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    TrinbagO2 Oxygen Aromatherapy Bars

    News day / Agostini explained that her interest in introducing the technology locally was based on the party culture. But there were some doubts on the success of the oxygen bars in Trinidad and Tobago. “[There is a] big party community here and [although] Trinidad is always excited about unique innovations, this is so alternative,…

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    Convention Bureau selling all aspects of TT

    News day / This was the point made by Connie Kinnard, vice-president, Multicultural Tourism and Development for the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) during an interview with Business Day following the TTCB’s third Business Forum, held on August 19 at the Banquet and Conference Centre, MovieTowne, Port-of-Spain. “Getting convention business involves selling all…

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    Housing under the right roof

    News day / Second, past booms in energy prices have repeatedly left housing too expensive for many people. The energy sector accounts for around 42 percent of GDP but only 3.3 percent of employment, as such the direct benefits of improvements in the country’s terms of trade do not flow directly to many households. During…

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    Making sport pay

    News day / While we may not have a sports sector in this country it is important to understand that the measurement of the sport’s economic contribution to the broader economy is multilayered. If we take a dollar spent in sport, its value can be estimated from employment, time value of volunteer service, health cost…

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    Who’s on the phone?

    News day / The SSSCA Model to telephone etiquette is not new to the training landscape on this topic. It has been simplified, however, for the nature of this discussion. It is a basic model that can be used within organisations desirous of reminding employees of the basic minimum to maintain when answering the telephone….

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    The fundamentals of money laundering

    News day / Illegal arms sales, smuggling, and the activities of organised crime, including for example drug trafficking and prostitution rings, can generate huge amounts of proceeds. Embezzlement, insider trading, bribery and computer fraud schemes can also produce large profits and create the incentive to “legitimise” the ill-gotten gains through money laundering. When a criminal…

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    Happy return! – JAAA, JOA pleased with Rio medal haul

    Jamaica Gleaner / Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) President Dr Warren Blake, while admitting local “medal hopefuls might have wanted more Olympic medals” from the 73-member team, feels Jamaica “did fairly well” in placing 16th overall on the Olympic medal table. Blake, along with Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President Michael Fennell and other administrators, team…

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    Thompson vs the clock

    Jamaica Gleaner / Raymond Graham: After her double success in Rio last week, Elaine Thompson looks set for something special in the 100 metres today in Lausanne. AndrÈ Lowe: Her coach, Stephen Francis, thinks she has a lot of speed left in her this season and says he thinks she can go 10.6 before the…

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    Romaine Morris: On a mission … to improve Mocho

    Jamaica Gleaner / mission to improve Mocho MOCHO, Clarendon: Twenty-six-year-old Romaine Morris is all about putting his community, Mocho, back on the map through his charitable acts.A past student of Denbigh High School, he has been implementing successful projects in Mocho for the last five years. Morris’ first project was erecting street signs nine to…

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    Peter-John Gordon | On regulating utilities

    Jamaica Gleaner / Industries that are competitive usually provide the best outcomes for society – the lowest possible prices, the highest possible quality, and efficient use of resources (raw material, capital and labour). This efficiency allows the country to get maximum output from its limited resources. Consumers and society at large benefit from competition. There…

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    TTOC boss condemns social media critics

    News day / Among those returning home yesterday were athletes Cleopatra Borel, Emmanuel Callender, Marcus Duncan and Andrew Lewis, along with officials Dr Ian Hypolite, Dr Terry Ali, George Commissiong, Annette Knott, Ismael Lopez Mastrapa, Kairon Serrette and Abdel Murguia Miranda. Lewis, who desicribed the athletes as braveheart in his address, praised the athletes for…

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    GOD SAVED US

    News day / Ramnarine, 24, said she stared death in the face when the man, armed with the cutlass he had just sharpened, mercilessly planassed (beat with flat side of cutlass) her, even as she clutched her children Tenicia, five, Adrian, two, and three-month-old Amarion, pleading with him to spare their lives. In an interview…

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    The hyacinth: beauty on water

    News day / These floating gems are water hyacinths (Eichhornia crassipes). They are easily identified when in flower with their lilac petals. If you look closer, the lips of their petals are further detailed with yellow. Multiple flowers are borne on short columns and the plants can bloom throughout the year. Identifying the water hyacinth…

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    ECLAC: T&T economy expected to contract 2.5%

    The trinidad Guardian / The Government has realised that energy prices will not be rising any time soon and so they have begun to take a position to stabilise the economy, says Ravi Suryadevara, president of American Chamber of Commerce of T&T (AmCham TT). “It appears as though they were monitoring the international situation to…

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    Time for Govt to pick up recyclables

    News day / She spoke with Newsday about the project at Plastikeep’s offices in Maraval. On the origin of the project, Farmer, an anti-smelter activist back in 2006, recalled that she made a series of films with film-maker Elspeth Duncan about recycling and tree planting. These films were introduced to a 4H club at a…

