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President Biden helps Dr. Jill Biden into 'The Beast'
President Joe Biden helped his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, into the presidential limousine known as "The Beast" for his first ride as president. The car was newly adorned with a "46" on license plates.
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Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
No new COVID-19 cases reported in Cayman Islands, 24 February
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 171 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Tuesday, 23 February 2021. All were negative.
COVID 19 Relief Funding for Farmers Extended Until June
The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands (MEYSAL) with support of the Department of Agriculture (DoA,) has announced the extension of the Cayman Islands F...
Candidates Prepare for Nomination Day
Ahead of the 2021 General Election, the Elections Office reminds individuals intending to run that they must first seek formal nomination in order to be considered a candidate.
NEWS BRIEF: 24 February 2021
Spy agency turns to AI to tackle child abuse
UK intelligence agency GCHQ intends to use artificial intelligence to tackle issues from child sexual abuse to disinformation and human trafficking.
The hot new thing in tech: speaking into your phone
Before last year, 28-year-old Meredith Giuliani thought voice notes were "kind of weird," and she mostly stuck to texting. But after the pandemic hit, audio messages became a da...
IPhone builder Foxconn is working on an electric car with Fisker
Foxconn, the Taiwan-based electronics manufacturing company best known for assembling the Apple iPhone, is working on an agreement with the California electric car company Fiske...
Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Janet Yellen are sending bitcoin tumbling
Bitcoin's roller coaster ride continues. The top cryptocurrency surged to a new all-time high above $58,000 on Sunday but fell to just above $46,000 in early trading Tuesday mor...
The New York Times paints a grim picture of its own workplace culture
The New York Times (NYT) is admitting its own workplace issues, particularly around the treatment of Black and Latino employees, in a report released Wednesday. Included with th...
The worldwide web as we know it may be ending
Over the last year, the worldwide web has started to look less worldwide.
Big banks will need much less office space in the future
Two of Britain's biggest banks have announced plans to dump expensive office space, a bet that remote work is here to stay even after the pandemic ends.
UN group launches blueprint to tackle global tax abuse
A group of world leaders have launched a blueprint for a United Nations (UN) tax convention and a new intergovernmental tax body under the UN to radically tackle rampant global ...
The Secrets Behind A Unique Living Room Decor
The living room is the heart of any home, space where family and friends gather together and the main area for daytime activities.
IATA Travel Pass testing is expected to begin in March on select flights
The Civil Aviation Authority reiterated this Wednesday that the International Air Transport Association, together with the Government of the Republic of Panama and the Copa Airl...
CBD Might Be Your Next Go-To Skincare Ingredient
CBD's rise as a prominent skincare ingredient brings glowing results.
What Britain could learn from New Zealand about home-schooling
If ever there was a moment to address the issue of home-schooling, it is now. The pandemic has disrupted teaching, school life and examinations in catastrophic ways. Many childr...
Fauci: Anti-vaccine sentiment in UK and US ‘quite concerning’
Anti-vaccine sentiment in the UK and the US is a “self-amplifying problem that just keeps getting bigger and bigger”, according to US presidential medical adviser Anthony Fauci.
Here’s what you’ll be wearing this autumn
Balaclavas! Club kids! Camping chic! The all-virtual fashion event delivered real-life style for our brave new world. Chloe Street has the download on what we’ll be buying next ...
China announces MASSIVE oil & gas discovery in Bohai Sea
China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) revealed this week that its newly discovered oil and gas field in the Bohai Sea contains proven geological reserves of 100 millio...
Square doubles down on crypto, buying $170mn more in bitcoin
Jack Dorsey’s financial services company Square extended its crypto holdings by $170 million as part of an ongoing commitment to the cryptocurrency, the firm announced.
Bitcoin’s HUGE daily drop sends cryptocurrency market crashing
The world’s highest-valued digital currency, bitcoin, has seen its biggest drop ever, plummeting below $46,000 per coin from the weekend record of over $58,000 in a span of just...
New normal? 'Green Pass' opens music concert to vaccinated Israelis
It was an event that could set a precedent in a world longing for a return to normal - a music concert attended by scores of Israelis vaccinated against COVID-19.
EU mulls vaccination passports to resurrect tourism after COVID-19
European Union leaders will agree on Thursday to work on certificates of vaccination for EU citizens who have had an anti-COVID shot, with southern EU countries that depend heav...
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