The Montegonian
1.7K views | +0 today
Follow
The Montegonian
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Yannick Pessoa from IAN FLEMING "AN APPRECIATION" *** OO7*BOND REAL*TIME ** SKYFALL ** TRUE*CRIME SYNDICATE ** SPECTRE ** CIA CARROLL*TRUST MI6 ** FBI MOST WANTED UK * DUKE OF SUTHERLAND ESTATE *** National Crime Agency Biggest Organised Crime Bank Fraud Case
Scoop.it!

Ian Fleming Naval Intelligence Officer Author GOLDENEYE ESTATE * CARROLL TRUST George Duke of Sutherland Montego Bay Jamaica Residence Story

Ian Fleming Naval Intelligence Officer Author GOLDENEYE ESTATE * CARROLL TRUST George Duke of Sutherland Montego Bay Jamaica Residence Story | The Montegonian | Scoop.it
FBI Scotland Yard targeted Withers Worldwide law firm crime syndicate removed Gerald Carroll settlement deeds archival records in a bungled attempt to destroy a forensic paper trail leading back to this massive City of London bank fraud heist case MAINSTREAM NEWS MEDIA EXTRACTS: I The s...

Via Carroll Foundation Trust
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Yannick Pessoa from itsyourbiz - Travel - Enjoy Life!
Scoop.it!

World's First Flyboard Marriage Proposal

On 12/7/2014, one week after launching his Flyhigh Jamaica business at Margaritaville Montego Bay, Jeff Luft flew to the bedroom window at Casa Blanca and pr...

Via Skip Boykin
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Yannick Pessoa from Amazing Science
Scoop.it!

Newly discovered bacteria can eat plastic bottles

Newly discovered bacteria can eat plastic bottles | The Montegonian | Scoop.it
A team of Japanese scientists has found a species of bacteria that eats the type of plastic found in most disposable water bottles.

 

The discovery, published Thursday in the journal Science, could lead to new methods to manage the more than 50 million tons of this particular type of plastic produced globally each year.

The plastic found in water bottles is known as polyethylene terephthalate, or PET. It is also found in polyester clothing, frozen-dinner trays and blister packaging.

 

"If you walk down the aisle in Wal-Mart you're seeing a lot of PET," said Tracy Mincer, who studies plastics in the ocean at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts. Part of the appeal of PET is that it is lightweight, colorless and strong. However, it has also been notoriously resistant to being broken down by microbes-what experts call "biodegradation." Previous studies had found a few species of fungi can grow on PET, but until now, no one had found any microbes that can eat it.

 

To find the plastic-eating bacterium described in the study, the Japanese research team from Kyoto Institute of Technology and Keio University collected 250 PET-contaminated samples including sediment, soil and wastewater from a plastic bottle recycling site.

 

Next they screened the microbes living on the samples to see whether any of them were eating the PET and using it to grow. They originally found a consortium of bugs that appeared to break down a PET film, but they eventually discovered that just one of bacteria species was responsible for the PET degradation. They named it Ideonella sakainesis.

 

Further tests in the lab revealed that it used two enzymes to break down the PET. After adhering to the PET surface, the bacteria secretes one enzyme onto the PET to generate an intermediate chemical. That chemical is then taken up by the cell, where another enzyme breaks it down even further, providing the bacteria with carbon and energy to grow.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Yannick Pessoa from New Journalism
Scoop.it!

Local News in a Digital Age

Local News in a Digital Age | The Montegonian | Scoop.it
In-depth case studies in three disparate cities (Denver, Macon and Sioux City) show that local news still matters, with nearly nine-in-ten city residents following it closely.

Via Luís António Santos
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Yannick Pessoa
Scoop.it!

Miss Cacoon Primary contestants sashed - Jamaica Gleaner

Miss Cacoon Primary contestants sashed - Jamaica Gleaner | The Montegonian | Scoop.it
WESTERN BUREAU:The six contestants in the Miss Cacoon Primary School pageant were sashed in a ceremony in the Dias community square in Hanover, on Tuesday.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Yannick Pessoa
Scoop.it!

