July 25, 2021

Law firms eye global market turmoil, China plunge

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By Susan Beck, From The Am Law Daily A plunge in stock prices in China, with its nerve-rattling aftershocks in the U.S., may prompt law firms to further scrutinize their strategy in China. The Shanghai Composite Index tumbled 8.5 percent on Monday—its greatest one-day decline since 2007. The index has dropped 38 percent since mid-June, […]

Major greenhouse gases hit record highs in 2014: report

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From Caribbean Digital Network | July 17, 2015 (AFP) – All the major greenhouse gases that fuel global warming hit record highs last year, while the planet’s surface temperature reached its hottest point in 135 years, international researchers said Thursday. The findings of the 2014 State of the Climate report — a peer-reviewed study that […]

Digicel Sportsmax acquire rights to the IAAF Diamond League 2015 to 2017

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Friday, 15th May 2015 – Kingston, Jamaica: Caribbean sports cable giants, Digicel SportsMax today announced that it has acquired the broadcast rights to the coveted IAAF Diamond League 2015 through to 2017. Digicel SportsMax will take Caribbean athletic fans to the track to witness the world’s fastest athletes Usain Bolt & Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, as […]

Uber to raise new funding at a monster $40 billion valuation

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By Stan Schroeder From Mashable Uber is close to raising a new round of funding which would bring the company’s valuation to $40 billion, Bloomberg reported Wednesday, citing insider sources. Uber is reportedly looking to raise at least $1 billion. According to the report, T. Rowe Price Group is looking to invest in the ride-sharing […]

Egypt plans to dig new Suez Canal

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From Otago Daily Times Egypt plans to build a new Suez Canal alongside the existing 145-year-old historic waterway in a multi-billion dollar project to expand trade along the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia. The project, to be run by the army, is a major step by new President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stimulate […]

Promising vaccine against dengue developed

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From Caribbean360 LONDON, England, Friday July 18, 2014 – With most of the Caribbean and about half the world’s population at risk of contracting dengue fever, reports that scientists have developed the world’s first vaccine against the mosquito-borne virus seen to work in large-scale trials comes as good news. Research published in Britain’s Lancet medical […]

Buttonwood fraud illustrates pitfalls of international finance

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From OffshoreAlert The collapse of a fraudulent litigation funding group known as Buttonwood Legal Capital, Argentum Litigation and Centaur Litigation illustrates that you can’t rely on anyone but yourself to protect your interests. Investors were swindled out of £97 million by Briton Brendan Terrill, New Zealander Christopher Keats and others using an array of companies […]

Chikungunya virus reported in Cuba amid Caribbean outbreak

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By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE From News Daily Cuban health authorities confirmed six cases of the mosquito-born chikungunya virus Wednesday, the latest in a spate of Caribbean countries reporting the fever-causing disease in their backyard. The health ministry said that most of the cases were linked to individuals who had traveled recently, likely to Haiti or […]

Mosquito-borne illness Chikungunya spreads across Caribbean infecting over 55,000

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By Rebekah Marcarelli From HNGN A painful mosquito-borne illness is sweeping the Caribbean. Chikungunya is more commonly seen in Africa and Asia, but five months ago it was detected in the Caribbean, Reuters reported. The illness, which causes symptoms such as painful joints and high fevers, has spread across several islands in the region. “These […]

US : Florida reports three imported Chikungunya cases

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From Canada Journal The Florida Department of Health has issued a warning regarding chikungunya fever, a viral mosquito-borne disease that has made its way to the Caribbean from Africa, Asia and islands in the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific. The Department has confirmed three Florida cases of the fever from people who have recently traveled […]