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Third of rare Scotch whiskies tested found to be fake

Third of rare Scotch whiskies tested found to be fake
20 December 2018


Vintage Scotch whiskies found to be fake

More than a third of vintage Scotch whiskies tested at a specialist laboratory have been found to be fake, BBC Scotland has learned.

Twenty-one out of 55 bottles of rare Scotch were deemed to be outright fakes or whiskies not distilled in the year declared.

The tests were conducted at the East Kilbride-based Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC).   It used advanced radiocarbon dating techniques to reach its conclusions.

SUERC measured residual concentrations of a radioactive isotope of carbon present in the alcohol contained in each bottle in order to establish the ages of the whiskies.             Continue reading

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Mighty Shadow Dead At 77; Will Receive Honorary Degree From UWI Posthumously

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago October 23, 2018 (CMC) – The University of the West Indies (UWI) said, today, the honourary Doctor of Letters degree that would have been conferred on Winston Bailey, the legendary Trinidad and Tobago calypsonian, this weekend, will be presented at Saturday’s ceremony, in special tribute.

Bailey, also known as “the Mighty Shadow”, died at hospital, early today, following a stroke. He was 77 years old.

He was among five people, including former West Indian international cricketer, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who were to receive honorary degrees from the University at the graduation ceremonies on Saturday.

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Ugandan Woman marries herself after pressure from Her Parents – BBC News

Marriage has been the last thing on the mind of Lulu Jemimah, a 32-year-old Ugandan woman pursuing a masters in creative writing at Oxford University.

But her parents would have none of than that and for years now have been pestering her to get married.

Sick and tired of being asked when she would settle down, Jemimah finally gave in and decided to marry herself at a mock wedding ceremony that cost only ($2.6).     Continue reading

California just took a crucial step toward increasing the number of women on corporate boards.

by Julia Carpenter   @juliaccarpenterAugust 30, 2018: 5:00 PM ET

State legislators passed a bill Wednesday that would require publicly-traded companies headquartered in California to place at least one woman on their board by the end of next year — or face a penalty. 

Research shows that female representation on boards is key for women’s advancement in corporate America. Women on boards are more likely to consider female leaders for the C-suite and choose more diverse candidates for the board itself.

Read more: https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/30/pf/california-women-company-boards/index.html

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Nigerian Man buries father in brand new BMW

Nigerian man buries father in brand new BMW

NIGERIAN MAN BURIES FATHER IN BRAND NEW BMW

Gives a new meaning to ‘underground car park’

Published 13 June 2018 – By James Allen

A RECENTLY deceased man in Nigeria has been buried in an unusual alternative to a conventional coffin: a brand new BMW X5.

Claimed to have cost 32m Naira (roughly £66,310 at current exchange rates), the BMW X5 burial car was allegedly part of a promise made by the man’s son. According to reports, the wealthy Nigerian had pledged to one day buy a brand new car for his father —

with the BMW burial car being his way of honouring that vow.        Continue reading

Guyana: Land Co-op formed to reclaim Bachelors Adventure backlands

Land Co-op formed to reclaim Bachelors Adventure backlands

March 20, 2018 – Kaieteur News –By Feona Morrison

Residents of Bachelors Adventure, East Coast Demerara, want to reclaim ancestral backlands which they say were stolen by Booker Sugar Estate in the 1950s. And to do this, the residents on Sunday formed the Bachelors Adventure Land Co-op Society. They had gathered for a meeting at the Paradise Primary School, East Coast Demerara.

In their first efforts at repossessing the lands, members of the Land Co-op disclosed that they will write to President David Granger, the Land Select Committee, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO) and National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL).  Continue reading

Ghana’s autistic models turn heads and win awards – BBC News

Ghana’s autistic models turn heads and win awards – BBC News

These autistic teenage girls have become successful models in Ghana, where they have won awards and been made brand ambassadors for a water company in Ghana.

The BBC went to see Yacoba Tete-Marmon, Nana Ohenewaa Kuffour and Maame Bema Baffour Awuah strut their stuff……. SEE VIDEO ON LINK BELOW    Continue reading