Jamaica with Kids: Best Things to Do on a Family Vacation in Negril, Montego Bay or Ocho Rios

Jamaica with Kids: Best Things to Do on a Family Vacation in Negril, Montego Bay or Ocho Rios | The Montegonian | Scoop.it
Jamaica is a near-perfect family vacation destination.  Hotels and all-inclusive resorts have extensive facilities to enchant and entertain the entire family.
Yannick Pessoa's insight:

A we seh #MontegoBay...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Yannick Pessoa
Scoop.it!

Robber hacked to death in MoBay, associate saved by church members

Robber hacked to death in MoBay, associate saved by church members | The Montegonian | Scoop.it
The largest Jamaican discussion forum
Yannick Pessoa's insight:

A we seh #MontegoBay...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Yannick Pessoa
Scoop.it!

#intotheblue #MontegoBay #inJamaica #jamaica #sea... | C O S M O T E E

#intotheblue #MontegoBay #inJamaica #jamaica #sea... | C O S M O T E E | The Montegonian | Scoop.it
#intotheblue #MontegoBay #inJamaica #jamaica #sea #travel #islandlife (at Montego Bay, Jamaica)
Yannick Pessoa's insight:

A we seh #MontegoBay...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Yannick Pessoa
Scoop.it!

From Kingston to Montego Bay, the new Jamrock - Washington Post

From Kingston to Montego Bay, the new Jamrock - Washington Post | The Montegonian | Scoop.it
One photographer documents the vibrant soul of present-day Jamaica
Yannick Pessoa's insight:

A we seh #MontegoBay...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Yannick Pessoa
Scoop.it!

A visit to two Sandals resorts in Montego Bay, Jamaica - Redlands Daily Facts

A visit to two Sandals resorts in Montego Bay, Jamaica - Redlands Daily Facts | The Montegonian | Scoop.it
As travel agents based in Redlands, my wife, Marlys, and I have visited all the Sandals all-inclusive luxury resorts.Every Sandals resort sits on a beautiful white sand beach, on six of the most gorgeous islands in the Caribbean or possibly the...
Yannick Pessoa's insight:

A we seh #MontegoBay...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Yannick Pessoa
Scoop.it!

Elka Battle, Daniel Murillo wed in Montego Bay - The Philadelphia Tribune

Elka Battle, Daniel Murillo wed in Montego Bay - The Philadelphia Tribune | The Montegonian | Scoop.it
The former Elka Battle was married to Daniel Murillo in a picturesque ceremony on Aug. 30 at the Grand Palladium Resort & Spa in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Yannick Pessoa from Linux and Open Source
Scoop.it!

China Promotes Linux-Based Operating System Against Windows, Android | Open Source Application Software Companies content from The VAR Guy

China Promotes Linux-Based Operating System Against Windows, Android | Open Source Application Software Companies content from The VAR Guy | The Montegonian | Scoop.it
The Chinese government is promoting China Operating System, a closed source, Linux-based OS that it hopes will supplant Microsoft Windows and Google Android.

Via Linuxaria
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Yannick Pessoa from Fuji X-Pro1
Scoop.it!

Good times in Jamaica | Karim Haddad

Good times in Jamaica | Karim Haddad | The Montegonian | Scoop.it

I finally made it out to Jamaica… nearly two months ago!! What can I say? There are plenty of distractions in Miami outside of work that might have played some part in delaying this post. I left on Christmas day to meet a couple friends who were flying in from Baltimore. It was my first (personal) trip to the Caribbean since I moved to Miami. As long as I’m here, I can’t complain about all the tropical destinations that are less than three hours away, and I need to do a better job of taking advantage of them. I had been wanting to go to Jamaica for a long time – the beaches and Kingston. Although we were only visiting Montego Bay and Negril on this trip, I still had high expectations. One of the things I was most excited about was my next opportunity to take pictures outside of the US, even if I wasn’t able to get a waterproof camera in time. I arrived about an hour before my friends. As soon as I cleared customs at Montego Bay, I went to the bar outside the airport for some Red Stripes and beef patties. I documented that whole experience via my iPhone on Instagram. I was looking forward to doing more of that, but sadly my phone did not survive much longer. It was charging while we were at the hotel getting ready to hit the beach. As we were rushing out I snatched the phone off the table, forgetting to screw in that crucial piece on my waterproof case. About an hour later, as I laid back floating on the water, I pulled the phone out to to take a picture only to notice that the case had been completely flooded with salt water. Not cool… but needless to say, I had brought my X-Pro1 along on the trip......


Via Thomas Menk
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Yannick Pessoa
Scoop.it!

