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Cellphone internet access bringing changes fast to Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — After a tornado slammed Havana in late January, Mijail Ramirez complained on Twitter that authorities were threatening to evict him from his damaged home. A week later he said the government had changed its mind and would help him rebuild the house. Jorge Luis Leon used the official Twitter account of a […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Cuba, Havana, Mijail Ramirez, Jorge Luis Leon


A Brilliant Daytime Meteor Exploded Over Cuba This Month. Here's Where It Came From

Astronomers just got the goods on the meteor that flared up over Cuba earlier this month.The daytime sky show dazzled thousands of people across western Cuba on Feb. 1. Many of those folks captured footage of the meteor or the trail of debris it left behind when it burned up, permitting the reconstruction of the space rock's path."We were very lucky that at least three relatively reliable videos, including one with an incredible quality, could be available on the internet in such a short tim...
Tags: Google, Science, Nasa, Earth, Colombia, Noaa, Cuba, Gulf of Mexico, Tate, Caribbean Sea, Mike Wall, Chelyabinsk, University of Antioquia, Jorge Zuluaga, Institute of Physics IoP, Zuluaga


How coral bleaching threatens Caribbean communities

A new study uses environmental, socioeconomic and management data from 30 Caribbean islands to identify which communities may be most at risk from the social and ecological effects of coral bleaching, which occurs when warm water causes coral polyps to expel algae living in their tissue. The analysis shows that independent island nations, such as Cuba and Jamaica, may be less vulnerable to coral bleaching than island territories like Saint Barthélemy.
Tags: Jamaica, Cuba, Caribbean


Reader Submitted: How a Ukrainian NGO is Improving Post-Soviet Children's Hospitals Through Design

For The Vlada Brusilovskaya Fund, contemporary interactive design is a way to improve service of post-Soviet children's hospitals. The charitable foundation has been collaborating with both young and experienced Ukrainian designers for three years, aiming to change the relationship between doctors, patients and their parents for the better. Post-Soviet interior sickness nursed by therapeutic design Children's hospitals built in the Soviet Union from 1950s to 1980s are easily confused with any ot...
Tags: Design, Ukraine, Cuba, Soviet Union, Reader Projects, Vlada Brusilovskaya Fund, CUBA BUBA


Amazon, Google & The Morality Of Driving Fans To Big Tech

While many artists have some serious moral quandaries about driving their fans to YouTube given Google's suspect data practices, Chris Castle here looks at why Amazon is in fact a far guiltier culprit. ____________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Technology Policy When Hearst Artist Frederic Remington, cabled from Cuba in 1897 that “there will be no war,” William Randolph Hearst cabled back: “You furnish the pictures and I’ll furnish the war.” Time Magaz...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Music, England, Youtube, Department Of Defense, Cnn, Atlantic, Guest Post, Pentagon, Halliburton, Intelligence Community, Jeff Bezos, Cuba, Central Intelligence Agency, Amazon Echo


last few days

I'm having a bit of a final catch up of our last few days in Cuba now that we're back home and have some internet. It's been a nice break from 'The outside world'.....but quite annoying not being able to get any information or check anythingSanta Cla
Tags: Travel, Cuba


Choo Choo to the Sugar Fields

When doing my planning my Cuba trip Viales wasnt on the itinerary as the sugar fields out of Trinidad would show me the countryside. Although I ended up in Viales I was still excited for the sugar fields trip. Although the train leaves at 9
Tags: Travel, Cuba, Trinidad, Choo Choo, Viales


Train of Dissappointment

When doing my planning my Cuba trip Viales wasnt on the itinerary as the sugar fields out of Trinidad would show me the countryside. Although I ended up in Viales I was still excited for the sugar fields trip. Although the train leaves at 9
Tags: Travel, Cuba, Trinidad, Viales


How coral bleaching threatens Caribbean communities

A new study uses environmental, socioeconomic and management data from 30 Caribbean islands to identify which communities may be most at risk from the social and ecological effects of coral bleaching, which occurs when warm water causes coral polyps to expel algae living in their tissue. The analysis shows that independent island nations, such as Cuba and Jamaica, may be less vulnerable to coral bleaching than island territories like Saint Barthélemy.
Tags: Science, Jamaica, Cuba, Caribbean


Skill vs planning

If you’re a gardener, planting orange trees in Ottawa, and nothing’s growing, it’s possible to beat yourself up, burn yourself out and say, “I’m a bad gardener.” Or, You could realize that oranges aren’t easy to grow in Ottawa. You could either move to Cuba or plant winter wheat instead. But don’t beat yourself up just because the climate doesn’t match your seeds.         
Tags: Uncategorized, Cuba, Ottawa, Branding


Cuba denies military in Venezuela, charges U.S. readies intervention

U.S. President Donald Trump and members of the administration have charged that Cuba’s security forces and military control Venezuela’s and that troops are also on the ground there. “Our government categorically and energetically rejects this slander,” Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said at a Havana press conference, adding all of the some 20,000 Cubans in Venezuela were civilians, most health professionals. Communist-run Cuba has been a key backer of the Venezuelan government since th...
Tags: News, Venezuela, Cuba, Donald Trump, Havana, Hugo Chavez, Bruno Rodriguez


