March 24, 2023

OffshoreAlert Leads on Mac

OffshoreAlert, known as the unofficial eye on the offshore financial industry has transformed into a new-faced website. The site was launched this week leading with the Premier of the Cayman Islands as its subject. David Marchant, Owner and Editor said,  “OffshoreAlert has come a long way since it was launched in February, 1997. Back then; […]

New Zealand’s penguin visitor starts journey home

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The wayward emperor penguin dubbed Happy Feet craned his head, flapped his flippers and seemed a little perturbed as he started his journey home to cooler southern waters Monday. The penguin was moved from the Wellington Zoo, where staff has cared for him for the past two months to the […]

Red Arrows delay after fatal crash

Poor weather has delayed the Red Arrows flying back to their base at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire after a fatal crash following a Dorset airshow. Flt Lt Jon Egging, 33, from Rutland, died when his plane came down near Bournemouth airport on Saturday. All the RAF’s Hawk T1 aircraft were grounded after the crash but […]

Death toll rises to 53 in attack on Mexico casino

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — The death toll climbed as workers continued to pull bodies out of a burned casino in northern Mexico, where gunmen spread gasoline and ignited a fire that trapped and killed at least 53 gamblers and employees. Family members gathered at the caution tape outside the Casino Royale after the Thursday afternoon […]

Angler fishes out Minnesota woman’s prosthetic leg

ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (AP) — A woman who lost her prosthetic leg while swimming in a western Minnesota lake three years ago has been reunited with the limb thanks to an angler. Beth Krohn was fishing last month on Lake Ida in Alexandria. She says her line kept snagging on something, and that she hoped it […]

China bars some Lady Gaga hits from download sites

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Ministry of Culture has ordered music download sites to delete songs by Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, the Backstreet Boys and other pop stars within two weeks or face punishment. The ministry posted a list of 100 songs — including Lady Gaga’s “Judas” and Perry’s “Last Friday Night” — that had to […]

Man reports own parking violation to Conn. police

SHELTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man was so upset about the lack of parking enforcement in his town that he parked his car illegally in a handicapped space and called police over a dozen times. When they showed up, they subdued him with a stun gun and arrested him. Shelton police say they had […]

Dangerous Hurricane Irene heading for North Carolina coast

Hurricane Irene tracked across the northwestern Bahamas yesterday and gusty winds and rain affected parts of central Florida. In the Bahamas, the Cat. 3 hurricane knocked down trees and tore roofs off buildings. Officials are accessing the damage after winds gusting up to 150 mph pounded the island chain. It is expected tonight (Fri) Irene […]

Police: Pa. newlyweds shoplifted reception food

CENTRE HALL, Pa. (AP) — A couple of Pennsylvania newlyweds are behind bars after police say they were caught shoplifting food from a supermarket for their wedding reception. The Centre Daily Times reports 32-year-old Arthur Phillips III and his bride, 22-year-old Brittany Lurch, were arrested Saturday after taking more than $1,000 in merchandise from a […]

Pa. school district backs off on skinny jeans ban

CATASAUQUA, Pa. (AP) — Students in a Pennsylvania school district have gotten approval to remain fashion forward. The Morning Call of Allentown reports that Catasauqua Area School District approved a revised dress code this week. It allows students to wear so-called skinny jeans. The tight-fitting jeans had been banned under an earlier dress code. But […]