Daily Archives: April 9, 2012

Guyanese Association of British Columbia – Annual Independence Dinner & Dance

Cricket: West Indies versus Australia – First Test – updates

West Indies versus Australia – First Test – April 2012 – Barbados

WI v Australia, 1st Test, Bridgetown, 5th day

Adelaide ’06 heist inspired Clarke

Barbados ‘as special a win as I’ve had in my career’ | Scorecard | Report | Brettig: Courage in the gloaming | Sammy’s glimpse of paradise |      Clarke’s brave captaincy gave belief | Plays | Gallery | Stats – A unique victory

West Indies v Australia, 1st Test, Bridgetown, 4th day

Australia turn tables on wobbly West Indies

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

April 10, 2012

West Indies 449 for 9 dec and 71 for 5 (Hilfenhaus 3-17) lead Australia 406 for 9 dec (Clarke 73, Harris 68*, Roach 3-72) by 114 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

WI v Australia, 1st Test, Bridgetown, 3rd day

Bowlers keep West Indies on top

Scorecard | Report – Clarke fights with half-century | Brettig: No. 3 not so elementary for Watson | Plays – Watson’s reputation grows | Gallery

Get more info on this and other matches at this website: espncricinfo.com

Chanderpaul puts West Indies out front – scores century

Published on April 9, 2012
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Shivnarine Chanderpaulcollected a milestone 25th Test hundred, putting West Indies in a favourable position in the first Digicel Test against Australia on Sunday.The durable left-hander was undefeated on 103, leading West Indies to 449 for nine declared in their first innings on the second day at Kensington Oval.West Indies however, failed to make a breakthrough before the close, as David Warner, not out 27, and Ed Cowan, not out 13, batted with aplomb, as Australia reached 44 without loss before bad light stopped play 6.1 overs early.Chanderpaul held centre stage, however. He is now third on the list of century-makers for West Indies, behind Brian Lara (34) and Garfield Sobers (26) and in front of Vivian Richards (24).He also eclipsed Lara’s record of 1,339 for most runs at Kensington Oval. He now has 1,374 at 52.84 from 28 innings in 16 appearances.Chanderpaul reached the landmark from 235 balls, when he pulled Ben Hilfenhaus through square leg for two, typically anchoring a determined West Indies batting effort.Several other batsmen got starts, but failed to follow Chanderpaul’s lead, as every West Indies batsmen reached double figures for the first time in history – Darren Bravo scored 51, Darren Sammy made 41, Carlton Baugh Jr got 22 and Narsingh Deonarine added 21.  Continue reading

White days, white nights in white satin with white lace – Freddie Kissoon

White days, white nights in white satin with white lace – (“whiteness in advertisements”)

APRIL 8, 2012 | FREDDIE KISSOON  –  Commentary

I spoke to this young lady who does designing with a certain newspaper. I asked her not to misinterpret my curiosity as an intrusion into her work, because I have no such authority. My interest was the relentless light-complexioned bodies that appear in her advertisements.

She said that she goes onto Google Images and pulls down the faces. I then questioned why no dark-skinned visage. I stumped her. She couldn’t answer.
Months later, the situation remained unchanged. I went to the owner of a certain commercial enterprise to inquire if the faces on their advertisements are sent to the newspaper. She wasn’t in the country, but the manager said that the store does not design the page. At the time of writing, the same old story goes on.

What you are about to read here is the product of research. The reader has the choice of testing what is contained in this article. If I am contradicted, then I will discontinue this column. Here is my challenge if you are going to take me on. I am contending that over ninety (yes, as large as ninety) percent of the faces that appear in all advertisements in the four daily newspapers (KN, SN, Chronicle and Guyana Times) and all (yes, all) local ads on television are of light complexion. Continue reading

Job Interviews – Stories from The Rosaliene Bacchus Blog

Rosaliene Bacchus was born in Guyana. She and her sons lived in Fortaleza, Brazil for a number of years. They left in October 2003, and now live in Los Angeles. California.  She is a regular commenter in Guyanese Online. She also has her own Blog : Three Worlds One Vision ~ Guyana – Brazil – USA.

In this entry we feature two of her recent blog entries that relate to “Job Interviews”. There are many more interesting entries, so have a look at her Blog.

Posted by Rosaliene Bacchus in GuyanaWorking Life

To prepare for our entrance into the workplace and lead productive lives as adults, we spend years in elementary and secondary schools and, for those who can afford it, college or university. Then, when the time comes to enter the workplace, we discover that our academic achievements are not enough to get a job. We have to face a selection process. It helps when we have a relative or friend in the company, organization or government agency to help us to gain entry. But this is no guarantee to obtaining the desired position.   [more]

Posted by Rosaliene Bacchus in BrazilWorking Life

Looking for work is tough in a marketplace where job openings are scarce. Extra earnings from private English lessons and Portuguese/English translations, done in the evenings after work, were insufficient to cover my shortfall. I considered moving my sons to a less expensive private school, but one of their teachers advised me against the move. My older son begged to stay.

I submitted job applications to all the major exporters in Fortaleza, Brazil. No response. Then a friend told me of an opening for an Import/Export Analyst at a medium-sized melon producer and exporter.  [more]

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