November 13, 2019

The Editor speaks: Dengue fever is the Caribbean curse and Zika is back in Cuba

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The Cayman Islands government have issued a press release we have published today warning Cayman Islands’ residents to be aware of the symptoms of dengue as a precaution following increased activity in the region. Please make sure you read the story headlined “Dengue prevention and awareness urged” and take note of all the symptoms outlined […]

The Editor speaks: The Boeing 737 Max 8

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It couldn’t have come at a worse time with Cayman Airways recent announcement they are soon to replace their fleet with the Boeing 737 Max 8. Just very recently a new Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed in Indonesia and a safety alert was issued from the manufacturer last week. From Flying Magazine website: Boeing Company […]

The ancient earthquake detector that puzzled modern historians

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By Jamie Rigg From engadget Modern seismographs are extremely sensitive pieces of equipment. By recording the slightest movements of laser light or magnets, these devices can detect the smallest of rumbles even when we can’t sense them. There are networks of thousands upon thousands of seismographs set up across the globe that can accurately determine […]

C. Glendening & S. Leahovcenko | Mongolian eagle hunters

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From The Travel Photographer This is a double feature on the eagle hunters of the Altai mountains of Mongolia; one is the cinematic work of Cale Glendening, and the other is a photographic essay by Sasha Leahovcenco. The golden eagles live in the high Altai mountains, in far-western Mongolia, and build their nests in the […]

The Editor Speaks: World Prematurity Day and World Orphans Day. Linked by children.

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Two stories celebrating special days may have escaped your notice or about too. The first, World Prematurity Day, you can read today as the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority are celebrating it. See today’s story “Cayman Islands Health Services Authority celebrates World Prematurity Day”. The day earmarked for this is November 17th. The World Health […]

St. Valentine beheaded

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This Day In History From History.com On February 14around the year 278A.D., Valentine, a holy priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed. Under the rule of Claudius the Cruel, Rome was involved in many unpopular and bloody campaigns. The emperor had to maintain a strong army, but was having a […]

A retired professor thinks he’s found the location of King Arthur’s Camelot

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By Josh Hrala, ScienceAlert From Business Insider A retired professor from the UK says he might have pinpointed the location of Camelot, the legendary castle where stories claim that King Arthur held court some 1,400 years ago – if he actually existed. According to Arthurian literature expert Peter Field, Camelot used to stand at the […]

Destination of the week

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These pictures will make you want to visit Pompeii — a graphic slice of ancient Roman life that was buried under 20 feet of ash By Sophie-Claire Hoeller, INSIDER From Business Insider On August 24, 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius, a 4,000-foot volcano near the Bay of Naples in Italy, erupted, taking down an entire city. […]

Unknown tunnel discovered under Mayan ruins

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From Wn.com Archaeologists say they have discovered an underground water tunnel built underneath the Temple of Inscriptions, known for housing the tomb of the ancient ruler Pakal, which was likely built to provide the deceased with a path to the underworld according to CBS News. The tomb and pyramid were erected sometime between 683 and […]

Did St. Patrick Ireland’s patron saint really banish all the snakes?

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By April Drew From Irish Central What’s behind the legend of St. Patrick banishing snakes from Ireland? We all know our man St. Patrick, among many other things, as the man who banished snakes from the green fields of Ireland. Yes, once upon a time, snakes were slithering and sliding around the Irish countryside, but […]