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    Mother of five pleads for HDC home

    News day / The distraught woman visited Newsday’s head office on Chacon Street, Port-of-Spain, yesterday and said she was given until tomorrow to vacate the house she had been occupying with her children for the past ten years. The youngest child, four months old, was born with a hole in the heart. Williams said she…

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    Ultimate Ninja Warrior coming to TT

    News day / Like other Ninja Warrior Challenge competitions throughout the world, the Trinidad and Tobago version is modelled after the original Japanese event and contains segments of other spin-offs from around the world. Like the popular American Ninja Warrior television show the local competitors will battle an obstacle course called the Battle Drome with…

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    Teen Moms receive scholarships

    Jamaica Gleaner / The Women’s Health Network (WHN) Jamaica has given teen mothers a scholarship award to help ease their financial, educational, health and socio-psychological challenges. The first presentation of awards was held at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel last Thursday, and donated by the family of Grace Veronica Rattray-Cato. Rattray-Cato became pregnant at 16 years…

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    Making music tourism work in Kingston

    Jamaica Gleaner / A few weeks ago, when the One World Ska & Rocksteady Festival was officially launched at The Knutsford Courts hotel by the Sound & Pressure organisation (which takes its name from the Hopeton Lewis song). Julian ‘Jingles’ Reynolds of Sound & Pressure and government ministers Ed Bartlett and Olivia Grange, who have…

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    The unlikely home of the world’s smallest desert

    bbc.com / It had snowed overnight, but there were already tracks on the ground. The fine powder had covered the perimeter of spruce and willow and was already starting to melt on the topmost branches when I set out on my expedition. Ahead was a denuded and frozen basin of snowy ridges and gently rising…

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    Braves G.M. wary of trading young assets at trade deadline

    MiamiHerald / The Atlanta Braves have been one of the major surprises in Major League Baseball this year and hold a 3 1/12 game lead in the NL East entering Thursday’s games. With the league’s trade deadline now about a month away, Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos explained how the team will approach potential deals….

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    Shipping magnate honored in New York

    Chinadaily / Angela Chao, (front row, left of center) chairman and CEO of Foremost Group, is honored as a Pinnacle Awardee along with others at the annual Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Awards Dinner Gala in New York on Wednesday. [Photo provided to China Daily] Angela Chao, daughter of the renowned Chinese-American entrepreneur Dr….

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    Mayor Suarez visits shelter in Texas for unaccompanied minors

    MiamiHerald / Miami Mayor Francis Suarez joined other mayors from across the country during a trip to the Southwest border of the United States on Thursday, visiting a Tornillo, Texas, detention center where children who were separated from their families are being housed. Organized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Suarez flew into El Paso…

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    Ordenan investigación de maltratos a niños migrantes recluidos en Virginia

    La voz de america / WASHINGTON —  El gobernador de Virginia ordenó el jueves a los funcionarios estatales investigar las acusaciones de abuso por parte de niños en un centro de detención de inmigrantes que dijeron que los golpearon mientras estaban esposados y encerrados durante largos períodos en confinamiento solitario, desnudos y tiritando en celdas…

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    Francia termina con sueño mundialista de Perú

    La voz de america / EKATERIMBURGO —  El sueño mundialista de Perú esperó 36 años y se esfumó en apenas cinco días. La Blanquirroja quedó eliminada del Mundial de Rusia con la derrota 1-0 ante Francia el jueves, en su segunda presentación del torneo sin anotar goles. Había caído 1-0 el sábado contra Dinamarca. Kylian…

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    New Miami Beach convention hotel plan calls for smaller hotel

    MiamiHerald / Perhaps third time’s the charm. On Thursday, a Miami real estate heavyweight team of Turnberry’s Jackie Soffer, Terra Group’s David Martin, Miami Design District developer Craig Robins and architecture firm Arquitectonica revealed their plans for a Miami Beach Convention Center headquarter hotel. Past versions of the project have been mired in controversy. Since…

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    Designers make stunning wedding dress out of toilet paper

    Chinadaily / A model presents her wedding gown during the 14th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest in Manhattan, New York, US, June 20, 2018. [Photo/Agencies] 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next    >>| 1/7 Next Photo Poetry Moment: Zheng Ruibin reads for you Student spots business opportunity with camera Discovering Gansu’s diversity,…

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    Ministry: Strong tactics by US will not solve problems

    Chinadaily / The United States’ capricious way of policymaking and holding “big sticks” for negotiations will do no good in solving problems and China has to take strong countermeasures. [Photo/VCG] The United States’ capricious way of policymaking and holding “big sticks” for negotiations will do no good in solving problems and China has to take…

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    China-US relations shaky: Survey

