Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Gift of Immortal Cells – Henrietta Lacks

The Gift of Immortal Cells – Henrietta Lacks

Watch this video by clicking here> Henrietta Lacks – Immortal Cells

Henrietta Lacks died  of cancer in 1951.  Foe some reason her cells were able to exist after she dies, something that was not possible before.  Johns Hopkins University used these cells to replicate billions of copies which are still sold today as HELA cells, to laboratories worldwide.

Her family was not told about Henrietta’s contribution to science until 25 years later – they felt cheated and violated for not being told.  Up to this date they have never received any rolalties or compensation.

We should wonder … Why???    Look at the video and form your opinion.

(Thanks to Eton Anthony Thomas Sr. for sending this video to us).

Al-Jazeera Live-TV news feed … Egypt etc

Al Jazeera Live-TV news feed … Egypt etc

Watch here – click>:

Al-Jazeera has been reporting live from the unrest in Egypt, attracting countless viewers from all around the world to it’s English-language 24/7 TV feed. The network’s strong online presence is a direct result of being ignored by all of the big U.S. cable networks…. more at link below

Read: Why Al-Jazeera  owns Internet-TV English coverage

Jamaica…. Some Reflections

Jamaica…. Some Reflections

A nice video on Jamaica … with reflections by Harry Belafonte, Andrew Young, and Hugh Masakela ….

We set out to remind of the great influence we, as Jamaicans, have had on others. Hopefully the pride we have for the past achievements will translate into our sense of rightousness to be brothers and sisters to our neighbours and re-orient our minds to work as one moving positively into a brighter tomorrow.

From Frame by Frame Productions.

Tom Brokaw explains Canada to Americans.


Tom Brokaw explains Canada to Americans.

Click the link above to view an interesting video on Canada and its close relations with the USA. This video was made by Canadian Tom Brokow during the 2010 Winter Olympics held in Vancouver, British Columbia.

It tells about the common interests of the two countries,  the trade between the two countries,  and  the USA’s dependency on Canada’s natural resources. For instance, … Did you know that that USA imports more crude oil from Canada than any other nation?

Top 100 Music Videos Station

Top 100 Music Videos Station

Top 100 Music Videos Station < click

Click the above link for continuous playing of the top 100 music videos – as they were listed on January 27, 2011.

Please note that some videos will not play in certain geographical areas….. Enjoy!!!

The child-driven education – video

The child-driven education – Sugata Mitra

About this talk

Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education — the best teachers and schools don’t exist where they’re needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.

About Sugata Mitra

Sugata Mitra’s “Hole in the Wall” experiments have shown that, in the absence of supervision or formal teaching, children can teach themselves and each other, if they’re motivated by curiosity and… Full bio and more links

Hans Rosling’s 200 Countries, 200 Years

Hans Rosling’s 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes – The Joy of Stats – BBC Four

This is one of Hans Rosling’s videos which has become very popular.

Hans Rosling does documentaries, which take viewers on a rollercoaster rides through the wonderful world of statistics to explore the remarkable power thay have to change our understanding of the world. These presentations by  Professor Hans Rosling, are eye-opening, mind-expanding and his funny online lectures have made him an international internet legend.

Here is is talking about the development of the world over the last 200 years and how it has helped in the life expectancy of mankind.

Understanding the rise of China

Understanding the rise of China

About this talk

Speaking at a TED Salon in London, economist Martin Jacques asks: How do we in the West make sense of China and its phenomenal rise? The author of “When China Rules the World,” he examines why the West often puzzles over the growing power of the Chinese economy, and offers three building blocks for understanding what China is and will become.

About Martin Jacques

Martin Jacques is the author of “When China Rules the World,” and a columnist for the Guardian and New Statesman. He was a co-founder of the think tank Demos. Full bio and more links

Famous People of Guyanese Heritage

Famous People of Guyanese Heritage

Here is a list of  some famous people of Guyanese heritage that has been compiled by Kelvin Mahadeo, aka “Crazy Kelvin”, a Toronto-based artist and web designer, of Guyanese parentage.  Check out his bio at his website at

Of course this is just a partial list.  If you know of other famous Guyanese, you could contact him at:

Music Artists (8)     Leona Lewis *UPDATED*    Rihanna *UPDATED*   Eddy Grant   Deborah Cox

Dave Baksh   Sol RayeKen “Snakehips” Johnson Melanie Fiona *NEW*  Actors (6)Sean Patrick  ThomasDerek Luke *NEW*Marc Gomes *NEW*  Ram John Holder *NEW*  Norman Beaton *NEW*  Guy Wellman *NEW*Actresses (7)Maureen Bunyan *NEW* Dawnn Lewis *NEW*  Flora Cheong-Leen *NEW*  CCH Pounder  Jessica Caesar  Carmen Munroe *NEW*Rhona Fox *NEW*Politicians (2)Valerie Amos Bernie Grant *NEW*Athletes (12)Priscilla Lopes-Schliep *NEW*Corinne Van Ryck de Groot *NEW*Nicolette Fernandes *NEW*Dwayne De Rosario *NEW*Phil Edwards *NEW*Marcus McKoy *NEW*Troy Ross *NEW*Dennis Andries *NEW*Sean Foley *NEW*Howard Eastman *NEW*Martiza Correia *UPDATED*Ezekiel Jackson *NEW*Models (3)Shakira Baksh Nicole Narain Janice E. Moorgen *NEW*Writers (3)Dr. Mike Philips E.R. Braithwaite John Agard *NEW*



Also look at this extensive list of Guyanese in an earlier time – in 1971 …… that was contained in a publication of Caribbean Personalities …..  Go to:

Come Visit Guyana – video

Come Visit Guyana – video

Pictures of Guyana with background music by Dave Martins and the Tradewinds singing “Not a Blade a Grass”.

Enjoy the various pictures as well as the music.

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