Daily Archives: 09/11/2012

London: Notting Hill Carnival 2012 – story and pictures

That’s not very PC! Once upon a time, Notting Hill Carnival revellers just used to wear police helmets… now the officers join in the dirty dancing

  • Bank Holiday Monday sees parade of floats and brightly dressed performers pass through west London
  • 48th year of the popular festival that celebrates different cultures and traditions

By Nick Enoch and Sam Shead        Comments (222)

PUBLISHED: 14:45 GMT, 27 August 2012 | UPDATED: 12:52 GMT, 28 August 2012

When two performers started bumping and grinding next to railing at the Notting Hill Carnival today, this policeman clearly thought the best thing to do was keep a very watchful eye on them. And no, that middle-distance stare isn’t fooling anyone.

Meanwhile, a fellow officer also got in on the action as he put his arms around two more scantily clad revellers. And unlike his colleague, he couldn’t resist a huge smile.    Continue reading

We will Never Forget – 25 Guyanese who died on Sept 11, 2001


In Memory of the 25 Guyanese who perished on Sept. 11, 2001
WTC burning towers
• Patrick Adams:
Patrick Adams, born December 20, 1939)
Security Officer, World Trade Center – Worked on 80th Floor, Tower 2
Wife (for 47 years): Allison Adams. Left a message on the answering machine
at home informing his wife that he was trapped.  Started Army life as a volunteer. Joined the Guyana Defence Force, where he became personal bodyguard and driver to Brigadier Price. Retired at age 40 as Staff Sargeant. Later recalled and placed in charge of the Maritime Post in Kingston, Georgetown.  Daughters: Belinda, Michelle, Grace, Sandra, Carol and June  Brothers: Kenrick and Dennis   Sister: Jean; 32 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Attended St Cyril’s Anglican School and the Government Technical Institute. Father: Herman Adams  Mother: Lilian Adams.
Rudy Bacchus 
Born May 20, 1953 at Springlands, Corentyne, Berbice); Stockbroker with Nasdaq. Former Vice President at Merrill Lynch. Started his own company: Rudy Bacchus Floor Broker.  Was attending breakfast Risk Water Conference at Windows on the World Restaurant, 107th Floor.  Home: Matuchen, New Jersey. Was ordained Deacon of the Second Baptist Church in Machuten.  Wife: Juana (of Panama)   Daughters: Berto and Carla   Father: Rodwell Anthony.  Mother: Gloria Anthony, formerly of Campbellville, Georgetown.  Brothers and Sisters: Herbert Bacchus, Charles Bacchus, Ian Anthony, Trevor Anthony, Camilia Bacchus, Desiree Anthony and Avril Anthony.  Continue reading

War and Bluff: Iran, Israel and the United States

War and Bluff: Iran, Israel and the United States

By George Friedman | Sept. 11, 2012 – Stratfor

For the past several months, the Israelis have been threatening to attack Iranian nuclear sites as the United States has pursued a complex policy of avoiding complete opposition to such strikes while making clear it doesn’t feel such strikes are necessary. At the same time, the United States has carried out maneuvers meant to demonstrate its ability to prevent the Iranian counter to an attack — namely blocking the Strait of Hormuz.

While these maneuvers were under way, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said no “redline” exists that once crossed by Iran would compel an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities. The Israeli government has long contended that Tehran eventually will reach the point where it will be too costly for outsiders to stop the Iranian nuclear program.    Continue reading

CDC Preparing for New Swine Flu – Should You?

CDC Preparing for New Swine Flu – Should You?

Story at-a-glance

  • With flu season just around the corner, it’s time to review the evidence and decide if you are going to listen to the media and public health authorities and choose to receive the flu vaccine for yourself or your family
  • Recent reports warn that a new variant strain of the H3N2 influenza A virus – H3N2v – has been identified in the U.S. in children and adults who were in direct contact with pigs at county fairs. Despite CDC assurances that the swine-origin variant H3N2 virus is still principally limited to pigs and poses a very limited threat for human-to-human transmission, the FDA recently reminded the public that the influenza A H3N2 virus is one of the three viruses that was selected last spring to be included in the 2012-2013 seasonal flu vaccine formulation     Continue reading
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