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Archives for April 15, 2019

China turtle death: One of last four known Yangtze giant softshells dies

From BBC One of the world’s rarest turtles, a Yangtze giant softshell, has died in China, leaving just three known survivors of the species. The female turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) died in Suzhou zoo in southern China. Experts had tried to artificially inseminate the creature, which was over 90 years old, for a fifth time shortly […]

Concacaf: Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis roll in CU17 Qualifying

BRADENTON, Florida – Group D of 2019 Concacaf Under-17 Championship Qualifying resumed on Thursday with Puerto Rico and Saint Kitts and Nevis taking home clean sheet victories. The Boricuas got a score in each half to top Martinique 2-0. Jose Luis Lopez broke the deadlock in the 27’ before Leandro Antonetti doubled the margin in the 47’ to polish off the scoreline. In the day’s […]

Tom Clyde: The tax code’s diminishing returns

By Tom Clyde From Park Record A year and some change ago, Congress passed what was called sweeping tax reform. The biggest change was a big reduction in corporate tax rates. While it sounded outrageous to lower taxes on corporations, the reality was that our corporate tax rates were so out of sync with the […]

US takes action to end ‘Cuba’s influence on Venezuela’

From Jamaica Gleaner WASHINGTON, CMC – The United States Department of State says the Trump administration has taken action to end “Cuba’s influence on Venezuela”.  “Today, the United States sanctioned four companies for operating in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy and identified nine vessels as blocked property, pursuant to Executive Order 13850,” said […]

Recipe of the week

Sally Schneider’s Slow-Roasted Salmon (or Other Fish) FOOD 52 From Yummly 6 Ingredients 50 Minutes 400 Calories Ingredients 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2 pounds salmon fillet (thick, or other fish like striped bass or cod, 1 large fillet or four 6-ounce fillets) kosher salt 1 bunch thyme sprigs (fresh, optional) chopped fresh herbs greek yogurt Directions Preheat the oven to 275° F. […]

Prevalence of heartworm infection in the feral cat population of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

By Darby B, Dickinson C, Gaskins L, Hanna P From US National Library of Medicine Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the presence and prevalence of heartworm infection in the feral cat population of Grand Cayman. METHODS: During the study period, feral cats were routinely trapped and euthanized for population control by the municipal […]

Cayman Islands’ black and white truffles

From Caribbean Beverages Cayman Not to be confused with the chocolate variety, our fresh black and white truffles are a true delicacy, and can add a seasonal touch of luxury any pasta or meat dish, not to mention making simple mashed potato into something extra special. As lovers of fine food, we know that truffles […]

Trusting skill

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio I wonder why it seems so hard for some people to trust skill. If a designer can carve out a result we hope for without benefit of scientific rigor or engineering norms, is it any less valuable? There seems to be a pervasive sentiment in modern culture that good […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Selling or saving the soul of the OAS

by Sir Ronald Sanders From MENAFIN The Organisation of American States (OAS), already a broken institution, was shattered even more April 9 at a meeting of its permanent council. It is now an organisation whose membership is deeply divided and amongst whom mistrust, and bitterness now predominate. How this huge problem will be fixed – […]

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