Sixth Grader Arrested After Refusing to Recite Pledge of Allegiance

An 11-year-old student in Florida who refused to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance was kicked out of a classroom before he was eventually arrested and hauled off to a juvenile detention center for being “disruptive.”According to news reports, the sixth-grade student at Lawton Chiles Middle Academy, near Tampa, refused to stand for the pledge in the February 4th incident, calling the American flag racist and describing the national anthem as offensive.The boy’s substitute teacher Ana Alva...
Tags: Florida, Wtf, News, Education, Washington Post, United States, Aclu, Pledge Of Allegiance, Jazz, Cuba, Middle School, Ridiculous, Tampa, Black, Talbot, Alvarez


Donald Trump threatens Venezuela's military if aid is blocked from entering country

President Donald Trump has warned the Venezuelan military not to block tonnes of humanitarian aid due to arrive in the country on Saturday, threatening the soldiers with grave consequences for remaining loyal to President Nicolas Maduro. “Today I have a message for every official who is keeping Maduro in place,” he said, speaking at a university in Miami – the city with the highest population of Venezuelan exiles in the US. “You cannot hide from the choice that now confronts you. You can choose ...
Tags: Usa, News, US, Colombia, Brazil, Slovenia, Miami, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Havana, Trump, Melania Trump, Maduro


Trump says Venezuela's military will 'lose everything they have' if they continue to support Maduro

Donald Trump has issued his most blunt threat yet to Venezuela’s military – stop supporting President Nicolas Maduro or risk “losing everything”. In a speech in which he claimed “the evils” of socialism were also being turned back in Cuba and Nicaragua and that the US would never be a socialist country – comments that were almost certainly made with the 2020 presidential election in mind – the president spoke directly to military officials who have so far overwhelmingly supported Mr Maduro. Ve...
Tags: News, US, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, Maduro, Maduro Venezuela


Fears Of A Crackdown On Artists In Cuba

The government issued a decree that requires artists to obtain government approval before performing or displaying their work, while also regulating the artwork itself. For example, it prohibits audiovisual content that contains “sexist, vulgar and obscene language” or that uses “national symbols” in ways that “contravene current legislation.” Government inspectors can impose fines on offenders and confiscate their property. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Cuba, Issues, 02.17.19


Revolution 60: Is This the End of Cuba’s Astonishing Artistic Freedom?

A controversial new decree threatens to derail a thriving cultural scene in Havana.
Tags: Art, News, Censorship, Cuba, Castro, Fidel, Politics And Government, Culture (Arts


Revolution 60: Cuba Must Not Return to the Dark Years of Censorship

A controversial new decree imposing limits on artistic practice threatens to derail a thriving cultural scene in Havana.
Tags: Art, News, Censorship, Cuba, Castro, Fidel, Politics And Government, Culture (Arts


Cuba's churches reject gay marriage before vote on new constitution

Methodist bishop says ‘historic’ protest is first time since revolution that churches have agreed on a causeMore than 100 married couples dressed in their wedding clothes have gathered on the Malecón coastal boulevard to renew their wedding vows and protest against gay marriage being allowed in Cuba.The protest is the latest in an unprecedented campaign by evangelical churches against elements of the island’s new constitution, which will be put to a referendum next Sunday. Continue reading...
Tags: Marriage, Gay Marriage, Americas, Christianity, Cuba


Exclusive: Jeff Brazier’s honeymoon diary from Cuba and Mexico

When trying to decide where to go on honeymoon we just could not make up our minds. We have...
Tags: Mexico, Cuba, Jeff Brazier


This Week In Trailers: Wrestle, Chi-Town, The Inventor, Diane, A Tuba to Cuba

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we watch a liar, and a thief get her glorious comeuppance, take things to the mat, take a trip to Cuba, deal with some heavy melodra...
Tags: Movies, Alabama, Chicago, This Week In Trailers, Nba, Silicon Valley, Movie Trailers, Cuba, Alex Gibney, Tolkien, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, West Side, Diane, Huntsville, Kent Jones


America’s role model should be America

President Trump may take blind patriotism too far, but his often nativist stance seems likely to prevail against Democrats whose policy prescriptions increasingly draw from “models” as China, Scandinavia or Germany. Such infatuations have been commonplace for a century among intellectuals inspired variously by Imperial Germany, fascist Italy, the Soviet Union or mercantilist Japan. Over time, these shiny models usually ended up like broken toys on the bedroom floor of an overindulged toddler. Ye...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Japan, California, Opinion, China, Germany, America, Eu, Sport, West, Soccer, United States, Italy, Middle East, Venezuela