Islamic Dawah Centre

Islamic Dawah Centre is a charitable organisation aimed towards educating and promoting the peaceful values of Islam in Jamaica.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Yannick Pessoa from New Journalism
Scoop.it!

10 Movies Every Journalist Should Watch

10 Movies Every Journalist Should Watch | The Montegonian | Scoop.it
There are a lot of great movies out there that journalists should see... of course you have some of the well-known journalism stories that every journalist has seen, like All the President's Men, so I...

Via Luís António Santos
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Yannick Pessoa
Scoop.it!

Making Memories in Montego Bay

Making Memories in Montego Bay | The Montegonian | Scoop.it
There is nothing quite like a Caribbean vacation. The ocean, the breeze, the sunshine, the margaritas!
Yannick Pessoa's insight:

A we seh #MontegoBay...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Yannick Pessoa
Scoop.it!

Economic “Clusters” in Jamaica? - Caribbean Journal

Economic “Clusters” in Jamaica? - Caribbean Journal | The Montegonian | Scoop.it
It may be time to create economic "cliusters" to spur growth in Jamaica, according to Densil Williams.
Yannick Pessoa's insight:

A we seh #MontegoBay...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Yannick Pessoa
Scoop.it!

Royalton White Sands, Montego Bay receives Green Globe Certification - eTurboNews

Royalton White Sands, Montego Bay receives Green Globe Certification - eTurboNews | The Montegonian | Scoop.it
Source: Green Globe LOS ANGELES, California - Royalton Luxury Resorts is pleased to announce that Royalton White Sands, Montego Bay has been awarded Green Globe Certification.
Yannick Pessoa's insight:

A we seh #MontegoBay...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Yannick Pessoa
Scoop.it!

From Kingston to Montego Bay, the new Jamrock - Washington Post

From Kingston to Montego Bay, the new Jamrock - Washington Post | The Montegonian | Scoop.it
One photographer documents the vibrant soul of present-day Jamaica
Yannick Pessoa's insight:

A we seh #MontegoBay...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Yannick Pessoa
Scoop.it!

Become informers to end crime, Montego Bay mayor urges - Jamaica Observer

Become informers to end crime, Montego Bay mayor urges - Jamaica Observer | The Montegonian | Scoop.it
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Mayor of Montego Bay, Glendon Harris, has called on all well-thinking Jamaicans to become “informers” in order to rid Jamaica of what he termed the “modern day blackheart men” who are holding the ...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Yannick Pessoa from Mixed American Life
Scoop.it!

Toni Morrison to Colbert: ‘There’s No Such Thing As Race’ - COLORLINES

Toni Morrison to Colbert: ‘There’s No Such Thing As Race’ - COLORLINES | The Montegonian | Scoop.it
The Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author broke it down.

Via Community Village Sites
more...
Community Village Sites's curator insight, November 21, 2014 1:52 PM


The audience was dead silent when she said there is no such thing as race. 

I bet there were confused as hell. 

'Cause they and we all know racism is real, and how can racism be real without race? 

I think when we oversimplify 'race as a social construct' - only - then we confuse the hell out of people.


===

Disambiguation and the answer to why all this talk about race

Ice, water, and steam are all forms of water. Race also needs to be understood in different ways and through different lenses. 


The  lens of society


Society racializes us. A race label is applied to us regardless of our true ethnic heritage. 


The lens of sociology


Race is the label that the census and school applications require of us to self identify  in order to track discrimination, a requirement since the 1964 civil rights. Race (phenotype) is based on our outward appearance, whereas race (haplotype) takes into account our whole physical identity – inside and out.


The lens of medical science

Most anthropologists describe race (phenotype) as a social construct, often used to discriminate and segregate. Whereas most medical scientists, who are curing diseases, will describe race (haplotype) as real. Medical institutions collect data on self identified race (phenotype). As dangerous as the slippery slope of race-base medicine is, there has been success in finding bone marrow donors through race based donation drives for groups who find it challenging to find a bone marrow match for example.


The lens of hate


Humans are tribal by nature. Wired into us is a fear of the new that we do not understand and therefor a fear of the other. The word for this is xenophobia. Having unchecked fear and living in a society that normalizes the doctrine of white supremacy leads to the normalization of racism.


===


PS - I read The Bluest Eye. It's good.