    Chinadaily / Chinese investment in the US totaled $1.8 billion between January and May. [Photo/VCG] Chinese direct investment in the US totaled $1.8 billion between January and May. That’s a 92 percent drop compared to the same period in 2017, and the lowest level in seven years, according to a report released Wednesday by Rhodium…

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    Embajador de EE.UU. ante OEA finaliza visita en Nicaragua en medio de crisis

    La voz de america / El embajador de EE.UU. ante la OEA, Carlos Trujillo, finalizó su visita de dos días en Nicaragua sin dar a conocer detalles de sus encuentros con representantes de la sociedad civil y personeros del régimen del presidente Daniel Ortega. Tampoco se divulgó si finalmente Trujillo sostuvo una reunión con el…

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    New Miami Beach convention hotel plan calls for smaller hotel

    MiamiHerald / Perhaps third time’s the charm. On Thursday, a Miami real estate heavyweight team of Turnberry’s Jackie Soffer, Terra Group’s David Martin, Miami Design District developer Craig Robins and architecture firm Arquitectonica revealed their plans for a Miami Beach Convention Center headquarter hotel. Past versions of the project have been mired in controversy. Since…

  • Chinese modern art goes digital at Google Arts & Culture

    Chinadaily / The Art Museum of China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts has teamed up with Google Arts & Culture to bring a selection of the museum’s art collection to a larger audience online. It’s one of several cultural events to celebrate the 100th anniversary of CAFA, a leading art school in China. More than…

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    Taste of the Caribbean pits 11 countries' top chefs in competition

    MiamiHerald / Jamaica is known for sand, sun and sea. But could its cuisine soon be a tourism draw? That’s what the island’s top chef and tourism officials are hoping after arriving in Miami this week to go head-to-head with some of the Caribbean’s best chefs and mixologists during the annual Taste of the Caribbean…

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    Learn from Meghan Markle and master neutral tones

    Chinadaily / Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, in a white dress at a garden party at London’s Buckingham Palace on May 22, 2018. [Photo/IC] Do you wonder what ancient Chinese people would say when they look at clothes women wear today? Would they find them too simple, or too colorless? Most likely. Modern Chinese…

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    Number missing in Indonesia ferry disaster jumps to 192

    Chinadaily / Indonesian security forces and rescue workers carry a victim recovered from the ferry that sank in Lake Toba, at Tigaras Port in Simalungun, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday. Reuters SIMALUNGUN, Indonesia – As many as 192 passengers could be missing after a ferry sank into the depths of a volcanic lake in Indonesia,…

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    Miles celebran el solsticio de verano en Stonehenge

    La voz de america / LONDRES —  Miles de personas avistaron el amanecer en Stonehenge el jueves para celebrar el solsticio de verano en el monumento de piedra del Neolítico. El sol salió por detrás de la Piedra Talón, que según la tradición marca el punto del amanecer en el horizonte, a las 04.52 de…

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    Braves G.M. wary of trading young assets at trade deadline

    MiamiHerald / The Atlanta Braves have been one of the major surprises in Major League Baseball this year and hold a 3 1/12 game lead in the NL East entering Thursday’s games. With the league’s trade deadline now about a month away, Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos explained how the team will approach potential deals….

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    Chan, Cena team up for new comedy action romp

    Chinadaily / American wrestler-actor John Cena and action star Jackie Chan will team up to co-star the comedy actioner Project X . [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] Fans of Jackie Chan will be excited to see the 64-year-old action legend showing off his death-defying stunts on big screen once more. Recently in Shanghai, Chan announced that…

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    Corte Suprema: Estados pueden cobrar impuesto a ventas en línea

    La voz de america / WASHINGTON —  La Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos dice que los estados pueden obligar a los compradores en línea a pagar el impuesto a las ventas. El veredicto 5-4 del jueves es una victoria para los estados, que dijeron que estaban perdiendo miles de millones de dólares al año en…

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  • Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio

    Casa Blanca pide a Suprema restituir el veto migratorio   El gobierno del Presidente Donald Trump pidió anoche a la Corte Suprema de EE.UU. que restablezca la prohibición temporal de viaje al país desde seis naciones de mayoría musulmana, luego de que fuera bloqueada por tribunales inferiores que la consideraron discriminatoria. Para decidir si se…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

  • Martin Lustgarten Acherman Waters ||// ¿Hacia la tercera guerra mundial?, por Francesco Tucci

    Actualmente, EE.UU. mantiene fuertes tensiones con Rusia, un mayor involucramiento en la guerra siria y una fuerte presión sobre Corea del Norte para que abandone su programa nuclear. Esta escalada preocupa a la opinión pública, pero ¿acaso estamos cerca de un nuevo conflicto mundial? Analizando fríamente los escenarios de crisis, estos evidencian riesgos de conflictos;…

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