St. Lucia’s Tropical Wonders – Sulfur Springs and Sugar Beach

Silford Warren leverages more than 30 years of experience as an auditor and accountant to serve as the president his own accounting firm, Silford Warren, CPA, PC, in Brooklyn, New York. Outside of his professional endeavors, Silford Warren enjoys traveling, particularly to tropical locations like St. Lucia.

In St. Lucia, visitors can experience a wide range of activities set against picturesque landscapes. St. Lucia’s Sulfur Springs are one of the many popular destinations on the island, as they allow travelers to drive into a volcano and view the island’s bubbling, internal contents. In addition to experiencing the interior of a volcano, visitors can engage in a relaxing volcanic mud bath featuring mud that some say offers rejuvenating and restorative qualities. The treatment starts with an application of alabaster silica, follows with a full-body mud massage, and concludes with a leisurely soak in a sulfur pool.

To further enjoy St. Lucia’s tropical wonders, visitors can travel through the rain forest to tranquil Sugar Beach, where they can explore the warm Caribbean waters surrounding the island. Divers and snorkelers can encounter a diverse collection of marine life in the clear waters and immaculate coral reefs, including sea turtles, sharks, and octopi.

The Golden Set in Tennis

Silford Warren, a certified public accountant (CPA) working for his own tax and accounting firm in New York City, enjoys staying physically fit. Silford Warren jogs frequently and likes to play tennis whenever possible.

Tennis can be scored in a variety of ways depending on the venue and level of competition. In most cases, a set of tennis is played to six or eight games, with each game consisting of at least four points. One of the rarest accomplishments a professional or amateur tennis player can achieve is the golden set. Similar to pitching a perfect game in baseball, a golden set occurs when a player secures all six or eight games without dropping a single point. A player working toward the golden set must avoid making any unforced errors, including double faults.

In 2012, unseeded Russian Yaroslova Shvedova recorded a golden set in the third round of Wimbledon against Italian Sara Errani. Tennis historians and record keepers believe Shvedova is the first woman since 1943 and only the second player in the Open Era to achieve a golden set. The feat, which required just 15 minutes, was made all the more remarkable considering Errani had recently won the French Open and had been seeded 10th at the tournament. Shvedova won the match by a score of 6-0, 6-4.

Fossil Discovery in Ethiopia Extends Human History

An experienced certified public accountant, Silford Warren leads as the president of his own accounting firm in New York City, where he provides various financial and tax-related services. Silford Warren balances his professional pursuits with a number of other interests, including the study of human history and anthropology.

According to research recently published in the journal Science, the discovery of a jawbone in Ethiopia has extended human history by roughly 400,000 years and suggests that early members of the Homo species resided in Ethiopia around 2.8 million years ago. The fossil was discovered at the Ledi-Geraru research site by Chalachew Seyoum, an Arizona State University graduate student from Ethiopia, and the subsequent research was led by Brian Villmoare, a scholar at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Due to its placement in the fossil record, the jawbone helps explain the evolution of hominids between the time frame of 2 million and 3 million years ago, a period that previously was poorly understood because of a lack of fossils. The anatomical characteristics of the jawbone are a blend of primitive and more advanced features, including human-shaped teeth and a backward-sloped chin similar to that of an ape.