotine and tobacco products Many countries are making progress in the fight against tobacco, but a new World Health Organization report shows some are not addressing emerging nicotine and tobacco products and failing to regulate them. Increased adoption of WHO-recommended tobacco control measures 27 July 2021 – More than four times […]

Joint statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore and WHO Director−General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for the Pre−Summit of the UN Food Systems

Children and young people must be at the heart of food systems transformation NEW YORK/GENEVA|27 July 2021 – The Pre-Summit of the UN Food Systems is an opportunity to set the agenda for how we will boldly and collectively strengthen food systems, promote healthy diets, and improve nutrition, especially for children and young people. Even before the pandemic, children […]