Daily Archives: March 2, 2012

Guyana Republic Ball – February 26, 2012 – Orlando. Florida. – pictures

Guyana Republic Ball –  February 26, 2012 – Orlando. Florida. – pictures

Link below to pictures from the Republic Ball, Saturday, Feb 26th. 2012 at The Rosen Center, Orlando, FL. USA.

Click link then view Album to see all pictures.  From:  www.gtlime.ezreunions.com

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— Post #1161

Guyana Floods – March 2012 – Several drainage pumps fail as city is submerged

Several drainage pumps fail as city is submerged

MARCH 1, 2012 | BY KNEWS | FILED UNDER NEWS

City Mayor, Hamilton Green, has blamed continuous heavy rainfall, non-functional drainage structures and clogged drains for flooding in and around Georgetown yesterday,  (February 29).

Green held an emergency press briefing at City Hall where he said that even if all the drainage structures were operational Georgetown would have still experienced flooding because of the City’s capacity to drain only one inch of rainfall in a 24-hour period.

He stressed that during the course of the rainfall Georgetown experienced 5.15 inches of rainfall which is unusual but added that with unpredictable weather patterns anything is possible.

Green emphasized that visits to the various drainage facilities across the Capital City, Georgetown earlier during the day revealed that the relief structures at Kingston, Princes Street, and Lamaha Street were non-functional.   Continue reading

Russia: The beginning of the end of Putin

Russia’s presidency

The beginning of the end of Putin

Vladimir Putin will once again become Russia’s president. Even so, his time is running out

Mar 3rd 2012 | The Economist Magazine

THE point of elections is that their outcome should be uncertain. But everybody in Russia knows that Vladimir Putin, who is now prime minister, will be elected president on March 4th. This is not because he is overwhelmingly popular, but because his support will be supplemented by a potent mixture of vote-rigging and the debarring of all plausible alternative candidates.

The uncertainty will come after the election, not before. Developments in the past few months have shown that Mr Putin cannot rule his country indefinitely.

The beginning of the end of his reign has begun ..(see article below).  Whether it is a good end or a bad one is up to him. [more]

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Putin’s Russia  –   Call back yesterday        [click link below]

Twelve years after his first election, Vladimir Putin is becoming president of Russia again. The country is a lot harder to control now

Mar 3rd 2012 | CHEREPOVETS, MOSCOW AND VOLOGDA

— Post #1159

Portrait of a globalized family !

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/21/us/politics/21family.html?pagewanted=all

This is a old piece on President Obama that was written by Judi Kantor (NYT), in January 2009.  You should find it quite interesting

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President Obama hugged his half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, at her December 2003
 wedding to Konrad Ng, third from right, in Hawaii . From left, his daughters, Sasha
 and Malia; his grandmother Madelyne Dunham, seated; Konrad’s parents, Joan
 and Howard Ng, and brother Perry Ng; and Michelle Obama. Continue reading
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