Why you should care about Facebook’s big push into the metaverse – By Shirin Ghaffary  Nov 24, 2021, 3:15pm EST — Just Sayin’

The futuristic tech Mark Zuckerberg is investing billions in could remake the internet. Shirin GhaffaryNov 24, 2021, 3:15pm EST It’s the next big breakthrough in technology. It’s a joke. It’s a marketing strategy. It’s a techno-dystopian nightmare. It’s the metaverse — defined most simply as a virtual world where people can socialize, work, and play — and Facebook’s CEO […]

Why you should care about Facebook’s big push into the metaverse – By Shirin Ghaffary  Nov 24, 2021, 3:15pm EST — Just Sayin’

JET says there is no confusion over Cockpit Country

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I sometimes wonder whether media commentators are a little tired of topics like the Cockpit Country, because they are not going away. I can almost see them doing the “eye roll” emoji as they sit down to pen a careless piece for the Sunday Gleaner, such as the article by Mr. Mark Wignall on November 14. Because he did not have the patience to do the required homework, Mr. Wignall contented himself with snide comments like “That, of course, will not satisfy activists (sic) groups like the Jamaica Environmental (sic) Trust (JET), which wants to have it both ways.” 

Mr. Wignall is very good at commenting on crime and violence on our island and likes to give us his personal insights on such matters. Even in this article he could not resist mentioning “an area that is a haunt of mine” that was “shot up”! Dear me! [Insert eye…

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San Francisco DA charges 9 involved in organized retail thefts | TheHill

The district attorney in San Francisco on Tuesday night announced felony charges against nine people allegedly involved in a string of organized retail theft crimes.

Chesa Boudin filed felony charges against Francill White, Tomiko Miller, Kimberly Cherry, Ivan Speed, Raymond Phillips, Edward James Jr., Michael Ray, Jamisi Callaway and Daron Wilson in connection with the recent thefts, according to a local NBC News station.

Five of the individuals were allegedly part of a mob of dozens of people who stormed a Louis Vuitton store and others at the shopping plaza Union Square on Friday night, stealing an estimated $1 million in merchandise.

Three others are accused of looting a cannabis dispensary in the city on the same night, while the ninth was charged with raiding a Walgreens.

Source: San Francisco DA charges 9 involved in organized retail thefts | TheHill

Another COVID-19 warning for Europe as Slovakia announces lockdown | CIDRAP

Globally, cases rose 6% last week, marking a month-long climb, the WHO said yesterday in its weekly pandemic update. Deaths also rose by 6% compared to the previous week, with the Western Pacific and Americas regions reporting sharp increases in fatalities.

The five countries that reported the most cases include the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Russia, and Turkey.

Slovakia orders lockdown

Slovakia today ordered a 2-week lockdown to slow its record surge, according to Reuters, becoming the second European country behind Austria to take such a strong step.

Slovakia’s daily COVID-19 cases passed 10,000 for the first time this week, and officials said hospitalizations are at a critical point of limiting other care and potentially seeking help from foreign countries.

Meanwhile, other European countries reported new daily record highs, including the NetherlandsGermanyHungary, and the Czech Republic.

Source: Another COVID-19 warning for Europe as Slovakia announces lockdown | CIDRAP

United States Embassy Partners with Junior Achievement Jamaica on Youth Empowerment Programs

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More cheerful news. Junior Achievement Jamaica has been quietly doing the work, getting schoolchildren ready for the world of work and entrepreneurship…

United States Embassy Partners with Junior Achievement JA on Youth Empowerment Programs

The U.S. Embassy has partnered with Junior Achievement Jamaica (JA Jamaica), to provide tablets for students in need at the primary and high school levels. This initiative, valued at J$3.7M, is tied to two flagship programs being led by JA Jamaica, namely, the JA BizTown Program for primary schools and the Junior Achievement Company of Entrepreneurs(JACE) Program for high schools.

JA BizTown combines in-class learning with a simulated work experience in a model town. It allows students to understand and carry out functionalities of a bank, manage businesses, act as consumers, and practice the roles and responsibilities of being a good citizen. It helps students connect the dots between what they learn in school and…

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Jamaica declares November 23rd Mary Seacole Day

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Jamaica is hurrying down towards Christmas now, it seems. Not a gallop yet – just a gentle canter. Lots of happenings and running up and down, and things seem a little brighter and more lively than last year’s season, which was fairly glum.

There is some cheerful news here, though. The Government of Jamaica has finally seen fit to officially recognize the life and legacy of Mary Seacole. Yesterday was declared Mary Seacole Day, and there was a small ceremony to celebrate near the site of the inn where she worked, Blundell Hall, an inn or boarding house where she was born, at 8 East Street. The UK has really done a great deal in her memory, including a magnificent statue at St. Thomas Hospital in London. You can read a great deal of interesting history here, from Dr. Elizabeth N. Anionwu, Professor Emeritus of Nursing at…

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Beleza escondida

Vivaldi translation: Hidden beauty
“There is always a hidden beauty, behind what few can see. The essentials of life, lie beyond what human eyes can detect. “

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“Há sempre uma beleza escondida, por trás daquilo que, poucos conseguem enxergar. O essencial da vida, reside para além do que os olhos humanos conseguem detectar. “

Matii Freire Pereira . Beleza escondida.

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Santarém, pa 24 de novembro de 2021

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The Infinity Game

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To my regular readers: I know you must be wondering where my normal posts are, and I am sorry for that. The scary stories make money and I’m dirt poor so I will be doing this for a hot minute. I will eventually do more normal posts as soon as I have time, but the holidays are a very busy time for us. Thank you for your understanding. 

Has anyone ever played the Infinity Game? The one with the mirrors? Most people don’t know it’s a game, they just think it’s a cool visual effect. Maybe it’s different for me, being raised by witches. Not Halloween witches, but the ones who practice Wicca. You can Google it if you really want to learn about them, but I’m here to talk about the game.

Most people don’t understand what it’s capable of. They have no idea they’re standing at a locked…

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