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Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

 

Everything You Need to Know About Snorkeling in Iceland’s Silfra Fissure

Everything You Need to Know About Snorkeling in Iceland’s Silfra Fissure Iceland’s newfound tourism popularity is well-deserved. Not only is the Nordic island nation home to majestic mountains, an abandoned airplane wreckage that even Justin Bieber’s a fan of, 130+ active volcanos (including one that’s about to host a concert), lava fields, and the Northern Lights (if you’re lucky!), it’s also a wonderful place to go snorkeling. Now, don’t let the name “Iceland” turn you away. It is cold, but a dry suit keeps you warm (more on that later). One thing is for sure: You don’tRead More


Age Discrimination In Hollywood

Age Discrimination In Hollywood The phrase “You’re not getting older, you’re getting better” is often said with smiling insincerity, a way of cheering up someone who’s blue. However, sometimes the phrase is absolutely correct and the films of 2016 offer plenty of great work from people over 50, some of whom are considerably older than that. And they’re getting better. Isabelle Huppert, Viggo Mortensen and Hugh Grant, for example, have been expert actors for decades, but managed this year to top themselves (in Elle, Captain Fantastic and Florence Foster Jenkins,Read More


Quaker Oats Is Being Sued For Putting A Cancer-Causing Pesticide In Their Oatmeal

Quaker Oats Is Being Sued For Putting A Cancer-Causing Pesticide In Their Oatmeal The lawsuit was filed after a test was done to analyze the ingredients of Quaker Oats Quick 1-Minute oatmeal, by an independent lab in California. Researchers used liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, a procedure often used by medical and chemical labs for drug research. They found unwanted traces of the chemical in some of the Quaker Oats products. The Quaker Oats company has said that the chemical did not come from their involvement with the product, and must haveRead More


Bahamas Considers Granting Commercial Fishing Rights to Chinese

Bahamas Considers Granting Commercial Fishing Rights to Chinese The Bahamian government is considering a joint venture that would grant Chinese commercial fishing vessels licenses to fish Bahamian waters. Bluewater pelagics are expected to be targeted by Chinese industrial fishing vessels within Bahamas waters if permits are granted. The Bahamas government recently floated a proposal to give Chinese investors commercial fishing rights. Minister of Agriculture & Marine Resources, V. Alfred Gray authorized the Bahamas ambassador to China in writing to pursue talks with the Chinese. Gray’s letter was leaked and publishedRead More


Mystery as Canadian houseboat washes up on Irish Beach

Mystery as Canadian houseboat washes up on Irish Beach A houseboat believed to have been built by an environmentalist in Canada has washed up on an Irish beach. The vessel is thought to have drifted across the Atlantic, and was spotted as late as September in Portugal Cove-St Philip’s in Newfoundland. The coastguard was alerted by a member of the public who spotted the caravan-sized structure floating on the coast. The boat is believed to have been built by eco-adventurer Rick Small, from Thunder Bay, Canada. Inside the the vesselRead More