Board Question #92017: So I was on my weekly internet walkabout when I ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,So I was on my weekly internet walkabout when I found out about an intriguing off-shoot of the mainstream LDS faith, called the Church of Potter Christ.Started by Arnold Potter, he came to believe he was the reincarnation of Christ, or that the Spirit of Christ came to inhabit his body, making him the Messiah.What interested me is that he is said to have written a book of revelations and prophesies. Are these writings still extant, and able to be read today?I figure if any...
Tags: Israel, Alabama, Joseph Smith, Cuba, BYU, Grant, Christ, Joseph, Potter, Jackson County, Adam, Moroni, Brigham Young, Maroni, Arnold Potter, Church of Potter Christ Started


These Oscar Speeches Will Make You Laugh, Cry & Cringe

Right this very moment, the chosen ones in Hollywood are carefully considering their words, listing every agent and publicist, and jotting down some witty asides onto index cards, which they will carefully tuck inside a jacket pocket or Swarovski-embellished evening bag. If there's ever a time to ensure your public-speaking skills are on point, it's Oscars night. (Unless you're nominated in one of the four categories the Academy has decided to honor during the commercial breaks, in which case —...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence, Viola Davis, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Frances Mcdormand, Oscar, Marlon Brando, Angelina Jolie, Jesus


Will Diversity Be the Death of the Democrats?

Anti Gun Democrats U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Both of America's great national parties are coalitions. But it is the Democratic Party that never ceases to celebrate diversity — racial, religious, ethnic, cultural — as its own and as America's “greatest strength.” Understandably so, for the party is home to a multitude of minorities. It is the domain of the LGBTQ movement. In presidential elections, Democrats win 70 percent of Hispanics, Jews and Asian-Americans, and 90 percent of African-Americ...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Washington Post, France, Senate, Virginia, Israel, NFL, America, Gop, South Africa, Ben Franklin, House, Muslim, Venezuela, Ussr


Why Donald Trump is set to declare a national emergency to build his wall - and what will happen next

Donald Trump is poised to declare a national emergency in an attempt to fund his US-Mexico border wall without congressional approval. The White House said the US president would sign a spending bill that would avert a government shutdown, but which only provides $1.375 billion for border barriers or fencing - far from the $5.7 billion Mr Trump wants. "President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action - including a nation...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, California, Mexico, Senate, White House, US, Barack Obama, Cnn, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Bill Clinton, Pentagon, Defence


Announcement: Let’s Help Envision Take FLYTE

Posted: 2/14/2019 | February 14th, 2019 As travelers, we constantly meet people from around the world and experience cultures and values different than our own. I think that is why we travelers tend to (generally) be more open-minded. We want to see the differences in the world. Traveling gives us a broader perspective and understanding of life, the world, the people in it, and, often most importantly, ourselves. Three years ago I started FLYTE, the Foundation for Learning and Youth Travel Ed...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Colombia, Silicon Valley, Jeremy, Ecuador, Oakland, Guatemala, Cuba, Sam, Caribbean, Bogota, Random Musings, Northern California, Cartagena


Chocolate And Rum Raisin Doughnuts

Cubans are as obsessed with fritters as they are with rum. Sweet or savory, as meals, snacks, or desserts, fritters are eaten in Cuba at all hours of the day. Therefore, it wasn’t a stretch for me to create this dessert that pairs two Cuban obsessions with an American one, chocolate. These buñuelos are one of the more popular desserts we serve at Cuba Libre; taste one and you’ll understand why. Makes about 4 dozen [Author: Rizzoli Books]
Tags: Crafts, Cuba, Cuba Libre, Rizzoli Books


Origin of the Cuban sandwich

It’s an immigration story as old as America itself. Someone is born in the United States to immigrant parents, and they assimilate, but their life is filled with little slices of where their family is from. Then they move to a city and create their own identity forged with other immigrants around them. As they grow, they move to the biggest city they can find, leaving a little of themselves behind but finding the world discovers their greatness. In this case, the immigrant is a sandwich. Th...
Tags: Travel, Florida, America, Spain, United States, Miami, Cuba, Havana, Tampa, Genoa, All, Key West, South Florida, Columbia Restaurant, Ybor City, Tso


Road to Olympics for Canada's baseball team goes through Seoul

Canada's road to the Tokyo 2020 baseball tournament will go through former Olympic host Seoul. The World Baseball Softball Confederation announced Wednesday the locations and groups for the II WBSC Premier12 competition, one of the qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. No. 10 Canada is in Group C with host South Korea, ranked third in the world, as well as No. 5 Cuba and No. 7 Australia.
Tags: South Korea, News, Canada, Tokyo, Cuba, Seoul, World Baseball Softball Confederation


Crab And Corn Tamal

I learned this technique on a trip I took to Cuba many years ago and immediately fell in love with the idea of making fresh corn tamals. When I got back to my kitchen at Cuba Libre, I began to re-create the dish, tinkering with a wider variety of ingredients. I am well aware that huitlacoche is not a traditional Cuban ingredient, but its earthiness pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the crab and the corn, a combination I’m certain Cuban chefs would enjoy. Huitlacoche is a fungus that grows on...
Tags: Crafts, Cuba, Cuba Libre, Rizzoli Books