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STATEHOUSE REEDER: Immigration talk is a smokescreen for discrimination

Strolling through the store aisles I saw immigrants from Africa and Latin America chatting in French and Spanish among folks who have worked the land in Schuyler and Cass counties for generations. Beardstown is a blue-collar town on the Illinois River. It’s famous for its watermelons, meatpacking plant and not …

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Book Launch: Through the Doctor’s Lens

  The last Sunday evening of January saw the launch of Dr Iftikhar Salauddin and Dr Naseem Salauddin’s book, If Stones Could Speak – Echoes from the Past at the beautifully lit Mohatta Palace. The city’s crème de la crème were in attendance to hear the couple regale them with …

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Can human beings and animals dwell fortunately ever after on the Galapagos? – Eire

Ripe, juicy and delicious in jam, fresh blackberries are a joy for foragers. But in the Galapagos Islands, they only leave a sour taste in the mouth. Following a trail around the twin sinkholes of Los Gemelos on Santa Cruz Island, my naturalist guide, Blanca, explains how native scalesia forest …

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Well being: Presumed Extinct Species Galapagos Tortoise And Large Bee Discovered Alive

The believed-to-be “extinct” tortoise, the Fernandina Giant Tortoise, which was last seen in 1906, has been spotted. And the good news is that it is still alive.  Over 100 years, a member of the tortoise famly that was believed to be extinct has been spotted in the Galapagos Islands in …

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Financial mismanagement, fraud, insufficient processes identified at Dunn’s River – Audit report

The audit report into the operations at the St Ann-based Dunn’s River Falls and Park has found significant and long-term fraud control failures, financial mismanagement, insufficient processes and gaps in information technology controls. The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) released a redacted version of the report this morning “in the spirit …

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Father shoots and kills teenage daughter’s 22-year-old boyfriend when she tries to runaway with him

Father shoots and kills teenage daughter’s 22-year-old boyfriend when she tries to runaway with him Father shot 19-year-old daughter’s boyfriend dead during argumentHas told police he thought the 22-year-old was armed and it was in self defenseFather also shot his wife in the hand during the argument and police are …

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The week in good news: A tiny dino, a lost uniform and other wonderful discoveries

This one combines three of our favorite things: veterans, good people and antique shopping. Xenos Lopez lost his Army Greens uniform during a move three years ago. He thinks someone may have stolen the garment bag amid all of the moving chaos. Last Saturday, he and his wife were enjoying …

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Return to Earth long ago “extinct” species – scientists

Dedicated Australian naturalist Stephen Irwin, February 22, which would have turned 57 years old The Minister of environment of Australia Melissa Price recently deleted from the list of existing species endemic to bramble Cay, a tiny island on the Great Barrier reef – reef mozaichist rat. Scientists, try as he …

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Liberty Latin America abandons bid for Millicom

Liberty Latin America has abandoned its approach for Millicom International Cellular after it reportedly failed to secure enough support from its rival’s management. Liberty said in a statement that it “has terminated conversations with Millicom . . . regarding a potential transaction. The Company remains focused on its growth strategy to deliver value for …

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An Alternative Art Tour of Bogotá

As Colombia’s economy took off and its security began to stabilize more than a decade ago, Bogotá’s art scene blossomed. There are now more than 100 commercial galleries, most of them scattered around town in hub neighborhoods like San Felipe, La Macarena, and Quinta Camacho. The International Art Fair of …

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